The very nature of co-operatives means they should actively engage with and have a positive impact on the communities in which they operate. This one-day workshop will explore corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed by the United Nations General Assembly.

Who is it for?

This workshop is for you if you…

  • are a member or colleague of a co-operative or similar organisation
  • are interested in how your organisation can make a positive impact on the communities it works with
  • are a co-operative member with responsibility for promoting your co-operative/co-operatives generally
  • want to learn more about organisational strategies for CSR and how they are implemented
  • wish to know more about how CSR is reported by organisations, in particular co-operatives
  • are interested in the link between CSR and SDGs

What will I learn?

By the end of this workshop you will be able to…

  • describe the principles of an organisational CSR strategy
  • Outline the UN SDGs and the link with CSR strategy in co-operatives and similar organisations
  • detail the current CSR strategy of your organisation
  • explain the impact of an organisational CSR strategy on organisational performance
  • explain the responsibilities of different stakeholders in your organisation with regard to the CSR plan
  • describe how organisations implement, evaluate and report on organisational CSR strategy

How will I learn?

In this workshop you will take part in tutor led discussions, group activity and review of case studies  in order to learn identify best practice and relate this to your own organisation.

You may wish to complete this workshop as part of a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification. For this you will be required to complete a piece of assessed work after the workshop. Full support is provided and to find out more click here.  

Book this course for you or your organisation

If you'd like to book this course for you or your organisation, or have any questions that you'd like to ask about the content then our Learning and Development team are happy to help. Get in touch via the button below and one of the team will reply to your query ASAP.

Get in touch


We welcome bursary applications for all our training programmes, with more information available here.

Member Discount

Individual and Organisational members are entitled to 15% off the price of a standard ticket for our courses. 

Not an individual or organisational member? Join from as little as £4 per month. See more about our membership offer here.