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null Workshop on Practical Approach to Global Ethics, CSR & Sustainability together with the CSR Finance Institute is organising this workshop which will examine Global Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility-CSR and Sustainability (GGECSRS) from the perspective of business and societal goals with a specific emphasis placed on a corporation or institution's stakeholders but also how GECSRS can translate into the responsibility of other institutional settings. The workshop also focuses on how GECSRS can be integrated into a corporation's strategic planning. Other areas covered include the relationship of GECSRS and corporate ethics, CSR and big issues such as the UN's SDGSs and various environmental and societal issues.


Michael Hopkins, Managing Director & Partner MHCI,

Nadia Balgobin, Senior Associate,

Dates: 29 - 30 November 2017 

Venue: Ecumenical Center, 150 route de Ferney, 1218 Le Grand Saconnex - Rooms IV


Wednesday 29 November 2017, 9:00 - 17:30

  • Introduction to Ethics, CSR and Sustainability - Michael Hopkins and Nadia Balgobin
  • Stakeholder Analysis, Business Case - Michael Hopkins
  • Ethical Leadership - Nadia Balgobin
  • Ethics in Processes and Procedures - Michael Hopkins and Nadia Balgobin

Thursday 30 November 2017, 9:00 - 17:30

  • Challenges of Development and SDGS - Michael Hopkins
  • Sustainability Management and Strategy - Nadia Balgobin
  • Measurement and Reporting - Michael Hopkins
  • GECSRS Strategy -  Michael Hopkins and Nadia Balgobin
  • Closing - Obiora Ike

Registration: To register, please send an email to

Registration Fees and Payment:
  • Business: CHF 790.-
  • International Organisation: CHF 590.-
  • NGO: CHF 390.-
  • Student/Sole trader: CHF 290.-

Payment is to be made by 5 October 2017 to the Foundation account at UBS Switzerland AG using the IBAN no. CH310024024070303801L with reference to "GECSRS WORKSHOP OCT 2017".


  • To understand Ethics, CSR, Sustainable management & strategies
  • To understand stakeholders needs
  • To identify key stakeholders
  • To rethink organisations business model to integrate multifaceted nature of GECSRS
  • To provide practical tools to implement GECSRS 
This workshop is targeted for Participants who are interested in the topics of GECSRS and working in a company, NGO or public institution. 
Target group
People with experience who wish to change fields of activity, company Board Directors, NGO leaders, Senior Govt officials, Senior Company Operations Officers, PR, HR, Ethics and Compliance, Marketing, Purchasing & Supply chains, applying SDGs, etc. across all institutions and organisations.
Learning Outcomes
Global Outcomes
  • Explain the link between Ethics, CSR and sustainable management
  • Describe GECSRS with other concepts such as shared value, citizenship, ESG examples
  • How to communicate GECSRS in your organisation
  • Analyse stakeholders priority and needs 
  • Undertake appropriate GECSRS strategy 
  • Know about the latest innovations in GECSRS field – reporting, measurement, social impact, business case- certification
Workshop Specific Outcomes
  • Communication and social media
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Analytical skills
  • Multiculturalism and diversity
These five categories are AACSB Learning Standards with the purpose to ensure quality standards as well as allow testing skills (Comprehensive Exam) relevant to these standards.
Required Texbooks
  1. Dr. Michael Hopkins: ‘CSR and Sustainability – From the Margins to the Mainstream: A text book (Greenleaf/Taylor & Francis, UK, Jan 2016). Free to participants.
  2. Nadia Balgobin, The Value of Values in Business, Focus series, 2011, free online
Class Material
  • Hand-outs of articles to read in advance of the discussion
  • Case studies, videos or other hand-outs will be provided as necessary
  • Company reports from their websites
Workshop approach
  • Reading materials with article lectures
  • Audio or video material for case studies
  • Frequent interactive group workshops and class presentations
Based upon class performance and a short 20 questions exam at the end of the two days, those qualifying will be awarded a certificate by CSRFi and GLOBETHICS. 
This workshop is organised with the support of:
UNITAR logo  Geneva Business School logo