Phone: (+351) 215 906 000
3rd Edition: started on May 19th, 2021
4th Edition: to be confirmed
Classes: Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Duration: 4 weeks | total of 30 hours
"Either we have a sustainable and responsible business or we will not have a business at all."
There is a generalized conception that being a “Responsible Business” has become an unstoppable Macro Trend, where there is a general acceptance of the importance of companies to include, more and more, their social and environmental concerns in the definition of their business strategies.
If it is certain to assume that without economic sustainability hardly there is social and environmental sustainability, it is too more and more certain that without the social and environmental concerns of the companies, hardly they will be able to preserve their economic sustainability. There are no sustainability strategies. Sustainability is The strategy.
A “Responsible Business” goes way beyond the Environment, being a subject that covers areas that go from Ethics to Local Communities; from the way companies treat their employees to the existing Diversity of gender and racial discriminations to the way suppliers treat their own employees, from the interaction with the Media to the way Clients are treated.
To correctly balance all these “stakeholders” will continue to be a competitive advantage to companies, and the “business case for action” is increasingly more obvious. In this program, participants will be provided with the necessary tools to empower them to define the best strategies to face all these challenges.
All themes will be addressed with successful (and unsuccessful) real cases of companies such as Unilever, Walmart, Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Apple, Ford, Microsoft;
There will also be other videos regarding the main players in the development of “Responsible Business” strategies.
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation supports this program through the assignment of 5 scholarships equivalent to the total amount of this course’s fees. The objective of this project is to promote the green skills of professionals with high transformation potential in their organizations, being specifically aimed for PMEs collaborators, microenterprises, startups and portuguese social companies.
Due to the high number of requests received, the applications for these scholarships were closed on March 12th. You can still apply to participate in the program "Responsible Business: Next Source of Competitive Advantage" through the normal form.
Contact us for more information.