Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - An Introduction
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - An Introduction

Learn about CSR (Past, Present and Future) in a Nutshell! Suited for Everyone, from Enthusiasts to CSR-Professionals
3.9 (23 ratings)
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Created by Sofia Borodulina
Last updated 11/2014
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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the Historical Development of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Understand how Corporate Social Responsibility works Today
  • Learn about the Driving Forces of Corporate Social Responsibility (Today and Tomorrow)
  • Acquire a solid Understanding of CSR´s Future
  • Practical Knowledge for CSR-Professionals:
  • - Get a clear Picture on how Corporate Social Responsibility is a stepping stone to Sustainable Business Models
  • - Learn about Examples of "Do and Don´t", integrating it into your own CSR Efforts
  • - Get the Equipment to persuade your CEO of the Necessity of CSR (Today and Tomorrow)
  • - Learn about Corporate Social Sustainability in a Nutshell, Apply it to your Company and Get Promoted
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  • No previous knowledge necessary, the course is designed to make it easy to understand for beginner enthusiasts as well as advanced professionals.
  • Basic understanding of business mechanics (demand and supply) is beneficial, though not mandatory.

There is a lot of misunderstanding what Corporate Social Responsibility really is about- Philanthropy, green PR or indeed a piece of new Conscious Capitalism? This course was designed for you! You, if you want to get to know what CSR is about, first-hand: its development, how it is implemented today and where it is heading in the future. In less than an hour, you will learn the "logics" of CSR and find out how it is really connected to the idea of Sustainability.

You will be guided through a Prezi-Presentation with pictures, text, infographics and my voice in the background.

If you are tired of skipping through books, reading blogs and watching YouTube Videos to understand CSR, then enroll into this course and get your full understanding of what Corporate Social Responsibility truly is and its vital role in the business world. Get inspired and see what you, being the customer or the CSR professional, could do to help CSR evolve.

Your peers have reported to have had an "aha-"moment after going through this course, I most certainly hope the same will happen for you! Welcome to the course.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for everyone who is interested in the topic of CSR and Economic Sustainability and would like to understand it in its full dimension.
  • This Introduction Course is meant for newbies who are not familiar with CSR yet, especially for interested consumers who want to understand their impact on sustainability in the business world. CSR Professionals, as well as corporate decisions-makers will get a better understanding of how to leverage on CSR by implementing the concept of Social Return on Investment (SROI).
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
Intro Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - Make it work!
1 Lecture 02:26

Don´t forget to switch on your "HD-Button" (for each lesson!) for better Video-Quality and more visual fun!

Preview 02:26
The Past of Corporate Social Responsibility
4 Lectures 13:16
The Present of Corporate Social Responsibility
6 Lectures 25:46
Introduction - CSR Today

The Pressure Group: Consumers

The Pressure Group: Environment, Government and Suppliers

The Pressure Group: NGOs and Activity Groups

The Creation of Modern-Day CSR

How Modern-Day CSR Works and Why It Has to Change
The Future of Corporate Social Responsibility
5 Lectures 28:49
Introduction - CSR Tomorrow

Millenials and their Influence as Consumer

CSR, Return on Investment and the Shift to Sustainable Business

The Sustainable Business Model

A Wrap-Up and Examples of Sustainable Business Models
About the Instructor
Sofia Borodulina
3.9 Average rating
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85 Students
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Make CSR happen today! Sustainability is the future.

Hello everyone,

My name is Sofia and I am a freelance Consultant for Corporate Social Responsibility with a Focus on Social Compliance and CSR-Strategy. I have graduated with a Bachelor´s Degree in Social Entrepreneurship and CSR from a Business School in Germany and with a Master´s Degree in Sustainability and CSR from an Ivy League School. During my studies, I have spent time researching the Social Business Model of Grameen Danone in Bangladesh, the Bottom of the Pyramid Concept of major U.S. retailers and volunteering as a Cornell Social Business Consultant. Upon my graduation I started the work as Manager for Corporate Responsibility for DEPOT, a major German Retailer (400 shops, 350€ mill. in revenue), training staff on CSR, establishing communication with various stakeholders and building up their Corporate Social Compliance Activity. I am currently a Member of Group Advisory board of 2degrees, blogging about Sustainability and Social Compliance. My geographic expertise lies in Asian countries, notably China and Bangladesh. I was lucky enough to live, study and work in four countries. I am currently based in Berlin/Germany.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

With best wishes



Detailed Background:

- Manager of Corporate Responsibility at a big German Retailer (400 shops, 350€ mill. Revenue), built up and led the Corporate Responsibility Department, Focus on Social Compliance, Audits and Pre-Audits of Asian Suppliers, Germany; 2012-14

- Member of the "2degrees" Group Advisory Board (2degrees is world's leading online community for sustainable business professionals, with over 43.700 members), UK; 2014 - to date

- Group Leader of BSCI "Capacity Building" Working Sub-Group, Belgium; 2013-14

(BSCI is a global Social Compliance Corporate Initiative)

- Cornell University Social Business Consultant, USA; 2011

- Grameen Danone Social Business Bachelor´s Thesis, Bangladesh; 2010

Academic Background:

- Bachelor´s in International Business with a Focus on Social Business

ESB Business School Reutlingen, Germany

- Exchange Semester, Development Economics, University of Barcelona, Spain

- Master´s in International Development with Focus on CSR, Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

For more Information, check out my LinkedIn Account.