Corporate Social Responsibility for Finance

Corporate Social Responsibility for Finance Online CPD Training CourseOnline Course on Corporate Social Responsibility for Accountants

The topic of the corporation’s place in society has been debated over several decades but there has been a noticeable increase in the attention paid to it recently. In particular, there has been a focus on how enterprises align their economic considerations with social and environmental ones. Various terms have been used but Corporate Social Responsibility seems to be the favourite.

Corporate Social Responsibility looks at the wider responsibilities of businesses to society at large. It explores the problems brought about by damage to the physical environment (pollution and degradation and resources) and the risks and opportunities they engender for individual enterprises. The course looks at the increasing amount of regulation and guidance, such as on diversity and fair trade, and outlines the vital role that the finance function can play.

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Corporate Social Responsibility is part of our Issues and Debates suite of learning. Issues and Debates courses stimulate intelligent dialogue and debate and provide a valuable and evolving resource of professional knowledge and experience. These courses are topical, practical and highly relevant to today’s changing market. Each module is split into two activities: Understanding the issues and Putting it into practice. The first encourages learners to think about a topic, drawing on their own professional experience and knowledge. The second helps them put ideas and/or theories into practice as part of their day-to-day work.

Corporate Social Responsibility for Finance enables the learner to

Understand Corporate Social Responsibility for Finance

• Identify the reasons behind the growing interest in Corporate Social Responsibility
• Understand the current thinking on the environmental and social responsibilities of business
• Understand how concepts of fairness and equality affect Corporate Social Responsibility
• Understand the processes required for risk management to be put in place
• Develop an understanding of a corporation’s place in the community


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Learning outcomes of Corporate Social Responsibility for Finance

The Context
• Introduction
• The global scene
• Stakeholders
• Overarching guidance
CSR context

The environment
• Fairness
• A complex problem
• Climate change
• Sustainability
CSR enviroment

• Shared values
• High pay
• Diversity
• Community
CSR people

• Fair trade
• Capitalism
• Long termism
• Epilogue
CSR finance

Target audience for Corporate Social Responsibility for Finance

This course is designed to appeal to people working in the accounting and finance industry at all levels.

About the author of Corporate Social Responsibility for Finance

David Allen
David Allen CBE, MPhil, FCMA, FCIS was employed for many years by the Cadbury Schweppes group, holding directorships of various companies, latterly Cadbury Ltd.

Whilst with the group, he coined the expression Strategic Financial Management to refer to an approach which enabled the finance function to play a proactive role in the formation and monitoring of strategy, and offered an antidote to short-termism.

During that period he was also president of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), chairman of the Management Accounting stream of the International Federation of Accountants, a visiting professor at Loughborough University Business School and a member of the Review Panel of the Financial Reporting Council.

He retired from all of the above in order to concentrate on the promulgation of the concept and practice of Strategic Financial Management, through the medium of S. F. M. Ltd. This involved writing, lecturing and consulting, and led to a number of non-executive directorships in private and public sectors.

Flexible learning

Learners take their own route through the topics covered in the course. They will learn at their own pace through a variety of activities designed to accommodate a range of learning styles.

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