The Basics of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Basics of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

It's not a trend, it's our future: get familiarise with the most pressing social and environmental global challenges.

In this course, we will focus on the nexus between businesses, governments and communities. The participants will learn about CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility, SDGs – Sustainable Development Goals, and their associated management strategies. We’ll discuss the importance of accepted international guidelines and policies and how to customise them into a profitable management system for businesses.


A two weeks long frontal course in Israel. This course is relevant for groups and not for individuals.
Frontal course in Israel
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The Basics of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

This course will also shed light on why businesses endorse sustainable management strategies while recognising the need for public participation and a balance between the three components of sustainability – social, environmental, and economical.

Governmental officials

Private-sector managers and executives

Civic-sector practitioners, managers and executives

Discovery Program
Top Academic Experience
Two-Weeks Academic Program in Israel, Frontal Classes & Workshops.
360° Coverage
Advanced Classrooms, Hotels and Meals Are All Covered – All You Need is to Pack Your Suitcase.
Exclusive Program
Expert Lecturers and Key-Position Holders with Special Lectures and a Professional Tour Day.
Discover Israel
During the Program, You Will Enjoy Three Tour Days, Exploring the Holy Land’s Historic Sites.

Dr Liad Ortar

Ortar started his way some 20 years ago in politics, working in the Israeli Knesset (Parliament). In the year 2000, he shifted his career toward environmental issues and was appointed as Greenpeace manager in Israel. Later, Ortar opened his consultancy firm to work with Israel’s largest business corporations to implement social, environmental and governance programs and publish non-financial / sustainability (GRI) reports.
Currently, Ortar is head of the Israeli CSR Institute (CSRI). He is the General Secretary of the Israeli CSR & Business Sustainability Society and a PhD candidate at the Department of Gerontology, University of Haifa. He taught in leading universities in Israel, and he’s lecturing about these topics globally.



A spotlight on the birth and rise of the modern corporation, responsibility as a philosophical term, the history of CSR and theoretical frameworks.

The Social Factor

The fundamentals of human rights and their role in the business world, the nature of corporations, and exploring different economic models (cooperatives and social entrepreneurship).

The Benefit of Doing Good

Business motivations for adopting CSR, sustainability, standards & guidelines (such as GRI, SASB, ISO 26000, CDP, GC etc.), and responsible/impact investments.

The Formal Aspect

Non-financial reporting, GRI SRS (sustainability reporting guidelines), materiality, assurance, and current regulatory status of ESG (environmental-social-governance) disclosures.

Set Up Your Sustainable Development Goals:

The history of creating global agendas (MDGs – SDGs), the SDG Compass and the business opportunity behind the Global 2030 Agenda.

Closing Time

An open discussion and feedback from the students regarding the course materials, as well as an in-depth discussion about the final submission assignment.