Saturday, August 5, 2017

Graduate Certificate - CSR/Sustainability at St Michael's College (Video)

The Graduate Certificate in CSR/Sustainability at the University of St. Michael's (University of Toronto) is a program that accommodates people who are working full time.

There are already 200 graduates of this program from around the world. They work for a wide range of organizations including for-profit, not-for-profit and government organizations.  The personal and professional benefits of education are numerous. A strong business case that can be made for higher learning. Click here for a business case presentation (PDF) or here for a program impact assessment as described by program graduates.

Who attends

The 2017/2018 Cohort includes: The Co-operators, OpenText, Goldcorp, the Greater Toronto Airport Authority, North America Fur Auctions, Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance, Lafayette Economic Development Authority, the United Way.


Leading tools are incorporated in the Certificate in CSR/Sustainability curriculum. The program is advised by a council of business leaders who keep these curriculums practical and at the forefront of thought leadership. The certificate curriculum has been aligned with the body of knowledge for the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP).

The course reviews 60 best practices for embedding CSR/Sustainability in an organization's culture. It also provides access to leading industry research, assessment, tools and best practices. Specific items in the curriculum include a change management simulation used by Fortune 500 companies called Experience Change™. This is an expert-guided experience that teaches both the "what to do" and "how to be" of successful change. Students are also afforded hands-on practice in an engaging, low-risk simulation experience.

Featured Faculty 

Faculty includes global thought leaders on the forefront of Sustainability and CSR

BOB WILLARD, PhD - Internationally Respected Author, Speaker and Sustainability Leader. Strategy & Business Case 

KAZ FLINN, CSR Certificate Harvard Business School, B.Arts in Mass Communications (Scotiabank, Rogers, CBSR). Governance & Implementation.

WES GEE, Master Sustainable Business, Certificate in Cleaner Production, B.Commerce (CBSR, Stantec, The Works Design). CSR/Sustainability Reporting

Practical Capstone Project

In this "work as you learn" program participants gain core competencies for CSR/Sustainability through a work based Capstone Project. This field work gives participants direct CSR/sustainability experience.

Video Overview

Here is a video of a Webinar for the Graduate Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability at the University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto.

For more information contact: Kathryn Cooper, Program Manager, Graduate Certificate in CSR/Sustainability. Email:

Click here to apply.


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