Fast Approaching: The Deadline For Registering for the Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate Program at Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership

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Fast Approaching: The Deadline For Registering for the Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate Program at Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership

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FAST APPROACHING: Deadline For Registering for CSR Certificate Program at Rutgers Institute for Ethical

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Ellen Lambert, Chief Diversity Officer at PSEG

Peter Hansen, Senior Vice President of Development at NJPAC

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 1:15pm

CONTENT: Press Release

April 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The first sessions of the new Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate program is just a week away -- there are a few remaining days for registration. The two-day program begins on Wednesday, April 27 and continues on Thurdsay, April 28 at Rutgers Business School in Newark, New Jersey.


  • Representatives from organizations such as Johnson & Johnson and the United Way of St. Louis.
  • Participants traveling from multiple states including MD, MO, NC, NJ, NY and VA.
  • Network, learn and earn your certificate from an accomplished group of real world experts in the field of CSR & Sustainability.

DAY 1 
Topics to be presented on Day One by experienced CSR, Ethics and Philanthropy professionals include:

  • Overview of CSR (Speaker: Ellen Lambert, PSEG)
  • CSR & Ethics (Speaker: James Abruzzo, Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership)
  • CSR -- Ethics, Business & Society (Speaker: Kevin Lyons, Rutgers Business School)
  • Global Risks & CSR Dinner (Speaker: Tim McClimon, - American Express)

Topic: CSR Overview

Addressing: What does CSR look like across companies including employee engagement, marketing and culture; what are the trends on the local, national and international basis?

The veteran CSR professional will present a broad look at corporate citizenship including fundamentals, a discussion of how different corporations create the scope and navigate their citizenship, culture and employee involvement. This will include an analysis of a number of different industries and corporate social responsibility models.

The program continues on Day Two (April 28) with sessions on:

  • CSR & Implications for the Non-profit Sector (Speaker: Peter Hansen, NJPAC)
  • Materiality & the Case for Sustainability (Speakers: Louis Coppola, G&A Institute and Peter Roselle, Morgan Stanley)
  • CSR and Return on Investment (ROI) (Speakers: Eric Fernald, MSCI)

Topic: CSR and Implications for the Nonprofit Sector - utilizing case studies of corporate foundations that have aligned products, services and social investments

Addressing: This session will explore how the development and adoption of CSR platforms by public and privately-held corporations have accelerated.

There is a considerable impact -- both positive and negative -- on nonprofits when corporations align their strategic philanthropy with their business goals. This session will briefly examine three CSR programs and the positive and negative impact of each on nonprofit organizations. A critical outcome of this presentation is to help participants understand the strategic philanthropic priorities of select corporate sectors. 

To learn more about the CSR Certificate program, call 973.353.1134, email, or visit

Note: 10% discount applied for 2+ registrants from the same organization

Governance & Accountability Institute is a sustainability consulting firm headquartered in New York City, assisting corporations in executing winning strategies that maximize return on investment at every step of their sustainability journey. The G&A team helps corporate and investment community clients recognize, understand and address sustainability issues to address stakeholder and shareholder concerns. G&A Institute is the exclusive Data Partner for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the USA, UK and Ireland. A G&A team of six or more perform this pro bono work on behalf of GRI. In 2015, they analyzed more than 1,200 sustainability reports in this role and databased more than 100 important data points related to each report.

G&A’s sustainability-focused services and resources include: counseling & strategies for the corporate sustainability journey; sustainability reporting assistance; thorough materiality assessments; stakeholder engagement; benchmarking; enhancing investor relations; sustainability communications; manager coaching, team building and training; issues monitoring & customized research; advice on third party awards and recognitions. Visit G&A at

The Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School works with business and government, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, and within Rutgers University to provide leaders and future leaders with the education, training and critical-thinking tools needed to become more effective leaders and managers and make ethical decisions for real-world challenges. For more information, visit

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