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Training

Business Respect will be running the following training courses on CSR and related issues during 2009. All training courses are led by Mallen Baker, Founding Director of Business Respect.

Quick Introduction to CSR, July 2009 - Half day

This programme will provide an understandable, engaging and jargon-free introduction for business executives who need to know more about CSR, or who are taking up a role that requires an understanding of CSR. It will introduce and demystify key concepts, and focus on practical implications for businesses in difficult economic times.

Venue: London, UK

Full Introduction to CSR, July 2009 - Two days

This programme provides a full overview of issues, common approaches and expectations covering the world of CSR. It is ideal for the business executive who is taking up a new role within a CSR team, or taking on greater responsibility for such issues within their overall role.

Venue: London, UK

Introduction to Sustainable and Ethical Procurement, 8-9th October 2009 - Two days

This programme gives a full overview of issues, dilemmas and practical management approaches covering social and environmental issues in the supply chain, including how do you identify and manage risk, what are the best ways to embed social responsibility in your procurement in a way that supports bottom line performance, as well as security of supply?

Venue: Melbourne, Australia

Introduction to Sustainable and Ethical Procurement, 12-13th October 2009 - Two days

This programme gives a full overview of issues, dilemmas and practical management approaches covering social and environmental issues in the supply chain, including how do you identify and manage risk, what are the best ways to embed social responsibility in your procurement in a way that supports bottom line performance, as well as security of supply?

Venue: Sydney, Australia

Other dates

May be announced later during the year. Potential partners in different locations are invited.

Full details for all sessions to be announced. If you would like to be put onto a list as potentially interested in attending one of these sessions, email us.

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