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Become a responsible leader with our training in corporate social responsibility: Sustainable Business – An Ethical Approach to Entrepreneurship

In today’s world, consumers and investors call for companies that operate responsibly. This CSR training course equips you with the knowledge and tools to integrate ethical practices into your organization, boosting your brand image, attracting talent, and future-proofing your business.

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What is corporate social responsibility (CSR)?

CSR is a business approach that focuses on the social and environmental impact of a company’s operations. It goes beyond compliance with legal requirements and encourages companies to actively contribute to the well-being of society and the planet.

Key aspects of CSR include:

  1. Ethical practices: Upholding high ethical standards in all aspects of business operations, such as fair labor practices, transparency, and accountability.
  2. Social responsibility: Investing in initiatives that benefit the community, such as education, healthcare, and poverty alleviation.
  3. Environmental sustainability: Minimizing the environmental impact of business operations by reducing waste, conserving resources, and using renewable energy.

Benefits of CSR for your company

  • Companies that embrace CSR are seen as more responsible and trustworthy, which can boost their brand reputation and attract socially conscious customers and investors.
  • Employees are more likely to be motivated and engaged in their work when they feel like they are contributing to something meaningful.
  • By proactively addressing social and environmental issues, companies can reduce the risk of reputational damage, legal challenges, and regulatory fines.
You want to incorporate CSR in your business or team? Enroll now in our training on CSR and learn how to create a positive impact within your field of work!

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Who can benefit from our training on corporate social responsibility?

Are you an HR professional, supply chain manager, marketer, communicator, environmental specialist, or quality management expert looking to integrate corporate responsibility and sustainability into your company? This training on corporate social responsibility is for you!

The content and exercises are also tailored to the needs of (prospective) start-up or company founders who want to practice sustainable entrepreneurship. This training is designed for professionals and leaders who want to actively drive CSR, sustainability, and ethical practices within their companies.

What you will learn in the CSR training

Stop feeling overwhelmed by complex concepts like ESG and SDGs. Our CSR training will guide you through developing your own Code of Ethics and implementing practical strategies for a positive impact. With this ethical business training, you will achieve:

  • an understanding of ethical frameworks, boundaries, and decision-making
  • your own Code of Ethics based on real-life case studies and your own ideas or business challenges
  • knowledge about the concepts “Corporate Social Responsibility” (CSR), “Environmental, Social and Governance” (ESG) and “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDG)

After this class, you will be well prepared to lead by example – into a better (business) world.

For more information, please see our syllabus of our training on corporate social responsibility.

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Sustainable Business – An Ethical Approach to Entrepreneurship at a glance

The next CSR training will take place during Fall Term 2024, starting September 10. Here is an overview of what you can expect of our offer:

Course format

100% online course with live sessions as well as asynchronous work in between

Course duration

September 10 - October 22, 2024  (7 weeks)

Live sessions

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2024, 5.00 – 6.30 p.m. Berlin Time (CEST)
  • Tuesday, October 1, 2024, 5.00 – 6.30 p.m. Berlin Time (CEST)
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2024, 5.00 – 6.30 p.m. Berlin Time (CEST)

Registration deadline

August 13, 2024


4 hours/ week

Language of instruction



  • English language abilities in speaking and writing, at least Level B2
  • The willingness and ability to participate and actively contribute to the three live sessions of this course
  • An openness to explore and reflect on possibilities for change and sustainable development in your organization

Technical requirements

A stable internet connection as well as a quiet work environment

Course fees

650 Euros + 75 Euros for registration

Receive a discount of 75 Euros on your registration for a second course!


Certificate of attendance from Freie Universität Berlin

Additional Badge

By attending two more courses in the area

  • Sustainable Thinking

you will receive the badge Certified Expert with an additional certificate, stating all courses that you have completed. You will get a discount of 150 Euros by booking your third FUB-ContinuEd course. Find out more.

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Meet your instructor

Florian Schmitt                  

Florian Schmitt has spent most of his professional career exploring the mechanisms of entrepreneurship and how they can be utilized to create a sustainable and non-destructive approach to solving the problems of our generation. Florian’s lectures at FU Berlin and IES Abroad are covering topics such as the ethical use of technology or the idea of waste-free oceans.

How to register

You want to participate in the course Sustainable Business – An Ethical Approach to Entrepreneurship? Then follow the link below and read more about our fees and registration policies before heading on to registration itself.

Please note: The registration deadline is 4 weeks prior to the start of each course (see specific deadline above).

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If you have further questions, please get in touch!

Maria Heckmann
Program Manager