NEW YORK, Oct. 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — To meet the needs of professionals seeking knowledge about the growing fields of Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Sustainability, Corporate Citizenship, Sustainable Investing and related subject matters, Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc., today launched a new on-line, web-based e-learning platform.
The first course offered is focused on learning about Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Strategies with a certificate issued by G&A Institute on completion of the course.
The e-learning platform is built on open source software tools – primarily Open edX, which was created by founding partners Harvard Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The G&A Institute team has customized the platform, with many user-friendly tools and resources to enhance the learning experience.
G&A created the platform to help men and women seeking career opportunities in both corporate and investor focus areas of ESG, sustainability, responsibility, and citizenship. The courseware is designed to help individuals obtain the knowledge needed to begin a career in the fields, and for existing practitioners and organizations to expand their knowledgebase.
Additional courseware is in development by G&A Institute and other partnering organizations.
The new platform debuts with the “Certification in Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Strategies” (CCRSS) courseware developed in collaboration with Dr. Nitish Singh, Associate Professor of International Business at the Boeing Institute of International Business at Saint Louis University and Founder of IntegTree, and Brendan Keating, VP of IntegTree.
This CCRSS course focuses on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) expectations that are evolving very quickly in the corporate sector, compelling companies to develop new capabilities to address the needs for sustainability and social accountability. Firms large and small are adopting policies, strategies, programs and best practices to lead the way for their enterprise to excel in a low-carbon global economy.
This Certification program provides a broad overview of key corporate responsibility challenges and strategies that will enable organizations to succeed in the 21st Century Green Economy.
The broad objective of the Certification program is to equip you with cutting edge sustainability skills that firms need to thrive in a global sustainable Economy. The Certification program will explore how firms can leverage sustainability strategies to not only enhance their environmental performance but also their economic performance.
This first course offered is 30 hours in duration, to be taken online by students in their own time with up to a six-month period to complete in order to receive their certification. Course materials are all-inclusive with the registration fees.
The course’s normal price of $780 has been discounted by $100 to $680 for a limited special introductory price. There is also a free sample session for examination of the teaching approach and the methodology, both are available on line at the links below.
Register For The Certification in Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Strategies:
Take the free sample session here:
About Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
Governance & Accountability Institute is a New York City-based research, consulting and educational services company working with corporate sector and investment community clients. Typical engagements include preparation of sustainability, CSR and citizenship reports; peer benchmarking; customized ESG research (environmental, social and governance performance); investor relations; corporate communications; and third party engagements. The company is the exclusive Data Partner for the Global Reporting Initiative (GI) for the U.S.A., U.K. and the Republic of Ireland.
IntegTree LLC provides services and training in the field of Corporate Compliance and Corporate Sustainability. The firm founder, Dr. Nitish Singh is Associate Professor of International Business at School of Business & Scholar Member at Center for Sustainability, Saint Louis University. He holds Ph.D. in Marketing and International Business from Saint Louis University; MA University of South Wales, UK; and MBA Pune University India. Dr. Singh teaches courses in Business Sustainability, Global CSR and Sustainability reporting and other areas in business. Brendan is Vice President at IntegTree LLC, He is also Adjunct Faculty at Wilmington University, where he served as Course Developer for two courses in their Compliance Certificate Program.
CONTACT: For More Information Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. Louis D. Coppola, Executive Vice President Telephone: 646.430.8230 x14 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.ga-institute.com