Profession corporate social responsibility manager

Corporate social responsibility managers monitor the practices of organisations and companies with regard to ethics and impact on the larger community. They advise on social responsibility and sustainability matters depending on the company's needs. Corporate social responsibility managers promote actions that are environmentally conscious, philanthropic or related to human rights.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Artistic
  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Enterprising / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Corporate law

    The legal rules that govern how corporate stakeholders (such as shareholders, employees, directors, consumers, etc) interact with one another, and the responsibilities corporations have to their stakeholders.

  • Strategic planning

    The elements defining the foundation and core of an organisation such as its mission, vision, values, and objectives.

  • Corporate social responsibility

    The handling or managing of business processes in a responsible and ethical manner considering the economic responsibility towards shareholders as equally important as the responsibility towards environmental and social stakeholders.

Skills

  • Define the corporate structure

    Study different company structures and define that one that best represent the interest and goals of the company. Decide among horizontal, functional, or product structures, and managerial independency in the case of multinationals.

  • Promote social awareness

    Promote the understanding of dynamics of social relationships between individuals, groups, and communities. Promote the importance of human rights, and positive social interaction, and the inclusion of social awareness in education.

  • Coordinate operational activities

    Synchronise activities and responsibilities of the operational staff to ensure that the resources of an organisation are used most efficiently in pursuit of the specified objectives.

  • Develop company strategies

    Envision, plan, and develop strategies for companies and organisations aimed at achieving different purposes such as establishing new markets, refurbishing the equipment and machinery of a company, implementing pricing strategies, etc.

  • Evaluate company needs

    Analyse, understand and interpret a company's needs to determine the actions to be taken.

  • Promote environmental awareness

    Calculate the carbon footprint of business processes and other practices in order to promote sustainability and to raise awareness for the environmental impact.

  • Promote human rights implementation

    Promote the implementation of programs which stipulate agreements, binding or non-binding, concerning human rights in order to further improve efforts to decrease discrimination, violence, unjust imprisonment or other human rights violations. As well as to increase efforts to improve tolerance and peace, and better treatment of human rights cases.

  • Analyse business requirements

    Study clients' needs and expectations for a product or service in order to identify and resolve inconsistencies and possible disagreements of involved stakeholders.

  • Advise on social responsibility and sustainability matters

    Inform others about the social responsibility of companies and organisations in society and advise about matters to prolong their sustainability.

  • Advise on government policy compliance

    Advise organisations on how they may improve their compliance to the applicable government policies they are required to adhere to, and the necessary steps which need to be taken in order to ensure complete compliance.

  • Provide improvement strategies

    Identify root causes of problems and submit proposals for effective and long-term solutions.

  • Follow company standards

    Lead and manage according to the organisation's code of conduct.

  • Promote sustainability

    Promote the concept of sustainability to the public, colleagues and fellow professionals through speeches, guided tours, displays and workshops.

  • Monitor social impact

    Monitor the practices of organisations and companies with regard to ethics and impact on the larger community.

  • Promote inclusion

    Promote inclusion in health care and social services and respect diversity of beliefs, culture, values and preferences, keeping in mind the importance of equality and diversity issues.

Optional knowledge and skills

integrate community outreach environmental policy liaise with government officials build community relations public relations communication principles advise on risk management liaise with cultural partners ensure cross-department cooperation analyse community needs oversee quality control project management advise on public relations implement marketing strategies