Apply now for the 2024/2025 cohort

The Diploma is Social Responsibility & Sustainability is the longest standing and most respected program in Canada and recognized world-wide.

Graduates say this program is “Transformative” and “Inspiring”

Receive Mentoring from a Subject Matter Expert

Apply Social Responsibility, Sustainability & ESG to Your Work through a Capstone Project

Join a prestigious community of Alumni

Grads leave this program feeling better skilled for their career in this field and a whopping 50% are PROMOTED during the program or within months of graduation.

Apply Now for 2024/25 Cohort, Rolling Applications Until Program is full or July 31st.

Take your Career in Sustainability, ESG, Social Purpose & CSR to the next level

  • Gain hands-on, practical experience through your ESG/Sustainability/Social Impact Capstone Project.
  • Benefit from a 1:1, 12 month Mentorship with a uniquely matched Practitioner & Thought Leader in ESG, Sustainability, & Social Responsibility.
  • Learn through a Blended, 11 day In-Person and 28 day (equivalent) On-line discussions, lectures & group cases  with ESG, Sustainability, Social Impact Practitioners and Thought Leaders.
  • Become part of a prestigious international changemaker community; more than 20 years in the making.
  • Work while you learn over a 16-month program; while making an impact with ongoing support of peers and practitioners. Fit this program into your schedule by taking up to 3 years to complete it.
  • Receive a recognized, professional, Post-Graduate University Credential with post-nominal letters (G.Dipl.SR&S) from a University with “Social Purpose” at its core.

Make your Career your Calling….

Watch and learn about our program

Program Overview
Program Philosophy
Alumni Testimonial, Paul McQueen (Class 2023), VP Wealth Management, Libro Credit Union
Alumni Testimonial, Suzanne Pragg (Class 2023), Bus. Development & Donor Stewardship, Habitat for Humanity
Alumni Testimonial, Marley MacDonald (Class 2023), Director, Responsibility & Sustainability, Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation
Alumni Testimonial, Trish Tervit (Class 2022), Principal Owner, Tervit Communications

(Download the Information Session Presentation here)


Business Case for Certificate in CSR/Sustainability, University of St. Michael’s College

We recently asked our graduates: "What impact has the Graduate Certificate in CSR/Sustainability had on your career and your company's challenges and opportunities?"

They made the business case for us. Check out the "Business Case in 4 Parts" and see articles on making the business case.

Sustainability Report & Global Reporting Initiative Alumni Webinar

Alumni Webinars are part of the Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability. This week Alumnus Sandy Manners, Director of Corporate Communications (Class of 2007/2008), Guelph Municipal Holdings, talked about Sustainability Reporting and the Global Reporting Initiative.

New CSR/Sustainability Certificate Brochure Available

The CSR Education Council released a new brochure about the Professional Certificate in CSR and Sustainability.

ESG, Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility are common terms in this field: ESG is a subset of the field of Social Responsibility and Sustainability.  ESG focuses on the “financially material” Environmental, Social and Governance issues that impact an organization.  It focuses on the financial impact these external factors have on a company.  Social Responsibility and Sustainability focus on both how external factors “financially” impact a company and how a company might impact the Environment, Social and Economic systems of the world around it.  In Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Social Purpose is at the core of the strategy.

Other terms include: Corporate Responsibility, Corporate Citizenship, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Innovation, Social Purpose and Social Innovation. Community Investment is a field within Social Responsibility and Sustainability.

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