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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.

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….


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Windmill Microlending Financial Support for Newcomer & Refugee Accreditation

Windmill Microlending /Le Moulin Microcrédits works to reduce poverty, inequity, and labour shortages by offering affordable loans to empower skilled immigrants and refugees to restart their careers in Canada. Our vision is to ensure skilled newcomers are equitably integrated into the workforce while contributing their expertise to Canada’s economic and social success. We are the … Read more
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Ron Knowles Bursary Award Announced

Today David Sylvester, President, University of St. Michael’s College announced the establishment of the Ron Knowles Bursary Award, in memory of the late Ron Knowles, a beloved Mentor to students in the Graduate Diploma in Social Responsibility and Sustainability.

A Season of Transformation for St. Mike’s CSR Program

For close to 20 years, University of St. Michael’s College has been the go-to school in Canada to study Corporate Social Responsibility, an operational philosophy also known by a variety of other labels, including ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), Corporate Citizenship, or Social Purpose and Social Innovation.


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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