Why should you enroll?

Basic knowledge of Sustainability & CSR is an essential requirement for every employee of a company

CSR Education & Sustainability Institute

Certification Programs in Sustainability & CSR for Students pursuing Masters, Post Graduate & Graduate Level Programs across Finance, Marketing, Operations, Commerce, Human resources etc.

Student Associate Certification Program:

This certification program is for you if, you are currently a student pursuing any masters, post graduate or graduate level program.
Sustainability is today an integral part of a business model and hence this program is recommended for students across all verticals regardless of them pursuing engineering, management or science as a main stream.

A changing world order

The transition from a student to a corporate employee is a challenge. The skill sets required by corporates for employment have changed drastically in the last decade.
Skill sets required of students for entry level jobs and post graduate level studies are changing by the day with more and more emphasis on the ability to understand corporate strategy and the ability to integrate own action with in line with corporate strategy.

1990: Desired Skill Sets for an Entry level job or a post grad program entrance exam
Communication Skills / Analytical Skills / Prioritization & evaluation skills / Soft skills

2000: Additional skill sets desired for an Entry level job or a post grad program entrance exam
Advancement skills / Employability Skills

2010: Further, additional skill sets desired for an Entry level job or a post grad program entrance exam
Ability to understand corporate strategy and the ability to integrate own action with in line with corporate strategy.
One of the foundations for any corporate strategy is the CSR & sustainability strategy of a company. How intertwined this is with the corporate strategy & how can the corporate contribute to the sustainability of the environment is a skill desired from every employee

A changing world order…towards CSR

The transition from a student to a corporate employee is a challenge. Such a transition takes more than a good degree and soft skills. It requires a fundamental change in thinking. To be effective in the work place, employees across grades need to understand how tactical decisions will impact the sustainability of the environment and the country.
With most corporates having their sustainability & CSR strategy linked to their business models, even simple operating decisions can have an adverse impact on either one of them. The student associate / Associate program at CASI is carefully structured to help you understand such an impact and aid corporate employees in having a thorough understanding of sustainability & CSR.

Skill sets, corporates require…

The skill sets required by corporates for employment have changed drastically in the last decade. Skill sets required of students for entry level jobs and post graduate level studies are changing by the day with more and more emphasis on the ability to understand corporate strategy and the ability to integrate own action with in line with corporate strategy.

Over 100,000 new jobs to be created

According to leading executive search firm GlobalHunt MD Sunil Goel, “the demand for CSR professionals will surge 50-60 percent and we may have to train fresh hands to fulfil this need of the industry”

Over 100,000 new jobs to be created
According to leading executive search firm GlobalHunt MD Sunil Goel, “the demand for CSR professionals will surge 50-60 percent and we may have to train fresh hands to fulfil this need of the industry”

Around 8,000 companies would fall under the Companies Act’s ambit and this in turn would open a host of new job opportunities for individuals looking to work in the social development field. At present, the CSR work of a company is mostly done by corporate communications team but with this law, many firms would have to build a strong team of around five-six people for the purpose.**
Apart from this, employees with a core understanding of CSR & Sustainability would have an obvious preference, CASI aims to give you this edge.

CSR focused jobs increased 37% from 2005 to 2008

1996: 267 companies published CSR report
2008: 3000 companies

2003 : 1 in 10 fortune 500 firms had a board committee dedicated to environmental issues
2008: 1 in 4 fortune 500 firms had a board committee dedicated to environmental issues

2001: 34% of Business Schools offered a green course
2007: 63% of Business Schools offered a green course

Consumers seek Sustainability focused companies

It’s about how companies earn profits and not how they spend profits.

Over 90% of consumers in US say environment influences their day to day purchase decisions
Over 26% actively seek such products
This will change the way you market, this will change the way you train, this will change the way you recruit!!!!

The rise of the conscience consumer is a movement that is gathering momentum and will change the face of business

Why should I become a CASI certified credential holder?

Become better at your job

No matter what profession you are in or the business your company is in: sustainability is everyone’s business. An affinity for sustainability in products, processes and policies will help garner customers and finally translate in to higher cents per dollar of profits.
Not only customers but every stake holder today is demanding that corporates and professionals have a business model intertwined with CSR and sustainability

Increase your value to your employer by expanding your skill sets

A CASI credential is a proven way to expand your horizons. Such a credential is a guarantee of an additional skill set.
Add to that the great network support provided by the institute with free access to innovative ideas and blogging. And finally regional chapters which enable you to have a face to face interaction with local support groups, corporates and members.

Highlight your expertise by earning a professional credential

Our multiple certification programs enable you to showcase your expertise at various levels of the corporate hierarchy. Such credentials not only build your resume but also provides a constant assurance to your stakeholders that your company and department is striving in the right direction.

Position yourself in a global market

A CASI credential not only reflects positively on your candidature but also reflects the philosophy in your company. With governments and corporates across the globe striving for a focus on sustainability: a CASI certification helps you showcase yourself globally in line with share and stake holder expectations.
Moreover CASI’s international certifications offer opportunities to learn more about business models, Sustainability actions & priorities, and best practices from around the world
Such a certification and continued up gradation gives you an insight in to demands of stakeholders and shareholders.

Position yourself for management opportunities

With CSR & sustainability becoming a key word in business, Corporates globally seek CSR certified employees. Corporates prefer CSR certified employees. A CASI credential helps your candidature.

What’s in for you?

We at CASI, encourage you to undergo a formal study of CSR & sustainability. We are so sold on the idea of every citizen having an understanding of CSR and sustainability, that we encourage you to undergo such a training / certification at CASI or at any institute you prefer.
A formal credential in CSR / Sustainability would have the following advantages;
Your Income Potential Is amplified
A certification in CSR gives heightened opportunities for advancement
The marketplace is in a state of evolution and demands a CSR certification for success
Universal appeal and recognition for the concepts of CSR and sustainability
The caliber of people you interact with whilst pursuing a CSR certification will be higher
Building valuable network, friendships or partnerships with like-minded professionals
Opportunity to learn from other students
CSR credential holders, often offer greater experience to prospective employers
A CSR certification will definitely help tick every box for HR & employers eager to hire

Regional chapters

CASI has regional chapters in multiple cities and has planned for similar chapters across the world.
Participation in a regional chapter gives you a face to face access with some of the best minds from academic and corporates. A CASI credential gives you free membership to a regional chapter.

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Student Chapters

CASI encourages students to form student chapters at education institutes and universities.
Memberships to these chapters are free* of charge. Along with free memberships to students, two professors are also eligible for a free certification**
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