The Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility (iCSR) is designed for business professionals looking to enhance their work and make a greater impact.

If your responsibilities include community involvement, community relations, corporate citizenship, corporate social responsibility, employee engagement, volunteer management, ESG investing, sustainability, public affairs, and/or corporate communications—the iCSR program is for you!

Launched in 2014, iCSR was designed by—and for—those in the corporate social responsibility field as a practical, interactive, and affordable professional development opportunity for CSR practitioners.

If you’re a CSR practitioner searching for the skills, inspiration, and expanded professional network needed to deliver increased value back to your company and the communities you serve—express interest in joining the Class of 2021 today!

Other benefits of attending iCSR include:


Our faculty includes some of the nation’s leading CSR practitioners, thinkers, and authors, including top executives from companies such as American Express, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, PwC, and, Walmart. Each of these industry experts is dedicated to sharing their knowledge and leveraging their professional networks to ensure participants are exposed to some of the most exciting thinking and promising practices from the field.

Peer Connections

Over the course of the program, participants will build invaluable personal and professional connections with faculty, guest speakers, and their fellow classmates—all of which represent CSR professionals from various industries, geographies, disciplines, and experience levels. These connections are nurtured by iCSR staff through a robust alumni network, including class listservs, private LinkedIn groups, and networking events.

Learning Experience

Designed by and for CSR professionals, the Institute’s curriculum is highly interactive, steeped in practice, and based on real-life case studies and current trends. Our learning experience provides a trusted forum for robust discussions, debates and exploration of unique challenges faced by participants, their companies, and the field at large.

Intimate Academic Setting

This small class size ensures maximum faculty and participant interaction, and allows for deep and meaningful group discussions and debates.

Demonstrated Commitment

By participating in the Institute and earning your Professional Certificate in CSR, you are demonstrating to your company, your team, and the field at large your commitment to and understanding of the CSR profession. Through iCSR, you will learn new knowledge and skills, build a robust network of peers, and gain the inspiration and ideas you need to deliver increased value back to your company and the communities you serve.

Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility is a unique opportunity for business and nonprofit professionals. Space is limited, and we offer flexible invoicing to work with your company’s budget cycles.

Click here to apply to the Class of 2021