This spring Agoria and Sirris is launching a Learning Network on the subject of CSR. Emphasis will be placed, on the one hand, on rolling out a successful sustainability programme and, on the other hand, on offering benchmark references helpful in understanding topics such as mobility, stakeholder engagement, sustainable purchasing and climate.


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is gaining in popularity. An increasing number of companies are integrating sustainability into their business model, while assuming not only responsibility for their impact on society, but also by creating added value through the improvement of profit margins. Sustainability is therefore no longer a buzzword, but a strategic and critical factor for the future success of businesses.

For most companies, implementing CSR in the organisation and rolling out a successful integrated strategy represents a real challenge.  Sustainable integration not only requires leadership, but the components of the strategy must also be part of your companies' key processes and systems, with clearly defined internal and external targets. Cooperation among the different departments proves essential in this respect. 

CSR learning network

That is why Agoria and Sirris this spring is launching a Learning Network on the subject of CSR. Emphasis will be placed, on the one hand, on rolling out a successful sustainability programme and, on the other hand, on offering benchmark references helpful in understanding topics such as mobility, stakeholder engagement, sustainable purchasing and climate.

In particular, we will deal with issues such as the greening of the company fleet and the supply chain, the energy impact of processes and products, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the GRI standard and the materiality index, the integration of sustainability criteria into the supplier selection process, etc. The communication and marketing of sustainability reporting will also be dealt with.

The participating companies will also meet at regular intervals to exchange knowledge and find innovative solutions to common challenges. To do so, they will be backed up by (international) experts in CSR. Best practices will be studied and we will make in situ visits to innovative and pioneering companies in this area. This learning network is an ideal combination of networking opportunities and thematic training, connecting theory and practice.  

The first session will take place on 4 April at BluePoint Brussels and will outline the general framework. Experts from Sustenuto and The Shift will not only zoom in on what Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) means and how it can be made concrete in your company, but also on best practices and lessons learned. Umicore and Dell EMC will explain their current sustainability strategy and CSR trajectory.

Interested?

Then send an e-mail straightaway to dries.vanneste@agoria.be. Agoria and Sirris will get in touch with you for an intake interview. The number of places is limited.  

Save the date(s) 

The CSR Connect network will meet the following Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (with networking lunch): 4 April 2019, 13 June 2019, 19 September 2019, 13 November 2019. The sessions will take place in BluePoint Brussels, at one of the participating companies or at an external host company. A company visit will be organised after each session. 

The participation fee amounts to EUR 600 (exclusive of VAT) for member companies and EUR 1,200 (exclusive of VAT) for non-members for the complete series. Several people may attend from each company.