Now in its fifth year, the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility was designed by and for those working in the CSR field as a practical, interactive, and affordable professional development opportunity for CSR practitioners.
By: Diane Melley, Vice President, Global Citizenship Initiatives, Corporate Marketing, Communications and Citizenship, IBM
At IBM, we view talent development as a core value and a key element of our current and future success. Investing in employee training not only helps attract and retain great team members, it also builds loyalty, inspires creativity, and increases our reputation as a company.
But, employee development, like many areas of business requires planning, investment, and an eye towards the future.
The Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility recently celebrated the graduation of their fourth class. Since the launch of the Institute in 2014, the program has attracted CSR professionals from around the region and across the country. Recently, we have seen interest from the international community. Sunday Kubba Hassan with Central Bank of Nigeria is the first international graduate from the Institute.