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Risk and Responsible Business Practices

  • The course explores the broad and distinct dimensions of business practices that impinge upon the issue of risk, ranging from labour matters to human rights to environmental concerns, and from corporate governance to ethical business practices such as product safety, responsible marketing and advertising, and anti-corruption.

    Who should attend?

    This course will be of most value to:

    • Boards of Directors
    • Executive Management
    • In-House Counsel
    • Corporate Lawyers
    • Institutional Investors
    • Risk and Compliance Professionals


     Note - A good level of spoken and written English is required to attend this course. Delegates should be of an intermediate standard in English at a minimum. Please refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - as a guide the level required is B2. 
  • Day One:  The Broad Dimensions of Responsible Business Practices

    Session 1: The Broad Dimensions of CSR and Sustainable Development

    • What are we talking about? CSR, ESG, Sustainable Development
    • Environmental issues
    • Labour issues
    • Human Rights issues
    • Corporate Governance
    • Ethical business practices such as product safety and anti-corruption
    • The relevance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

    Session 2: The Business Case for CSR and Sustainable Development

    • Investor interest
    • Changes in business thinking
    • Changes in Consumer thinking
    • The business benefits
      • Investor relations and access to capital
      • Competitiveness and market positioning
      • Employee recruitment, retention, and productivity
      • The minimisation of litigation risk
      • Enhancing the “license to operate”
    • Case Study: The Volkswagen emissions scandal

    Session 3: The Growing Influence of the Wider Community of Stakeholders

    • The background
    • Identifying a company’s stakeholders: The contextual problem
    • Case studies:
      • Toyota: the recall
      • Nestlé: the problem with Greenpeace over palm oil
      • BP: the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
      • Proctor & Gamble: the problem with bloggers
      • The Financial Crisis: the “Occupy” Movement
      • Community protests in the extractive industry

    Day Two:  Environmental Concerns and Labour Issues

    Session 1: Environmental Concerns

    • The sustainable use of natural resources
    • Energy conservation
    • The reduction and disposal of waste
    • Implementation steps and life-style thinking
    • Involving suppliers and customers
    • Emerging trends in corporate sustainability

    Session 2: Water Risk

    • The background to water risk
    • Water risks in the value chain
    • Risky sectors
    • A phased approach to managing water-related issues
    • Case study: Coca-Cola’s partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

    Session 3: Climate Change

    • Update on the latest scientific evidence
    • Post-Glasgow: Where are we heading?
    • Assessing climate risks in business operations
    • Corporate strategies for adaptation: the experience to date

    Session 4: Labour Issues

    • Health and Safety
      • Workplace stress
      • Bullying and harassment
    • Non-discrimination in the workplace
    • Wages and hours
    • Child labour
    • Forced labour
    • Listening to Workers: Freedom of Association and Bargaining
    • Case studies: the clothing supply chain; the toy industry

    Session 5: Understanding International and Company Codes of Conduct

    • ISO 26000
    • United Nations Global Compact
    • Selected Company Codes
      • Coca-Cola, Disney, Microsoft, Nike
      • Selected codes from Emerging Market companies

    Day Three: Other Dimensions Implicating Responsible Business Practices

    Session 1: Product Safety

    • The exceptional range of safety issues: food, household goods, cars and aircraft, and toys
    • The regulation of product safety
    • Product recalls
    • Reputational damage
    • Case studies:
      • The contaminated milk scandal in China
      • The horsemeat/beef scandal in Europe
      • Boeing 737 Max accidents
      • Takata and exploding airbags
      • The Brumadinho dam collapse and the problem of tailings dam failures

    Session 2: Corrupt Business Practices

    • The background: the international dimensions of corruption
    • Why??? Why do corrupt business practices occur so very often even in countries that cherish religious and ethical values?
    • The OECD anti-corruption regime
    • The United Nations anti-corruption regime
    • The African Union anti-corruption regime
    • The Arab League anti-corruption regime
    • The ADB-OECD Action Plan for Asia-Pacific
    • Case studies:
      • The Petrobras corruption scandal (Brazil)
      • The Satyam corruption scandal (India)

    Session 3: Marketing and Advertising

    • The responsible business dimensions of marketing and advertising
    • Controls on inappropriate marketing and advertising: an overview of law and self-regulation worldwide
    • Case study: “greenwashing” claims

    Session 4: Market Abuse

    • Price-fixing
    • Insider trading
    • Abuse of a dominant position
    • Case studies: the Libor and Forex trading scandals

    Session 5: Fair Taxation

    • How is business risk implicated in law tax minimisation strategies?
    • The OECD Action Plan
    • The G20 and greater cooperation on tax matters
    • Case study: the European Commission’s treatment of the tax minimisation strategies of Apple, Google, and Starbuck’s

    Session 6: A Digitalised Future

    • Considering the digital technologies that will change business practices in many regards: the Fourth Industrial Revolution
    • The technologies will challenge human values such as fairness, privacy, equality, autonomy, dignity, and freedom

    Day Four: Managing Risks and Business Opportunities

    Session 1: Strategies for Integrating Responsible Business Practices within Business Operations

    • The buy-in from the Board of Directors
    • Disclosure
    • Embedding Responsible Business Practices within the corporate DNA
    • Employees
    • Products and services
    • Operations
    • Supply chain
    • Transportation and logistics

    Session 2: Risk Oversight and Risk Management

    • The risk oversight role of the Board of Directors
    • Implementing risk management
    • The role  of the Chief Risk Officer
    • Case study: Risk oversight and risk management failures in the Financial Crisis

    Session 3: The UN Sustainable Development Goals and Business Opportunities

    • The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the multiple business opportunities
    • Corporate relationships with industry associations and other civil society organisations
    • The Sustainable Development Goals and the impact of COVID-19

  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – 10/10 of the world’s largest banks have chosen us as there training provider and we have delivered training across the largest banks and have trained over 25,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 100+ strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 25,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 99 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 4.2/5 on service and 4.7/5 on Coursecheck
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme


  • Dennis Driscoll


    Dennis Driscoll is a former Dean at the Law School of the National University of Ireland (Galway). He has also been a Visiting Professor at Harvard University and at Peking University, amongst other universities. At Galway, he was the first-ever academic recipient of the President’s Award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Success of the University”. He has also been a consultant to various UN agencies and to the Council of Europe. While at Galway, Dennis created and chaired a number of innovative programmes which were regarded as the first of their kind at any law school in Europe with an interest in business affairs: an annual Lecture Series on the problems of multinational companies, whose speakers were the General Counsel of some of the very most prominent companies in Europe and the United States; an informal Faculty Seminar Series whose speakers were those same General Counsel; and an annual Workshop for European in-house Counsel on contemporary business problems. In a long international career, Dennis has also given over two hundred public lectures on international law, international human rights, business law, and responsible business practices, in Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia. Further, for the past decade he has given Training Courses on Corporate Governance and, more broadly, on Risk and Responsible Business Practices to Board Directors and Executive Management in some twenty countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.