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Certification in Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Strategies Sample

About This Sample Course

In this Certification sample module, you are given access to one lesson in our Certification in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Strategies.

This Certification program provides a broad overview of key corporate responsibility challenges and strategies that will enable organizations to succeed in the 21st Century Green Economy.

In this lesson, we will be taking a close look at the business case for sustainability. To that end, we will review how businesses are increasing economic output, investor value, consumer goodwill, and more, all due to the adoption of sustainable practices. In essence we will discover the link between sustainability and firm performance, the importance of compliance, sustainable investing, and bottom of the pyramid strategies.


The full Certification syllabus is available for review at this location.


This sample module has no prerequisites, and does not utilize a textbook.

You will need a computer capable of playing videos in the .mp4 format and headphones or speakers.

You will require a high-speed internet connection and a modern, updated web-browser, and a PDF reader.

Students have 1 month from the date of enrollment to complete this sample module.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is this module?

The lecture in this module is approximately 45 minutes long. Additionally, there are two assigned readings and a short assessment quiz.

Course Staff

Dr. Nitish Singh

Program Developer: Dr. Nitish Singh, Ph.D.

Dr. Singh is the Founder and Consultant at IntegTree LLC, an ethics, compliance and sustainability consulting company and is also an Associate Professor of International Business at the Boeing Institute of International Business at Saint Louis University. Dr. Singh holds a Scholar member position at the Center for Sustainability Saint Louis University and teaches courses in Business Sustainability, Global CSR and Sustainability reporting. Previously he was a Professor at California State University Chico. He holds Ph.D. in Marketing and International Business from Saint Louis University; MA University of South Wales, UK; and MBA Pune University India.

His educational efforts have been supported by the US Department of Education, Qatar Foundation, CSU, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, LMI, and other companies. In his most recent grant project he analyzed the sustainability reporting practices of US Federal Government agencies. He serves as grant reviewer and has done grant application reviews and audits for the US Dept. of Education Business International Education grants.

Dr. Singh is the recipient of a variety of research excellence awards, faculty excellence awards, teaching awards, service excellence awards, and was named one of the top 10 reviewers for International Marketing Review. He has also been active in training and consulting in the fields of sustainability, corporate ethics and compliance, and localization of digital media. Some of the organizations he has provided training or consulting for include Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Yahoo, Globalization Partners, Canon, Lionbridge, Conversis Global and FedEx. His research has appeared in 60 academic journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), Journal of Business Research (JBR), Journal of International Marketing, Psychology and Marketing, International Marketing Review, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, European Journal of Marketing, Thunderbird International Business Review, Journal of Advertising Research, Multinational Business Review, and Journal of Consumer Behavior. He has also presented his research and spoken at more than 80 academic and business conferences.

Brendan M. Keating

Instructor: Brendan M. Keating

Brendan is Vice President at IntegTree LLC, an ethics, compliance and sustainability consulting company. He has partnered with Dr. Singh in building the Certificate and Certification in Global Digital Marketing and Localization, and serves as co-instructor for that program. He is also Adjunct Faculty at Wilmington University, where he served as Course Developer for two courses in their Compliance Certificate Program. He has co-authored articles published in the American Subcontractors Association: The Contractor’s Compass journal, as well as in the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics: Compliance and Ethics Professional journal.