Joining Outstanding Faculty for Spring CSR Certificate Course
May 16th and 17th at Rutgers University Business School
On May 16th and 17th, the Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership and Governance & Accountability Institute present the Spring 2017 CSR Certificate Program for corporate managers, not-for-profit and foundation managers, and others interested in career opportunities and advancement in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”), Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Sustainability, Philanthropy, Risk Management, Ethics, and related positions.
An outstanding faculty of professionals from leading CSR and sustainable investment organizations will lead the interactive discussions which are a feature of the course. For more information about the course and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/RutgersCSR
Meet one of your course leaders:
Aman Singh, Editor-in-Chief, Futerra
Topic: “Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Communications”
A conversation with Aman:
Q: How is your day-to-day work related to the CSR Certificate Program?
(AS) At Futerra, our mission is to make sustainability so commonplace, it is normal. That means making sure every project we work on is logically sound — the strategy and research — and communicated in a way that combines the magic of creative expression and communication rigor. For me, as the editor in chief and head of content strategy, that means always being disciplined about connecting the dots between human behavior, business priorities, sustainability principles, CSR practices, organizational design, storytelling and sociology.
Q: What can attendees expect to learn from your session?
(AS) I hope that it will be more of a conversation. As a former journalist, I have learned the value of asking the right questions and context. Now as we discuss corporate social responsibility and all that that encompasses, I hope that together we can understand and decode some of the key elements in successful storytelling, what it takes to be bold as well as where we can together lead our organizations given our current climate — social, environmental, economic and political – since CSR cuts across all these dimensions.
Q: What advice do you have or opportunity that you see for attendees who complete the CSR Certificate Program?
(AS) The two most important elements of a Program like this is in the ability to gain a new network of confidantes and a renewed arsenal of skills. After all, as CSR professionals we are required to become skilled negotiators, facilitators and influencers — and this Program will hopefully help attendees renew their interest in working in CSR and how they can affect change regardless of their title or position while making them lifelong storytellers. And we must start at home – in our companies and in our communities.
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Career Background: Aman Singh
Aman describes herself as a “Story Teller, Content Strategist and Sustainability Practitioner,” and is Editor-in-Chief at Futerra, a sustainability consultancy and creative agency in New York City.
An experienced journalist, she was the Editorial Director of CSRwire leading the company’s editorial operations and business development teams to deliver a digital platform that focused on engagement. Aman has written for multiple publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Triple Pundit, Bloomberg Business Week, and others. She is a frequent speaker much in demand on the many topics of CSR and sustainable business practices, storytelling as well as career advice for professionals looking to make a difference through their resumes and related topics.
Aman holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from NYU as well as a Bachelor’s in Journalism from Delhi University. She also holds a Professional Certificate in Sustainability from the University of Vermont and is an IEMA-certified CSR Practitioner.
For more information about the course and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/RutgersCSR