What is a Fellow Program?
The CASI fellow credential is an examination which allows the certificate holder to showcase his excellence in CSR & sustainability. It is a certification bestowed upon you once you showcase your knowledge and execution capabilities in the field of CSR / Sustainability. It is a platform where you ideate, plan and execute a project that benefits your company, stake holders, customers and / or the society as a whole. This is in form of a thesis. In addition to this: a fellow certification is your promise to engage young minds in CSR and sustainability through lectures and white papers.
Why is excellence in CSR & Sustainability imperative for Senior Management Practitioners, CxO’s and Senior Academicians?
“Sustainability is not an option but a business imperative for us”
Infosys Sustainability report 2013 – 14
Growth is inseparably linked to the wellbeing of a corporates ecosystem including all stake holders’ viz. employees, business partners, channels, investors, customers and the community at large. Increasingly governments and societies are pushing corporations to comply with sustainable business rules and regulations. A growing expectation is that a business must make itself sustainable – financially, socially and environmentally. Companies are realizing that investing in sustainability results in higher revenue and productivity; in addition to the obvious benefits to the world.
With increasing number of corporates realizing the importance of CSR and sustainability, it is imperative that the demand for professionals and academicians / consultants will grow exponentially. A Fellow program in CSR & Sustainability serves this purpose.
With millions of corporates struggling to build in sustainability within their business models, the CASI certified professional stands apart and is often looked upon to bring in CSR and sustainability angles within businesses and business models.