The Institute for Corporate Social Development – is driven by the need for on-going
innovation – seeking out new solutions, developing new ways of approaching things and
opening up new opportunities. While we remain dedicated to our core focus, we recognize
that future growth depends upon our ability to achieve our full potential in both our existing
business and those opportunities we are yet to fully explore and develop.
The ICSD provides awareness, publicity and training promoting norms and standards
within the areas of Corporate Social Investment, Responsibility and Sustainability, whilst
maintaining vigorous advocacy and best practise awareness regarding, but not limited to:
Organizational governance – practicing accountability and transparency at all levels of
your organization; using leadership to create an organizational culture which uses core
values of social responsibility when making business decisions.
Human rights – treating all individuals with respect; making special efforts to help people
from vulnerable groups.
Labour practices – providing just, safe and healthy conditions for workers; engaging in
two-way discussions to address workers’ concerns.
Environment – identifying and improving environmental impacts of your operations,
including resource use and waste disposal.
Fair operating practices – respecting the law; practicing accountability and fairness in your
dealings with other businesses, including your suppliers.
Consumer issues – providing healthy and safe products, giving accurate information, and
promoting sustainable consumption.
Community involvement and development – getting involved in the betterment of the
local communities that your organization operates in; being a good neighbour.
The ICSD provides multiple media and communications platforms for Corporations,
Organisations, Government and its agencies to publicize and promote their Corporate
Social Investment / programs and initiatives, sustainability endeavours, environmental
commitment, enterprise development and corporate governance including related news and
We encourage and promote the commitment of Corporate Business to investment in various
programmes related to training, capacity building and development, the environment,
Health and Safety including all facets of business and education in the pursuit of sustainability.