SSR INTERNATIONAL

EMPOWERING SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (SSR) PROFESSIONALS AROUND THE WORLD

If your work or aspirations align with any of 17 Sustainable Development Goals or the 7 Core Subjects of the ISO 26000 Standard on Social Responsibility, you are eligible and welcome to join SSR International

WHAT WE OFFER

CERTIFICATION

SSR International certifies individual professional members (at Associate, Professional, Chartered and Fellow levels) and organisational training courses. Once verified by SSR International, members can use the designation “SSR International Certified [Member Level]. For example, “International Certified Professional” or “SSRICP”. Similarly, for training, once verified organisations can declare their courses to be “SSR International Certified”.

TRAINING

SSR International offers a variety of online and in-situ training courses, including for example on: Foundations, Practices & Frontiers of SSR, Transformational Leadership & Becoming a Future-Fit Organisation, Sustainability Innovation & Growing Effective Change-makers, Business’ Human Rights & Responding to the Refugee Crisis, Transformative Social Responsibility & Creating Integrated Value, and Stakeholder Engagement & Discovering New Tools for Transparency.

PROGRAMMES

SSR International offers an Apprentice Training Programme (aimed at Student, Novice or Associate Members, with little or no experience or relevant qualifications), a Practitioner Training Programme (aimed at Associate, Professional and Chartered Members). Each are 3-month, part-time, online programmes, resulting in a Certificate of Completion. Both draw on SSR International's Apprenticeship Programme, to which Members donate 1-hour a month.

ACCREDITATION

SSR International organisational members (Non-Profit and Business) are able to feature degree, diploma, certificate and non-degree sustainability and social responsibility courses, and are eligible to have them Endorsed, following a process of verification by SSR International of the contents and teachers of the courses. These members are thereafter able to use the designation "SSR International Endorsed" (and associated logo) in their promotion of the courses.

TOOLS

SSR International has a variety of SSR diagnostic and facilitation tools, including Classic SSR Assessment (measures against SSR codes & standards), Advanced SSR Assessment (measures transformative SSR practices), Hexagon Stakeholder Dialogue (quantifies feedback & consensus actions) and S2M Certification (based on sustainability, measurement & mediation). Members can be Trained and Licensed to use these tools, or Certified as organisations (for S2M).

PROFILING

SSR International members are able to profile their work in sustainability and social responsibility, including sharing their upcoming events (meetings, conferences, courses, etc.) or professional content (press releases, blogs, articles, reports, jobs and videos). Members also have access to SSR International's Expert Groups and their associated Forums on each of the 7 ISO 26000 core subjects, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the Countries of the world.

SSR International is about supporting professionals to find the balance and synergies between society, the economy and nature

OUR PUBLICATIONS

SSR International and its founder Prof. Wayne Visser have published numerous landmark books on SSR. Members can receive a Discount Code.

THE WORLD GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE ENTERPRISE

VOLUMES 1-4

The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise is the first comprehensive global compendium that clearly describes the national approaches to sustainable enterprise for over 100 countries.

THE LITTLE BOOK OF QUOTATIONS ON SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

This unique collection of 100 quotations on social responsibility SSR International Founder, Dr Wayne Visser, is designed to challenge and question, as much as to inspire and inform.

SUSTAINABLE FRONTIERS

UNLOCKING CHANGE THROUGH BUSINESS, LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION

Sustainable Frontiers throws down the gauntlet to business to step up and be the catalyst for a sustainable future. It presents eight keys to unlocking transformational change.

THE CSR INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH COMPENDIUM

VOLUMES 1-3

In this Compendium, SSR International has compiled summaries of the best research on corporate sustainability, social responsibility and business ethics since 2009.

ABOUT US

SSR International was established in 2009 by Prof. Wayne Visser as CSR International.

History

The original mission of CSR International was to be an incubator for CSR 2.0, which means Transformative Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility. Since then, we have delivered SSR training around the world, welcomed many people through our internship program, shared hundreds of SSR Research Digests and licensed CSR 2.0 Assessors & Advisors.

Vision

2017 marks a strategic shift from being primarily a research sharing portal to being a professional membership oriented organisation. SSR International’s new mission is to support SSR professionals around the world to make a positive difference by enabling them to establish their credibility, collaborate with each other, access relevant content, upgrade their skills, share upcoming events and find work opportunities. We invite all existing and aspiring SSR professionals to join us.

Founder

Prof. Wayne Visser founded SSR International in 2009 (as CSR International) and is a world renowned SSR academic, advisor, writer and speaker, whose work has taken him to 74 countries over the past 25 years. He is the author of 18 books on SSR, as well as over 280 papers, articles and reports. He has a PhD in SSR and has lectured at 50 universities in 19 countries. He is a Fellow at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Professor at the Gordon Institute of Business Science and former Director of Sustainability Services for KPMG.

TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP

For more information, see the Membership page
Student Members are students currently studying an degree, diploma or certificate with relevance to SSR. They are able to upgrade to one of the other categories of membership once they have completed their studies.

STUDENT

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Novice Members are aspiring SSR professionals who currently have little or no relevant qualifications or experience. They are able to upgrade to one of the other categories of membership once they have completed their studies.

NOVICE

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Associate Members are SSR professionals with 1-5 years SSR experience (or 1-3 years SSR experience and a relevant Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate, or no SSR experience and a relevant Masters Degree).

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Professional Members are SSR professionals with 6-10 years SSR experience (or 4-5 years SSR experience and a relevant Masters Degree, or 1-3 years SSR experience and a relevant Doctoral Degree).

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Chartered Members are SSR professionals with 11+ years SSR experience (or 9-10 years SSR experience and a relevant Masters Degree, or 6-8 years SSR experience and a relevant Doctoral Degree)

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Fellow Members are nominated by SSR International and are widely recognised as an influential leader in SSR. They are likely to have 20+ years SSR experience (or 15+ years SSR experience and a relevant Masters or Doctoral Degree).

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Non-Profit Members are non-profit organisations (government, academia or civil society). Among other benefits, they are able to post content (events, jobs, etc.) and have their training courses SSR International Endorsed.

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Business Members are companies (SMEs, social enterprises or corporations). Among other benefits, they are able to post content (events, jobs, etc.) and have their training courses SSR International Endorsed.

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CONTACT US

If you have any questions about SSR International's membership or related services, do not hesitate to contact us