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Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Director of Sustainable Development

A Head of Corporate Social Responsibility is the guarantor of the company’s sustainable development policy, in terms of its environmental and societal aspects. In this capacity, they draw up and manage the CSR strategy by working with all the company’s departments. They support them in taking into account the social, societal and environmental dimensions of their activity, and integrating them into their daily work.


  • They develop the company’s social and societal responsibility policy under the guidance of general management.

  • They implement the CSR strategy through communications and awareness-raising initiatives at all levels of the organisation.

  • They establish an improvement process based on the ISO 26000 standard, in order to develop a responsible management system, or on the ISO 14001 standard, in order to set up a responsible environmental policy.

  • They pilot innovative CSR projects, in collaboration with other company departments, measure the effects and enhance company image.

  • They have to convince company management, and all stakeholders, of the benefits of the CSR approach.

Required skills

  • Strong analytical and summarising skills
  • Sense of responsibility and ethics
  • Writing skills
  • Good public speaking and communication skills
  • Rigour
  • Organisational skills

What you need to learn/master

  • Issues and concepts of CSR and sustainable development
  • Social and environmental standards
  • Management of quality systems
  • Law and regulations applicable to CSR
  • Communications
  • Promotions

Career opportunities and progression

  • This position is occupied by managers who have sound technical and strategic experience (5 - 10 years’ experience is recommended).
  • HR Director
  • Strategy Director
  • CSR Consultant
  • Director of a strategy consulting company

Qualification requirements

5 years of post-High School education


€48,000 - €95,000