The Corporate Responsibility Executive Institute (CREI) is for professionals who want to take their career to the next level.

                 Certified Corporate Responsibility Executives

CREI will help you:

  • Align your CR strategy most effectively
  • Better understand business
  • Communicate the value of CR to the business


The Basics

$3,850.00 / per program - Members
$4,850.00 / per program - Non-ACCP Members

Held at the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business, Chicago Campus
3 individual programs, each carrying a Certificate of Completion from Notre Dame
These are business education programs for CR professionals
Application process ensures you learn not only from the instructors, but from your classmates as well

The Feedback

As an MBA, I wondered if I would derive as much value from the programs offered through CREI. Short answer – I did! While some of the concepts presented were the same, when viewing them through the lens of Corporate Responsibility, the takeaways of how I could apply the knowledge were very impactful and immediately applicable.
I made the decision to obtain my CCRE because it is imperative to understand how I can add value to my company through our CSR initiatives. In order for anything to be sustainable, it must have value. We know that CSR has value to society. Understanding how to increase its value to my company is what will help me grow the program. The programs of CREI gave me an understanding of what matters to other internal stakeholders and insight on how I can gain their support by supporting their goals.

The Company You Keep

Your Program Choices

Advanced Business Acumen (May 1 - 3, 2018)
Dive into understanding: 

Your organization’s and your NGO partners’ finances
Business problem-solving
How your supply chain intersects with CR

Managing the Matrix (October 16 - 18, 2018)
Recognize the opportunities you have to: 

Collaborate with other departments / stakeholders to accomplish mutually aligned goals
Communicate with intention to audiences you want to influence
Champion your company’s brand & reputation

Strategic Business Leadership (October 17 - 19, 2017 or July 17 - 19, 2018)
Build your effectiveness by: 

Understanding how your senior leaders think and make decisions

Thinking differently to broaden your approach to managing change
Learning how to look ahead when you build your sustainable CSR strategy

Your Next Steps

If you've found the right program, you can complete your application today.

Have questions? Email Melinda Bostwick.