About us

We are the UK’s professional body for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS).

Our mission is to help individuals and organisations be brilliant at CRS.

Who we are

The Institute is led by a Board of volunteer Directors. Comprised of senior CRS professionals, they give their time, energy, and expertise to guide the Institute’s strategic direction. We also involve technical specialists where required.

The Institute is supported by a secretariat provided by Carnstone Partners Ltd, a specialist management consultancy in the CRS field. The Secretariat manage the day-to-day activity and is the central point of contact for members and Fellows.

Our Members

We have membership options for individuals and organisations, and our members feature on our public registers.

Register of organisational members

Our organisational members have committed to our Principles of Membership and form our network.

Register of individual members

See all individual members and Fellows of the Institute and visit our Member Stories page to see interviews that delve into our members' career journeys and advice. We regularly update the register – if your name is not shown, please contact us. We make disclosure exemptions for members with personal security concerns. The ICRS is not liable for decisions made based on the register's content.

Honorary Fellows

Honorary Fellows are CRS leaders, distinguished by their achievements and contribution to the development of the profession over an extended period. They have had a transformative impact on business and wider society, while also demonstrating a genuine commitment to the development of the profession.

We list our Honorary Fellows in our Register of Individual Members.

Our History

The idea of a CRS professional body was conceived by members of the Corporate Responsibility Group (CRG). Established in 1987, CRG championed responsible business practice and supported pioneering practitioners from companies including Marks & Spencer, Alliance Boots, and IBM.

The ICRS was formally launched by Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf on 9 July 2014. In January 2015, CRG members moved under the Institute's banner, allowing it to serve both individuals and organisations.

We would like to thank our Lead Supporter, the City of London Corporation, our seventeen Founding Supporters and our team of dedicated volunteers for their funding and pro bono support in establishing the Institute.

Lead Supporter

In-Kind supporters

We also thank the following organisations for their generous assistance