Two tiers for Individual Membership
Our new membership structure for individuals has simplified to two tiers: Member and Fellow
Join the community now as a Member, or take the leap for greater professional recognition through Fellowship.
This change responds to longer-term shifts in the sector, where Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) is increasingly becoming a whole-company endeavour.
It's now common for a core group of CRS professionals to guide an organisation's strategy, adapting and staying ahead of growing societal expectations. They work closely with specialist departments across a business to implement that strategy and deliver results.
This growing trend shows that responsible business is increasingly becoming everyone's business.
Membership: Start building and learning
Membership is a great place to start your responsible business career (students even enjoy 100% discount on fees). Membership is also open to anyone with a connection - or passion - for responsible business practice, supporting departments where CRS is not a central part of your role.
Fellowship: Recognising skill and experience
CRS professionals are recognised through Fellowship, a mark of your achievements and proven experience. A peer-reviewed application shows you have the skills and knowledge to excel at delivering responsible business goals. And in return, Fellowship gives you a rich network of learning resources and access to experienced professionals from across the UK and worldwide.
What does this change mean for me?
Our goal is to encourage this community to grow, significantly increasing the number of members and Fellows. This more diverse and wide-reaching network of professionals - with the Institute's help - will support one another, peer-to-peer, giving you access to a knowledgeable and experienced responsible business community.
If you were already a member there are subtle changes to the names of your old membership tiers. We have explained this in more detail on our Help page.
Need more help?
Contact us if you have any questions.