Guidance for Hub Participants and Hub Leaders

Guidance for Participants

Ways of working

  • Hub activities and participants must, at all times, reflect ICRS’ values and Code of Conduct, notably: -
    • Uphold and promote the reputation of the ICRS and the CR and sustainability profession and do nothing that would bring either into disrepute
    • Support personal professional CRS competence in line with the ICRS Competency Framework
    • Contribute to the development of the profession and its effectivenesso Influence and persuade others of the case for a responsible and
    • sustainable approach to doing business, and supporting that approach across disciplines
    • Demonstrate integrity, honesty and ethical and appropriate behaviour
  • Hubs and Hub activities are open to any ICRS Individual members, at any level, and all employees of Organisational members. Hub events may be opened to non-members on occasion, but members are always given priority.
  • Some events may be targeted towards for certain groups (e.g. specific sectors, junior vs senior, in-house vs consultant etc); however, ICRS members should not be excluded.
  • ICRS has a limited budget for events which can be used to support Hub events. Whilst members are often able to host events, if extra resources are needed (e.g. to cover travel expenses for speakers) then the Hub leader should contact the ICRS team for support.
  • Hub events and communications should not be used to sell products or services of any sort without prior agreement with the ICRS Team.
  • In general, new participants in the Hubs should engage via the ICRS Team, who maintain a central database of Hub events and contacts. Hub leaders should keep the ICRS team informed about all new members and activities.

 

Guidance for Hub Leaders

Ways of working

  • Hub leaders and activities must, at all times, reflect ICRS’ values and Code of Conduct, specifically: -
    • Uphold and promote the reputation of the ICRS and the CR and sustainability profession and do nothing that would bring either into disrepute​
    • Support personal professional CRS competence in line with the ICRS Competency Framework
    • Contribute to the development of the profession and its effectiveness
    • Actively seek opportunities to maximise the benefits of business to society and the environment, and to minimise its adverse effects
    • Influence and persuade others of the case for a responsible and sustainable approach to doing business, and supporting that approach across disciplines
    • Demonstrate integrity, honesty and ethical and appropriate behaviour
    • Be transparent about any special relationship, business interest or conflict of interest and make the ICRS Team and Hub members aware where such a conflict may exist
  • Hubs and Hub activities are open to any ICRS Individual members, at any level, and all employees of Organisational members. Hub events may be opened to non-members on occasion, but members are always given priority.
  • Some events may be targeted towards for certain groups (e.g. specific sectors, junior vs senior, in-house vs consultant etc); however, ICRS members should not be excluded.
  • ICRS has a limited budget for events which can be used to support Hub events. Whilst members are often able to host events, if extra resources are needed (e.g. to cover travel expenses for speakers) then the Hub leader should contact the ICRS team for support.
  • Hub events and communications should not be used to sell products or services of any sort without prior agreement with the ICRS Team.
  • In general, new participants in the Hubs should engage via the ICRS Team, who maintain a central database of Hub events and contacts. Hub leaders should keep the ICRS team informed about all new members and activities.

Engaging Hub Participants

Each Hub is different, with concerns across different issues and sectors. As such, ICRS does not provide a rigid framework for Hub activities. However, the following provides some guidance.

Events:

Other Hub activities could include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Meet-ups and socials. Keep it simple and get your peers together for a networking session. For inspiration, how about setting up a “Netwalk”?
  • Group trips to major conferences and events, such as ICRS’ annual flagship events. Contact us to reserve a block of tickets.
  • Film screenings and gallery trips. Bring local CRS professionals to view the latest documentaries and shorts on sustainability issues.
  • Mentoring. Make the most of ICRS’ popular and successful Mentoring Programme by encouraging local ICRS members to take part. There are two intakes each year, and we match based on location along with other criteria. Learn more about the ICRS Mentoring Programme here.

 

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