Frequently asked questions about the ICAEW's Business Sustainability Programme (BSP).
The BSP is not an exam but does include a range of voluntary self-assessment questions built into the programme.
The BSP is an awareness raising programme and therefore is not a qualification. On completion of the programme the user can print-off a "completion certificate", to illustrate that they have undertaken the BSP.
The content of the BSP is aimed at all business professionals so it is relevant to anyone who makes decisions that affect the sustainability of their business.
Not at all, the first module of the programme explains the language, history and issues surrounding Business Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility. Having completed the first module the user will have a solid grounding in the subject area.
The programme is designed to be of relevance to users with different levels of knowledge and experience.
Module 3 gives examples of how organisations are managing the challenges of running their businesses in a sustainable manner.
Module 4 gives a practical guide on how to design, implement, measure and report on a strategy for sustainability.
The BSP is an e-learning programme accessible via this website.
Modules 1 and 2 are free and only require the user to register. Modules 3, 4 and 5 do require a very modest payment.
The BSP is designed to be flexible such that a user can dip in and out of the programme. Users can revisit the programme any number of times. To complete all parts of the programme (excluding the Resource section) it will take approximately two hours.
Underlying the five modules of the BSP is a Resource section. This gives the user more in-depth detail and provides additional sources of reference, websites and toolkits.
Yes. To access the programme users will need the following minimum computer specification:
*In both these cases the ‘Java Script’ option needs to be enabled in the browser to allow the courses to run as they use this programming language.
The system also require all pop up blockers to be switched off, this include those in the google or yahoo tool bars. The courses also require flash player 9 or above.
Please contact us on +44 (0) 01908 248 250 or email BSPhelpline@icaew.com