Registration for CBSR's 10th Annual Summit is now open!


Each year CBSR brings together 250 top Canadian and global experts, executives and practitioners from leading companies, governments, academic institutions and non-governmental organizations.

We are thrilled to extend a warm invitation for you to join CBSR and global leaders on November 7th, at 1 King Street West, in Toronto for our 10th Annual Summit: The Regeneration of CSR: The Essential Role of Business in Building a Sustainable Future.


View the complete Summit Agenda and register here.

For media/press inquiries, contact Ksenia Benifand
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Steven Fish

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Loblaw Companies Limited -- Building sustainability with a local and regional focus    

Leading Canadian retailers work toward integrating sustainability efforts throughout their operations. For Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw), focusing on "Canadian First" fresh fruits and vegetables helps connect their sustainability agenda with a wide-range of stakeholders.

"Our local and regional buying strategy allows our customers to better understand the food they purchase, promotes food safety, and helps support local economies," says Frank Pagliaro, vice president, Produce Procurement, Loblaw Companies Limited. 


Read full story here    

Members Share Recent CSR News


Carillion holds annual Sustainability Week as part of Employee Engagement commitment; announces 2012 award winner Read full story (PDF)


RONA invites Canadians to participate in their 'Plant Your Feet' relay, planting a tree for every kilometer run  Read full story here 


Cenovus releases Corporate Responsibility Performance Report for 2011 - Read full story  


Bullfrog Power releases its first ever Bullfrog Progress Report    

Read full story 


TransformationalWhat Makes a Transformational or Sustainable Company?


CBSR is working with  Coro Strandberg to conduct research on the qualities of a transformational or sustainable company to further evolve our CSR Continuum (see PDF).

We are interested in your advice on the following:

1) Examples of companies you think exemplify transformational or sustainable qualities.

2) Qualities or characteristics of a transformational or sustainable company (e.g. closed loop production processes)

3) Existing guidelines or standards for corporate sustainability leadership (e.g.Ceres 21st Century Corporation Roadmap)

Later in the fall we'll share our findings with you and seek your further input into a draft definition.

Please send your responses to Coro Strandberg

ECRExcellence in Corporate Responsibility Awards - Apply now! 


The ECR Awards honour and celebrate corporate Canadians for outstanding work and dedication towards creating sustainable and ethical practices within the business framework.


Nominate a colleague, team or yourself. Winners will be celebrated at a dinner following the CBSR Summit.   


Deadline to enter: August 13, 2012 

Learn more and download entry form   



CBSR Events



October 15, 2012 - Calgary, Alberta 

While many companies have integrated CSR and ESG practices and processes into their business strategies and operations, the question remains as to what is being done to  leverage these achievements to demonstrate shareholder value. 
On October 15, 2012, CBSR presents the Sustainability Investment Forum in Calgary, Alberta.

Join us to explore how investors assess companies' market value and whether there is a way to gauge how CSR practices add to that value. Sustainable investment, investor relations, and CSR experts will lead the Forum's discussions.

This event is particularly targeted at investor relations professionals, people working in CSR related roles, investment professionals, and academics.  

For more information about this event, please contact: 
Sheila Carruthers -, (403) 219 3216  

A Canadian Discussion on CSR - A National Look at the Impact, Challenges and Opportunities


October 18, 2012, 1:00-2:00 PM EST (10:00-11:00 AM PST)
How are the challenges and opportunities different across our country? What are the opportunities and risks from a sector and geographical perspective?

Learn more and register Free for CBSR Members   

Partner Events and Learning Opportunities       


Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) 

Sustainability Webinar - Why Marketing Needs to Be Firmly Rooted in the Movement (August 21, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT)   

Industry leaders with expertise in sustainability, come together to further discuss how organizations should align themselves to deliver against a sustainability agenda, with communication strategies, supply chain implications, and employee education and training as the focus. Click here for details  


The Natural Step    

FREE Introduction to Strategic Sustainability for Business in Canada Webinar (September 12, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT)       

During this FREE webinar, you'll hear inspiring case studies and discover how this approach can help you accelerate the transformation to sustainability in your business. Click here for details     


University of Toronto, St. Michael's College  

Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility 

Applications are still being accepted for the 2012-2013 cycle of Canada's leading CSR Certificate Program at the University of Toronto - there for 4 spaces remaining. Click here for details  


Sustainability Learning Centre

Measuring & Reporting your Carbon (GHG) Footprint, Course

Available anytime (August 1, 2011 - September 27, 2012) on demand ONLINE Access to GHG Group Community of Practice (videos, resources, readings, exercises) Click here for details 

For a full listing of Canadian and international CSR Events please visit our website. 



International Sustainability Strategies and Solutions - WEBINAR  

BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) shares 20 years of international expertise in sustainability, and highlights best practices and case studies from their financial services and mining/energy consulting practices.

Click here for the recording    

(To access member resources, please log-in with your CBSR member username and password)



New report of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy: Canada will not reach its 2020 target Click here to download in English , French (PDF)  


Publication of the 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan - innovative ways to respond to water challenges in different contexts.  

Click here to read in French    


Canada and Israel sign an agreement on energy cooperation - which should increase bilateral relations between the two countries 

Click here to read in English, French  



Please note CBSR's Vancouver address has been changed to:  
PO Box 3538, Vancouver Main, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3Y6 


The phone number remains (604) 323-2714.


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