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.
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
What 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
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)
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
Excellence 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
SAVE THE DATE!
SUSTAINABILITY INVESTMENT FORUM
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:
CBSR WEBINAR - 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?
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.
RESOURCES FOR MEMBERS
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)
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.