Business Matters: CRS and the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth

The Conference Board of Canada, 58 pages, May 6, 2016
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How is corporate responsibility and sustainability (CRS) faring in Saskatchewan? This report looks at the province’s situation and compares it with the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth: Vision 2020 and Beyond.

Document Highlights

Saskatchewan’s labour shortage will hinder the province’s growth if left unaddressed. The province will need to replace workers who retire and also fill new jobs created by continued economic expansion. Future business investments can be encouraged by the quality and efficiency of Saskatchewan’s labour market. Businesses in the province are striving to attract, develop, and retain a skilled workforce through corporate responsibility and sustainability (CRS) activities that foster good employee relations, create opportunities for skills, and by enhancing experiential learning.

Business Matters: CRS and the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth examines CRS initiatives of companies operating in, or based out of, Saskatchewan to illustrate how these initiatives support the achievement of the government’s Saskatchewan Plan for Growth. It identifies strategies to expand and improve CRS practices in the province, highlights CSR’s economic role, examines gaps on how CRS is understood and practised, and suggests steps for improvement.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter 1—Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability in Business

  • Understanding Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Where CRS and Economic Growth Converge
  • Purpose of the Report
  • Methodology
  • Contents of the Report

Chapter 2—Engaging Saskatchewan’s Indigenous People Is Top Priority

  • Engaging Saskatchewan’s Indigenous People
  • Conclusion

Chapter 3—Developing and Improving the Labour Force

  • Developing and Improving the Labour Force
  • Conclusion

Chapter 4—Driving Innovation

  • Driving Innovation
  • Conclusion

Chapter 5—Improving Quality of Life

  • Improving Quality of Life
  • Conclusion

Chapter 6—The Role of CRS and the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth

  • CRS’s Role in the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth
  • Links to the Plan for Growth
  • Conclusion

Chapter 7—Effective Practices for CRS in Saskatchewan

  • Beyond 2020
  • Improved Indigenous Relations
  • Change of Perception About CRS
  • Civil Society
  • Need to Invest in Innovation
  • Need for Integrated CRS Initiatives
  • Measuring CRS Success
  • Can CRS Survive an Economic Slowdown?
  • CRS Beyond 2020—The Way Forward
  • Conclusion

Appendix A—Bibliography

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