Learning Through Networking
Meetings take place three times per year, in the fall, winter and spring.
- April 26-27, 2017 in Montreal QC - Joint with Business Council for Sustainability
- October 2 - 3, 2017 in Toronto, ON - Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Institute Summit
Past Meeting Themes
- Corporate Responsibility and Immigration
- Corporate Responsibility and Influencing Public Policy
- Transformational Partnerships: A deep dive into successful cross-sectoral partnerships
- Emerging Trends with Charities and Nonprofit Organizations
- Tool Kit Required to Build the Best in Class Canadian Community Investment Program
- Employee Engagement—Community Investment as a Contributor to Increasing Employee Engagement
- Establishing and Operating a Corporate Foundation
- Managing in-kind contributions to the community
- CI and CSR reporting in Canada and internationally
- Ethics in Community Investment and Corporate Social Responsibility
Employee Engagement Campaigns: Hitting the Jackpot
It makes a lot of sense to engage your employees in your company’s citizenship and community investment programs: they’re probably your best ambassadors. But how can you be sure you’ve picked the right way to involve your employees? And how do you know if they’re truly “engaged,” or whether they’re just going through the motions? Lynn Patterson, Director, Corporate Responsibility for RBC will be discussing how RBC was able to “hit the jackpot,” landing on the just the right activity for engagement and a concept that engaged 22,000 employees in 2014.
The Board's Role in Creating a Sustainable Future
In reaction to shareholder and stakeholder shifting values, corporations now aim to develop and implement sustainability tactics that align with their business strategies.
Despite organizations adopting the appropriate mindset, there is significant room for improvement in the effectiveness of the execution and accountability of their sustainability programs. So what role does the board play in ensuring that sustainability is embedded in the organization? What does this look like in practice? What pitfalls or oversight should the board be cognizant of?
Demonstrating Value to Measure Impact in Non Profit Organizations
Past Webinars Topics
Canadian Outlook with the Chief Economist
Where is the economy headed? How will your business plans be impacted? This recorded webinar with Glen Hodgson, the Board's Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President, walks you through the latest numbers.
IKEA’s Transformational Journey
Brendan Seal, Sustainability Manager at IKEA Canada profiles his company’s transformational “People and Planet Positive” strategy.
World-Changing Customers: Winning the Sustainability Game with Customer Engagement
Featuring Coro Strandberg, CSR and Sustainability Stragetist and thought leader, David Willans, Marketing Director at Futerra and Frances Edmonds, Director of Environmental Programs at Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co.