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Sustainability Practices 2017 Key Findings

Third-party verification of the claims in sustainability reports is on the rise, which is helping investors make better-informed decisions about companies’ risks and opportunities. But companies could still be much more transparent.

Report | 27 pages | December 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Corporate Community Investment in Canada: A Profile of the Profession

This report provides a comprehensive review of the corporate community investment (CI) profession in Canada and makes recommendations to further advance it in Canada.

Report | 97 pages | December 2017 | Sally Crane | The Conference Board of Canada

L’investissement communautaire des entreprises au Canada : Profil d’une profession

Ce rapport dresse un portrait détaillé de la profession de l’investissement communautaire (IC) des entreprises au Canada et formule des recommandations pour son développement dans ce pays.

Rapport | 103 pages | December 2017 | Sally Crane | Le Conference Board du Canada

Canadian Beverage Association’s Balance Calories Initiative: 2017 Tracking Report

The Canadian Beverage Association launched the Balance Calories Initiative to help reduce the calories that Canadians obtain from liquid refreshment beverages. This report assesses the most recent data to determine if the Initiative is on track.

Briefing | 16 pages | December 2017 | Michael Grant | The Conference Board of Canada

18 Truths about Sustainability: Insights from the 16th Annual Sustainability Summit

Sustainability reporting needs to be built into everyday business activities, especially since it has become a tool to attract mainstream investors.

Report | 16 pages | August 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

A Roadmap to Sustainable Supply Chain Standards: Decoding Progress, Challenges, and Best Practices

This report is a resource for understanding how sustainable supply chain standards and codes of conduct are evolving, and how companies can adapt to increasing demands for global transparency and accountability.

Key Business Issues | 49 pages | July 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Sustainability Practices in Asia-Pacific

2015 disclosure of environmental and social practices by public companies in 12 Asia-Pacific markets.

Report | June 2017 | The Conference Board of Canada

Community Impact: Insights from the Strategic Community Impact Symposium

Becoming involved in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals can help companies boost employee engagement, increase brand value and customer loyalty, build trust, and reinforce the social contract with society.

Conference Keynotes | 20 pages | April 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

CEO Challenge 2017: Meeting the Sustainability Challenge

The sustainability challenge for businesses in 2017 is to embed sustainability into performance measurement and strategy and to recognize sustainability as a potential growth driver, say CEOs responding to our annual survey.

Briefing | 25 pages | February 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Sustainability Practices Dashboard

The Conference Board Sustainability Practices Dashboard analyzes the most recent disclosure of environmental and social practices by public companies around the world.

Report | 24 pages | December 2016 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Building Strong Communities: Community Investment Trends in Canada’s Financial Services Sector

This report examines community investment trends in the Canadian financial services sector over the last decade, provides benchmarking information, and identifies emerging trends and opportunities in community investment.

Report | 54 pages | November 2016 | Sally Crane | The Conference Board of Canada

Édifier des collectivités fortes : Les investissements communautaires du secteur canadien des services financiers

Ce rapport examine les tendances des investissements communautaires dans le secteur canadien des services financiers ces dix dernières années, fournit des données comparatives et recense les nouvelles tendances et possibilités.

Résumé | 59 pages | November 2016 | Sally Crane | Le Conference Board du Canada

20 Truths about Corporate Philanthropy

When 46 experts met to discuss corporate social responsibility and sustainability at the Strategic Community Impact Symposium in New York City, we took notes. Here are the highlights.

Conference Keynotes | 12 pages | November 2016 | The Conference Board, Inc.

25 Truths about Sustainability: Insights from the Sustainability Summit

There’s good and bad news in sustainability. Good: more businesses are taking sustainability seriously. Bad: for many, “growth” still means “selling more product.” The solution: sustainable innovations that also drive business growth.

Conference Keynotes | 15 pages | August 2016 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Business Matters: CRS and the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth

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.

Report | 58 pages | May 2016 | Yvonne Ndelle, Roger Francis | The Conference Board of Canada

Une question d’affaires : Les initiatives de responsabilité sociale et de durabilité et le Plan de croissance de la Saskatchewan

Quid des initiatives de responsabilité sociale et de durabilité en Saskatchewan? Ce rapport fait le point sur la situation et la compare avec le Plan de croissance de la Saskatchewan. Cette publication comprend un résumé en français, suivi d'une version anglaise du rapport intégral.

Résumé | 62 pages | May 2016 | Roger Francis, Yvonne Ndelle | Le Conference Board du Canada

The 2015 Strategic Community Impact Symposium.
Putting It All Together—Employee Engagement, Innovative Approaches, Sustainable Outcomes

Companies used to show they cared by writing checks. Today, their societal missions are far-reaching and intensive. Why? Millennials demand it, the world needs it, and safe and prosperous communities benefit business.

Report | 8 pages | March 2016 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Measuring the Performance and Business Value of Product Stewardship

Left undetected, poor product stewardship performance can increase risks, regulatory fines, or restrictions; harm a company's reputation; and negatively affect operating costs as well as relationships with suppliers and customers.

Report | 18 pages | March 2016 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Enhancing Collaboration in International Disasters: Canadian Businesses and Humanitarian Organizations

This briefing details the findings of a Conference Board of Canada research project that sought to identify ways to enhance collaboration between humanitarian organizations and companies in Canada.

Briefing | 32 pages | November 2015 | Michael Bassett | The Conference Board of Canada

Accroître la collaboration en cas de catastrophe à l’étranger : Entreprises canadiennes et organismes humanitaires

Le présent rapport expose en détail les résultats d’un projet de recherche du Conference Board du Canada visant à déterminer les moyens de favoriser la collaboration entre les organismes humanitaires et les sociétés canadiennes.

Note de recherche | 40 pages | November 2015 | Michael Bassett | Le Conference Board du Canada

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