The Conference Board of Canada

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Council

Members only

We work in a complex world of regulatory disclosure, stakeholder activism, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) expectations. How far ahead is your organization?

Today, leaders are embracing an intersectional, multifaceted lens to do business. They’re understanding how ESG factors drive success—and making real change in their organizations and communities. And there’s still more work to be done.

Challenge traditional thinking. Break down silos. Exceed your stakeholders’ expectations around corporate responsibility and sustainability.

This is the focus of the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Council.

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Who should join?

Senior sustainability executives who manage their organizations’ strategy, policies, and programs related to corporate responsibility, sustainability, and ESG.

Key objectives

  • Bring leaders and peers together
  • Analyze emerging ESG and sustainability trends
  • Develop members’ leadership profiles
  • Share tools, and create partnership and collaboration opportunities

Benefits of membership


Hear from invited experts on corporate responsibility and ESG—and apply their lessons to your organization’s strategy and business plan.


Cut out uncertainty. Improve your capacity to make informed business decisions with our unbiased, evidence-based research.


Expand your leadership profile, access tools that are directly relevant to your practice, and collaborate with a keen community of peers.

Current members

  • 3M Canada Company
  • Accenture
  • Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
  • Aurora
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Company
  • CBC/Radio-Canada
  • Cogeco Cable Inc.
  • Export Development Canada
  • EY
  • Farm Credit Canada
  • Gibson Energy Ltd.
  • IG Wealth Management
  • Intact Financial Corporation
  • Lifeworks Inc.
  • McMaster University - DeGroote School of Business
  • Mission Wealth Advisors of Raymond James
  • Mount Royal University
  • Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, UBC Sauder School of Business
  • Strandberg Consulting
  • The Co-operators Group Limited
  • The Works Design Communications Ltd
  • Umalia
  • Université Laval
  • University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto

Member activity

Next session

November 23–24, 2021

Theme: Embedding sustainability, governance, and strategic approaches
(Agenda coming soon)

  • TBC

Previous sessions

September 23, 2021

Theme: Indigenous reconciliation through an ESG lens 

  • Katie Wheatley, SHARE
  • Mark Podlasly, First Nations Major Project Coalition
  • Mark Sevestre, National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association
  • Penny Favel, Hydro One

March 23–24, 2021

Theme: Focusing on the “S” in ESG: Being a force for social good

  • Bobby Jones, Conspiracy of Love
  • Gary Wade, Unilever Canada Inc.
  • Richard Chartrand, 3M Canada
  • Paulette Senior, Canadian Women's Foundation

Recent themes

  • Indigenous reconciliation through an ESG lens 
  • Focusing on the “S” in ESG: Being a force for social good
  • Carbon pricing: Assessing the risks and opportunities for businesses across Canada
  • Corporate responsibility and influencing public policy
  • Embedding sustainability into your corporate strategy
  • Stakeholder engagement: Working together effectively to solve problems of mutual concern

Become a member

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Council

Bring leaders and peers together. Join the CRSC.

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For more information, or to arrange for a guest invitation to attend one of our meetings, please contact our team.