CBSR Upcoming Learning Events - September and October 2011

Aug 11, 2011 3:00 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) August 11, 2011 - You are invited to join Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) for a series of fall webinars and events:

  Building CSR Commitment through Stakeholder Engagement Panels 

Webinar - September 22, 2011 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (EST) / 10:00 AM-11:00 AM (PST)

An External CSR Advisory Council or a Stakeholder Engagement Panel can be a vital business strategy component. These groups can help companies identify new opportunities, promote innovation, and mitigate risks. Join CBSR for a look at some of the leading practices in optimizing your use of Stakeholder Engagement Panels.

 Participants will:

  • Hear how Stakeholder Engagement Panels can further a company's CSR commitment

  • Learn about the type and functions of Stakeholder Engagement Panels

  • Understand the benefits and challenges of Stakeholder Engagement Panels for project planning and operations

  • Gain some strategies companies have used to build trust and foster better relationships with their stakeholders

  • Learn what to include when determining terms of reference and the logistics to manage a Stakeholder Engagement Panel

Who should attend this webinar?

  • CSR practioners

  • Communications Managers

  • Stakeholder Relations Directors


Marie Jurcevic, CSR Advisor, CBSR

Chad Park, Director Programs and Strategies, The Natural Step

Jayne Russell, CRMP, Manager, Public Relations, The Co-operators Group 

This webinar is free for CBSR members. Non members may join for $75. Learn more and register

  _______________________________________________________     French - GlobeScan Radar Report   

Webinar - Thursday September 29, 2011, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)  

CBSR partner GlobeScan is recognized as a world leader in providing research-driven insights to companies in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). On September 29, join Sam Mountford for an informative, in-depth look at how Canadian consumers perceive company CSR performance. 


Maria Jose Ramos, CSR Advisor, CBSR

Sam Montford, Research Director, GlobeScan 

This webinar is free for CBSR members. Non members may join for $75. Learn more and register


     Exploring the Implications of the Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework for Business and Human Rights for Canadian Business Operating Abroad 

Webinar - Thursday, October 6, 2011, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST) / 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST) 

Join CBSR and a special guest from John Ruggie's team for a provocative discussion on the topic of business and human rights. This session will explore the Respect Pillar of the Protect, Respect, Remedy Framework and its implications for Canadian businesses operating abroad. You will hear how some Canadian companies have addressed the issue of human rights in their operations overseas and some lessons learned from their experience. 

This webinar will provide an initial exploration on this topic which will be covered in greater detail at CBSR's annual Summit on October 26, 2011. Plan to join the morning workshop - Understanding and Implementing Ruggie's Second Pillar: Corporate Responsibility to Respect, for a deeper dive on this topic.  


Stephanie Garrett, Senior CSR Advisor, CBSR

Special Guest from the team of John Ruggie, UN Special Representative for Business and Human Rights 

This webinar is free for CBSR members. Non members may join for $75. Learn more and register



9th Annual CBSR Summit on CSR 

  Canadian Business as a Global Citizen: Social and Environmental Performance on the World Stage 

Wednesday, October 26  

How is corporate Canada perceived around the world? How do our initiatives influence our bottom line and have an impact outside our borders?

Canadian companies operate abroad, our supply chains extend outside our borders, we contribute when disaster strikes overseas, and we have one of the most culturally diverse workforces in the world. How is our social and environmental performance measuring up globally, and what action is required for a sustainable future?  

Attend the 9th CBSR Summit on Corporate Social Responsibility to:  

Hear from Canadian and international visionaries including keynote speaker Stephen Lewis, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson University, Celebrated Humanitarian and Former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa.   

Discover and Learn new ideas and best practices through discussions with business leaders concerning expectations and responsibilities, opportunities and risks in the global context.  

Network with peers and thought leaders.  

Take a deeper look at key global CSR issues by attending a morning workshop 

Be inspired by the lunch keynote presentation by Stephen Lewis and participate in an afternoon of discussions with our fabulous speakers.  

If you are a

  • CSR Professional

  • Senior Executive

  • Communications Director

  • Environment, Corporate Affairs or Sustainability Manager  

The 2011 Summit is your day to learn, reflect and connect on the global role of Canadian business.    

Register by September 15th to take advantage of the early-bird discounts.