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Should Government Legislate that Companies Must Disclose Information Relating to CSR?

Recently the European Commission adopted a groundbreaking CSR directive. It applies to 6,000 large companies with over 500 employees. Effective 2017, it directs them to disclose information on policies, risks and outcomes related to environmental matters, social and employee-related aspects, respect for human rights, anti-corruption and bribery issues, and board director diversity. This is a bold and sensible move by the EU and should be applauded.  

Now…what will Canada do?


Canada reviews the Canada Business Corporations Act – where does CSR belong?

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(REPORT) Moving Beyond Environment…how can business improve its social footprint?

social-value-businessHaving tackled their environmental footprint, more and more businesses are looking at how they can improve their social footprint. Progressive business are pursuing innovative approaches to enhance societal well-being. And there’s no time like the present given the scale of the social challenges ahead, challenges that will also have a bottom-line impact – rising income inequality, high unemployment, aging populations, food poverty and obesity. (The juxtaposition of food poverty and obesity is no mistake but that’s another story.)

These companies are pursuing initiatives that create business value while generating social value. However, they lack a roadmap to guide them on their journey. This was the inspiration for a new report: “Social Value Business Guide”.

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Women in CSR – Canada: Coro Strandberg, Strandberg Consulting


Welcome to the TSSS Series on Canadian Women in CSR. Learn about their journeys, discover what inspires them and explore how they’re making a difference through their careers in sustainability. Please follow the link to read about other exceptional Canadian Women in CSR.

TSSS: Briefly describe your role and responsibilities, and how many years you have been in the business.

Coro Strandberg

Coro Strandberg

Coro Strandberg: I am the Principal of Strandberg Consulting, a role I have held for 10 years.  I advise companies and organizations on how to create social and environmental value and solutions through the marketplace and in business models, value chains and ecosystems.  I conduct thought-leadership research and training on the new frontiers of corporate social innovation to accelerate societal progress.

TSSS: How has the sustainability program evolved at your company?

CS: Corporate sustainability and social responsibility have become mainstream since I began working as an independent advisor in 2004.  I currently focus my work and advice on understanding how sustainability mega-trends (risks) will affect long-term business performance.

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Transformational companies tackle the double whammy

Register now for CBSR's 10th Annual SummitConsider this definition of a transformational company:

To qualify as “transformational,” a company must both transform its own business model toward sustainability and the larger economic ecosystem in which it exists.

That’s a double whammy. But no company operates in complete isolation. So, in order to create a truly sustainable company, the economic system in which that company exists will also have to change – or be changed.

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Sustainability Leadership: Lessons from The Co-operators and a Shirtless Dancer

Q: Who is the most powerful sustainability catalyst – the leader or the follower?

I say both play a critical role. Let me explain why and how.

First I’ll identify the characteristics of sustainability leaders. Then I’ll reward you with a dance video. One that nicely illustrates how a movement is born – thanks to the first follower.

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