The Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility

Date and Time

Starts:10/12/2016 8:30 AM

Ends:10/12/2016 12:00 PM

Event Type: Workshop

3.5 Hours Hour(s)

Yorkville Conference Center 150 Bloor St W, 2nd FL Toronto, ON


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Additional Information

Registration Deadline:
October 5, 2016

Event Sponsor

An international Corporate Social Responsibility study found CSR practices are seen as important to employee morale (50%), loyalty (41%), retention (29%), recruitment of top employees (25%) and productivity (12%). This workshop examines the critical role HRR professionals play in helping organizations achieve CSR objectives—including leveraging employee commitment to, and engagement in, the firm’s CSR strategy.

Learning objectives:

<  Understand the drivers and trends for CSR/Sustainability in business

<  Make the business case for CSR and Sustainability

<  Identify key roles for HR Professionals in support of effective CSR/Sustainability Strategies

<  Discuss change management and ways to influence changemakers for CSR/Sustainability

Who should attend:

Human Resource Directors, Managers, Coordinators


Please check also Practices for Corporate Social Responsibility Implementation workshop, taking place the same day in the afternoon

Speaker bio(s)
 Kathryn Cooper

Kathryn Cooper

Kathryn is Program Manager, Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability, University of St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto and President of the Sustainability Learning Centre.

She participated in the International Society of Sustainability Professionals’ Task Analysis and Body of Knowledge development for sustainability.

Kathryn is also a member of a Canadian initiative to conduct a nation-wide consultation and survey on the certification of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility professionals.

Kathryn teaches Corporate Social Responsibility for Nipissing University, and Sustainable Operations and Culture Change and Engagement for Sustainability at Conestoga College.

She is a graduate of York University with a Master of Education on Sustainability and the Environment. She holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph.