Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR)
Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) is a professional association for forward thinking companies and business leaders across many sectors and regions in Canada. Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) was established in 1995, when corporate social responsibility (CSR) was still a relatively new idea in Canada. When CBSR was established, our mandate was to help companies better engage and listen to their stakeholders as well as report more transparently through sustainability reporting. These are more or less standard activities today.
CBSR engages with our organizations to review their CSR and sustainability strategies and offer feedback, advice and customized support. We are creating new tools that help business professional implement transformational business models to position themselves for greater success and less exposure to social and environmental risks.
We nurture a community of CSR and sustainability professionals and enthusiasts to encourage learning, networking and collaboration that lead to innovative solutions to challenges of national importance. We lean in to specific projects where we can offer expertise and facilitation support.
We also develop communications assets and lead public engagement programs such as the new Do Business Like A Canadian campaign to amplify leadership case studies and help create common language and understanding among different groups across the country.
To accelerate and scale corporate social and environmental sustainability in Canada by strategically bringing together stakeholders to collectively tackle key issues; To be the most relevant sustainability business network in Canada; and To influence progressive public policy towards our vision.
Our vision is that every Canadian company creates a positive social, environmental, economic impact on society. And to position Canada a global example of how companies address the biggest social, environmental and economic challenges of our time.
- C – Collaborative, creative, connected
- B – Bold ideas, business-led, blended value
- S – Social innovation, systems, sustainability
- R – Restorative, responsible, regenerative