Thursday, 18 June 2015

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING SEMINAR ON CSR - Program Outline - June 24, Vancouver Canada

See more information here or register here.  There are 30 participants and five spots left.

The Segal Building
Beedie School of Business,
500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

Program Outline (Draft)


8:15 – 8:45
Breakfast and registration

8:45 – 9:15
Opening Prayer - Dennis Joseph, Councilor, Squamish Nation
Participant introductions
9:15 – 10:15
What happened and how did we get here? 
An insightful look at what laid the groundwork for and is driving the growing social expectations and how they are manifesting.

History of CSR in 15 minutes
Terry Gray, World Vision

Why does business exist? TEDx Video
Alex Edmans, Professor, London Business School

Vignettes on
Profit AND Purpose, Shareholders AND Society
Wayne Dunn, CSR Training Institute
10:15 – 10:45
Break

10:45 – 12:00
Panel:  Responding to growing societal expectations
How are leading players responding to growing societal expectations and demands.  Partnerships, Policy, Action, What works?  What doesn’t?  Why?
A panel discussion with rubber meets the road examples and discussion from industry, NGOs and Government

Case study of a Foundation, a group of companies, a foundation and growing societal impact;
Stephen Nairne, CEO, Lundin Foundation

Insights, examples and action from work with Levis Strauss, Body Shop, United Nations, International Finance Corporation, etc.
Sara Clancy, CSR 4 Africa

NGO on a mission.  How and why World Vision embraced private sector collaboration to enhance its impact on people, communities and poverty

Terry Gray, World Vision
12:00 – 12:45
Environmental expectations, pressures and realities. 
An overview of evolving global expectations and responses on environmental performance include voluntary standards, emerging issues and market based carbon solutions

Environmental performance, overview of evolving global expectations and responses on environmental performance include voluntary standards and emerging issues
Dani Bryant, Environmental Lawyer, Fasken Martineau

Environment and markets, carbon markets and projects, environmental footprints, exciting opportunities and emerging issues

James Tansey, CEO, Offsetters
12:45 – 1:45
Lunch & keynote speaker


CSR and Market Value, how CSR was and is core to creating hundreds of millions of shareholder value for Oceana Gold.

Mick Wilkes, CEO, Oceanagold

1:45 – 2:45
Economic development and community benefits best practices 
An examination of strategic approaches and outcomes from various sectors  including detailed exploration of individual case studies

CSR on the ground: How Newgold integrates economic development, community benefits and indigenous engagement into core business practice
Silvana Costa, Newgold


Community Collaboration: How community engagement and collaboration, especially First Nations, is integral to Steelhead LNG’s approach to business.


2:45 – 3:15
Break

3:15 – 4:45
What in the world?  Discovering and facilitating alignment
Overview of global development frameworks and CSR. From the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals and where CSR fits.

It’s your turn now!
Strategies and approaches for leading and managing in the dynamic and complex space where business meets society meets government.  
Group work on custom case studies.  Craft strategic approaches to one of the cases (or more) and report back to the group.

4:45 - 5:00
Closure and presentation of certificates

See more information here or register here.  There are 30 participants and five spots left.


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