Keyword: corporate social responsibility

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Starbucks Corp. is aiming to tie its executive compensation to diversity targets beginning in 2021. The move is one of a series of initiatives the coffee chain has pledged to implement in its diversity, equity and inclusion goals and training, which come at a time of social justice unrest in the U.S. Starbucks has committed to […]

Canadian pension plans endorse Canadian Coalition for Good Governance stewardship principles

For the first time, organizations are publicly endorsing the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance’s stewardship principles. To date, the endorsers include the Alberta Investment Management Corp., the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Canada Post Corp. pension plan, the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan, the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, […]

Competitive total rewards programs are a critical component of Canadian organizations’ human resources and corporate strategy, according to a new survey by WorldatWork. The survey, which polled 150 Canadian employers in February, found 96 per cent offer drug, dental, life insurance/accidental death and dismemberment, long-term disability and employee assistance programs. Additionally, 93 per cent of […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 20, 2020 November 24, 2020
  • 15:15
Canadian pension players making donations, investments to alleviate coronavirus pressure

With a world in turmoil, some of Canada’s public pension plans and investment managers are considering how they can use their economic clout to help. The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. realized there was a responsibility in its staff working from home because of the coronavirus. Normally, staff are encouraged each year to take a day of […]

IBM Canada Ltd.’s director of HR talks data and analytics, holistic employee health and playing the piano Q. What top challenges do you face in your role? A. I want to help employees understand and fully leverage all of our benefits offerings. IBM provides competitive retirement saving vehicles and financial management tools, but I always […]

IBM Canada investing in local CSR programs

In the war for talent, corporate social responsibility programs are another weapon companies can wield to attract and retain staff, says Jennifer Roynon, corporate social responsibility lead for IBM Canada. For the past decade, the organization’s IBM Service Corps program has enabled its employees to serve as volunteers in other countries in four-week stints. But following a review […]

GoodLife launches employee giving and volunteering program

Goodlife Fitness Centres Inc. is launching a giving and volunteering program for its employees. On the new GoodLife Gives platform, which is provided by Canadian company Benevity, employees will be able to donate to more than a million causes globally, with the employer matching their donations dollar for dollar, to a maximum of $200 per […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 4, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 09:15

Most organizations support charities in their communities through a variety of means — donations supporting specific initiatives, sponsorships, by purchasing tables for events or donating items to auctions, team participation in walks and runs or through volunteerism. Philanthropy has been a key facet of good corporate citizenship for a long time. However, in many organizations, philanthropy and the decisions […]

  • July 23, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 08:00

Over the last year, Morneau Shepell Ltd. has implemented innovative strategies that have fostered openness, diversity and well-being, according to its inaugural corporate social responsibility report. The company introduced new diversity and inclusivity practices in March 2018, implementing a board diversity policy to maintain a minimum of 30 per cent women and 30 per cent men. […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 26, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:00

Employers are increasingly including diversity and inclusion objectives in their benefits, compensation, workplace culture and well-being initiatives, according to new research by Willis Towers Watson. The survey, which polled 535 U.S. employers, found 55 per cent of employers have promoted diversity and inclusion initiatives relating to workplace policies and culture to their employees in the last three […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 11, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:50