Keyword: corporate social responsibility

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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
Fidelity Investments rolls out charitable giving program for employers

Fidelity Investments has launched a charitable giving program, which aims to make it easier for employers to manage their philanthropic programs and for employees to donate to charities they care about. The program, which is integrated with an employer’s benefits plan platform, is an online portal with a list of possible charities. In cases where […]

Using benefits, pension programs to maximize CSR policies

Though the term ‘corporate social responsibility’ varies across companies and countries, it’s generally considered to be a form of organizational self-regulation focusing on an employer’s approach to sustainability across a variety of topics, such as environmental efforts, human rights, corporate governance, health and safety and economic development. Unilever’s sustainable living plan sets out ambitious targets […]

  • By: Leigh Doyle
  • February 15, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:57
Economical Insurance staff give back to the community

Employees at Economical Insurance are giving back to the community this holiday season to the tune of $32,500. The insurance company’s workforce has chosen 13 community-based organizations, with each receiving a $2,500 donation. To date, the charity program has donated $157,500 to local causes. “Economical’s Choose Your Charity campaign shows we’re stronger together when our employees give back […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 13, 2018 September 16, 2019
  • 08:30