Keyword: corporate social responsibility

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72% favour employers with strong CSR practices: survey

Almost three-quarters (72 per cent) of North American employees feel it’s important that a potential employer has strong corporate social responsibility practices, according to a survey by Interac Corp. and the Upside Foundation. Among the 72 per cent, four per cent said it’s critical a potential employer has CSR or charitable programs in place, while 29 per cent ranked […]

  • By: Ryan Murphy
  • December 10, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00
How HSBC Bank Canada supports employee volunteering, charity work

When HSBC Bank Canada donated $500,000 to four children’s hospitals across the country last month, it was up to employees to decide on the recipients of those donations. Employees chose children’s health as the cause they most wanted to support, says Kim Toews, executive vice-president and head of human resources at HSBC Bank Canada. Read: Canadians want […]

Kinaxis uses HR barbecue to boost staff awareness of services

With summer underway, Software company Kinaxis Inc. used a barbecue event last week as a way to introduce its growing human resources team to employees and explain the services they offer. As the Ottawa-based company has grown, its human resources and facilities team has expanded as well, to 14 people today from four members about three years ago. […]

Governance coalition publishes guidebook on environmental, social issues

The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, an organization consisting of institutional investors, has released a guide for company boards seeking to oversee environmental and social issues within their investments. The guidebook offers 29 recommendations covering eight key governance areas, aiming to help boards effectively oversee company disclosure of environmental and social matters. “Companies and investors around the […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 30, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00
Public pensions stressing corporate governance, board diversity as key issues for 2018

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is emphasizing the business case for increased female participation on corporate boards. In its response to a request for comment on the issue of gender diversity on corporate boards issued by the British Columbia Securities Commission, the organization noted that companies should already be working to promote more female participation in senior […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 13, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 15:00
Teachers’ adopts UN-backed investment principles

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) has announced that it is a signatory to the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). PRI is a set of six principles that reflect the view that environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues need to be appropriately considered in the investment process, as they can affect portfolio […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 15, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 09:34