Social Responsibility

Canada Should Be a Social Responsibility Leader

Paul Dewar | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Paul Dewar

One year ago this week, a girl named Tahmina went to work. That morning, the Rana Plaza factory where Tahmina worked collapsed. She survived, but her supervisor and over 1,100 other workers were killed in one of the worst industrial disasters in history. We all want to know what we can do -- individually and collectively -- to prevent a future tragedy.

Yes, Even Big Business Can Inspire Change

Andreas Souvaliotis | Posted 06.27.2012 | Canada Business
Andreas Souvaliotis

Once upon a time, not all that long ago, only charities could celebrate positive impact on society. Is it really that difficult to spot that magic spot where social and financial profit intersect? Based on first-hand experience I would say it's not -- in fact there are plenty of other obvious examples all around us.

When Profit and Social Responsibility Collide

Andreas Souvaliotis | Posted 06.08.2012 | Canada Business
Andreas Souvaliotis

We fuelled a belief in our capitalist society that you can't make a profit without harming the world -- and that the only people who can do good for our world don't make a profit. "Giving back" has become one of the most fashionable lines -- as if to imply that we really must have stolen something as we were making a profit!

Applying Kandinsky's Test of Madness to Business

Simon Zadek | Posted 02.17.2012 | Canada Business
Simon Zadek

Progressive CEOs need to apply their corporate muscle effectively, and that means challenging those businesses preventing a timely transition to the sustainable economy.

Is Our Politeness Holding Us Back?

Andreas Souvaliotis | Posted 01.22.2012 | Canada Business
Andreas Souvaliotis

Could it be that our world-leading national politeness and gentleness is actually holding us back a bit from stretching our minds and our capabilities? How do we find a way to stay nice and play to win at the same time?