Canadian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility

Canadian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility

Our World. Our Responsibility.

The Canadian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (CCCSR) is a global research-intensive centre that fosters discovery and innovation in the way business is used to contribute to the social good of communities and their enhanced quality of life. CCCSR engages students, academic leaders and the global business community in the exploration of what tomorrow's business strategies and operations will look like in a world where traditional sector lines are blurring and where businesses are being challenged to assume responsibilities that extend beyond meeting shareholders' financial expectations.

CCCSR focuses on cultivating the inspirational leadership needed to lead today's enterprises, whether private, public or not-for-profit, in a way that creates synergies between business objectives and a positive impact on the community.

Social entrepreneurship was defined by Dr. Gary McPherson, Executive Director of our Canadian Centre for Social Entrepreneurship in June of 1998, as "striving to combine the heart of business with the heart of the community through the creativity of the individual", and CCCSR will build on the legacy established by Dr. Gary McPherson by providing relevant education opportunities, conducting globally-recognized research and integrating innovative community outreach programs that strive to uphold these values.

Remembering Gary McPherson

Our Focus

The Canadian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility focuses on education, research and outreach initiatives that explore the following framework:

Social Impact

  • Community Investment
    • Strategic considerations
    • Meaningful engagement activities
    • Long-term impacts
  • Stakeholder Relations
    • Public relations and media
    • Community and stakeholder relations
  • Quality of Life Influencers
    • Arts & culture
    • Not-for-profit organizations
    • Social safety net

Environmental Sensitivity

  • Responsible corporate environmental practices
  • Sustainability in operational, legal, and ethical environments
  • Reputational risk management

Good Governance

  • Integrating environmental, social, and financial sustainability
  • Governance models
  • Measuring impacts, for example, with reporting
  • Corruption and wrong-doing