The Office has two Learning Partnerships with academic institutions. Our partnership with Ryerson University hosts a series of free and open-to-the public events each year. Upcoming events are planned for our partnership with Simon Fraser University.
Learning Partnership with Ryerson University
The Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Ryerson University and the Office of the Extractive Sector CSR Counsellor announced the launch of a Learning Partnership on CSR and the extractive sector overseas in the fall of 2010. This partnership builds a neutral platform to contribute to informed public discussion of important issues related to corporate social responsibility of mining, oil and gas companies, and enhances cross-sector networking opportunities for those interested in these questions.
Ryerson Institute for the Study of CSR
The Institute for the Study of CSR is located in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. The Institute seeks to advance CSR research, recognizing that increasingly, CSR issues are drivers for change in the business community. The goal of the Institute is to promote the Institute and Ryerson University as a centre of excellence in research and peer-reviewed publications on CSR issues, to increase research and understanding on these issues and thereby also increase research productivity in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, and to develop practical solutions.
For further information visit the Institute for the Study of CSR. As part of the Learning Partnership, the following open public seminars have been held:
- Interactive dialogue with Daniel Wang, Manager, Enterprise Risk/Sustainability & Climate Change, Deloitte Canada.
- “Understanding the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Recent Developments and Experiences” with Alexandra Guaqueta, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights.
- “Mining in developing countries: an environmental perspective” with Steven Price, WWF-Canada.
- "Understanding Canada's National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Recent Developments and Experiences" with Judith St. George, Director-General, TCS Operations and Trade Strategy Bureau, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
- "Company-community dialogue and conflict resolution: Reflecting on 10 years of the work of the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman" with Meg Taylor. (Webcast)
- "Governance Ecosystems: CSR in the Latin American Mining Sector" featuring a panel discussion with Dr. Julia Sagebien.
- "Building a best practice grievance mechanism at the company level" with Paul Warner.
- "An Introduction to the Review Process of the Office of the Extractive Sector CSR Counsellor" with Marketa Evans, CSR Counsellor.
- "CSR and the law: Learning from the Experience of Canadian Mining Companies in Latin America" with Dr. Kernaghan Webb. (Webcast)
- "Blood on the Stone" with Ian Smillie. (Webcast)
Learning Partnership with Simon Fraser University
The Office of the Extractive Sector CSR Counsellor, and the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, announced their Learning Partnership on CSR and the extractive sector overseas in May 2012.
Building on the success of the Office’s first learning partnership, with the Ryerson Institute for the Study of CSR at Ryerson University in Toronto, this new partnership will provide an additional forum for informed discussion of important issues related to corporate social responsibility of mining, oil and gas companies, promoting dialogue and cross-sector networking opportunities for those interested in these questions.
The principal contact for the partnership is the Responsible Mineral Sector Initiative (RMSI), housed in the Beedie School of Business. RMSI is a collaborative initiative to bring together people and organizations from diverse perspectives and experiences to share insights and concepts, develop strategies and tools, and build networks and relationships for effective leadership and responsible management in the mineral sector.
Beedie School of Business
Since the creation of Canada’s First Executive MBA in 1968, Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business has emerged as a dynamic teaching and learning setting, and enjoys a reputation for delivering world-class research and programs. The school ranks as one of the world’s top 100 research business schools, and draws from its unique Pacific Rim setting to reflect Canada’s growing place in the global economy. For more information visit the Beedie School of Business.
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