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Toronto: Hotbed of Corporate Responsibility

Even in the dog days of summer, Toronto is positively buzzing – especially in the world of corporate responsibility. I thought it would be helpful for readers to know who the key players are, what they do, and to have links to their web sites. I think you’ll agree that it’s quite a remarkable list.
Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR): A non-profit, member-led organization that mobilizes Canadian companies to make powerful business decisions that improve performance and contribute to a better world.
Corporate Knights: Founded in 2002, Corporate Knights is an independent Canadian-based media company that publishes the worlds largest circulation magazine with an explicit focus on corporate responsibility.
Deloitte: Helps organizations make the connection between sustainability and economic performance with an integrated systems approach that includes governance, workplace, workforce, supply chain, operations, products and information technology.
Ethos: As part of one of the world’s largest advertising firms, JWT, Ethos delivers breakthrough ideas for organizations looking to strengthen their business by engaging with social issues.
Erivan K. Haub Program in Business and Sustainability: Within the Schulich School of Business, the Erivan K. Haub Program integrates environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainability and develops and shares knowledge through research, education and executive development.
Imagine Canada: A national registered charity with a mission to support and strengthen charities and nonprofits so they can, in turn, support the Canadians and communities they serve.
Impakt: Founded in 2001, Impakt helps corporations and non-profit organizations improve the performance of community investments and has a particular expertise in building, assessing and leveraging partnerships.
Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship: Within theRotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, the Lee-Chin Institute’s purpose is to help current and future business leaders integrate corporate citizenship into business strategy and practices.
London Benchmarking Group (LBG): An international group of over 100 companies working together to measure Corporate Community Involvements, share best practices and improve implementation.
Manifest Communications: A company that works with non-profit organizations, corporations and governments to develop strategies and campaigns to help make social change happen.
Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC): A thought leader in the area of CSR that helps clients find the right balance among competing economic, social and environmental goals.

Realized Worth: A resource on corporate volunteering with a mission to work with businesses and non-profits to create outstanding volunteer programs.
Sorry if I left anyone out!