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Published 2014

CSR / Sustainability Governance Assessment

This is an assessment tool for boards and corporate secretaries to benchmark the board’s sustainability governance practices.

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Published 2014

Social Value Business Guide

Guide for business on how to improve its social footprint by embedding social sustainability into core functions such as HR and procurement. Includes chapters on social buying, community hiring, living wage and social innovation and collaboration.

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Published 2014

Transformational Social Purchasing

A tool to help buyers and their organizations pursue purposeful purchasing.

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Published 2014

Sustainability Embedment Continuum

Once organizations adopt a sustainability or corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy they often seek to embed sustainability into their organization. The following is a continuum for embedding sustainability into the business or organization. You can use this tool to help your organization think about what approach to embedment it prefers.

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Published 2014

CSR Framework for the maritime shipping sector

Coro collaborated with the UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues on the development of a “CSR in Shipping Framework” for the Global Maritime Shipping Industry.

Download the PDF at ligi.ubc.ca

Published 2014

Stakeholder map for the maritime shipping sector

Coro collaborated on the development of this Shipping Industry Stakeholder Map to inform the CSR in Shipping Framework research.

Download the PDF at ligi.ubc.ca

Published 2014

CSR / Sustainability Governance and Management Assessment

Coro has updated her assessment tool to help organizations seeking to integrate social and environmental considerations into board and management processes.

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Published 2013

Sustainability Reporting Trends and Implications

Coro shares her research into sustainability and corporate social responsibility reporting trends.

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Published 2013

The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the International Shipping Sector

Coro contributed to this paper which maps shipping stakeholders, proposes a CSR Shipping framework for the international maritime shipping industry, and analyzes emerging global green shipping coalitions.

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Published 2013

Transformational Social Sustainability Presentation

Coro presented her ideas on how to catalyze transformational social sustainability in Canada in this Conference Board of Canada webinar presentation.

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Published 2013

Transformational Social Sustainability Continuum

Coro has developed a transformational framework for social sustainability leadership to help your company think about how it might advance on the social sustainability path from a philanthropic charitable model to become an inclusive, transformational business creating both shareholder and social value.

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Published 2013

Green Team Continuum

Green teams have been a standard feature of corporate sustainability programming for decades. Coro developed the Green Team Continuum to provide a framework to rethink the corporate green team.

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Published 2013

Board CSR Committee Mandates

Coro analyzed the mandates of board CSR Committees of four Canadian corporations.

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Published 2013

Sustainable Purchasing Components of the Global Reporting Initiative and the ISO 26000

Coro has prepared an excerpt of the sustainable purchasing components of the Global Reporting Initiative and the ISO 26000 international CSR standards.

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Published 2013

Sustainable pay should be linked to creating value not just protecting it

The Guardian
Guardian Sustainable Business June 26, 2013
Coro moderated an Executive Compensation panel at the Social Investment Organization’s annual conference and came away with a specific question that the audience – particularly corporate reps – wanted answered: what is best practice in sustainable pay metrics? She answers in this article for The Guardian’s Professional Networks Sustainable Business section online.

Read at The Guardian

Published 2013

Framework for CSR as a Poverty Reduction Strategy

Coro is developing a social sustainability guide for companies interested in enhancing their social and community impacts. This is a discussion draft for feedback purposes.

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Published 2013

Sustainable Pay: how TSX 60 companies compensate executives for sustainability performance

Coro’s study, Sustainable Pay: how TSX 60 companies compensate executives for sustainability performance is a first-of-its-kind report on the sustainable pay practices of the TSX 60 companies. It contains detailed research and recommendations for harnessing the power of compensation incentives to advance sustainable business practices.

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Published 2012

Transformational Company Qualities

Coro authored CBSR’s Qualities of a Transformational Company. They are a guide for companies who recognize the need to scale up their CSR and sustainability efforts in order to address systemic societal risks, challenges and opportunities. These qualities are designed to be aspirational and inspirational – to act as a roadmap.

View at CBSR

Published 2012

CSR Management Model for Industry Associations

Coro has created a 6 step CSR Management Model for Industry Associations.

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Published 2012

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Shipping Industry: A Global Perspective

Coro co-authored this paper and it is the result of collaboration between the Nippon Foundation and the Liu Institute to provide an analysis of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in the shipping industry.

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Published 2012

Credit Union Social Responsibility Reporting

Coro has created a guide for credit unions to practice corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting – a process for publicly disclosing an organization’s economic, environmental and social performance.

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Published 2011

Diversity Management Leading Practice Scan

This is a summary of diversity management practices of 17 leading CSR companies from around the world based on 2009 CSR reports and websites.

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Published 2011

Governance and Management for Credit Union Social Responsibility

Coro has authored a guide to integrating social and environmental factors into governance and management for credit union social responsibility.

View at Canadian Credit Union Social Responsibility

Published 2011

Guide to Sustainable Meetings

Coro was a principal researcher and contributing author to The Co-operators Guide to Sustainable Meetings, designed to help organizations reduce the environmental impact of their meetings and events.

Download from The Co-operators (1.1MB PDF)

Published 2011

A Road Map for the Development of a Sustainability Strategy

Credit Union Central of Canada publishes a how to guide for the development of a sustainability strategy for Canadian credit unions authored by Coro Strandberg.

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Published 2010

Developing the Business Case for Credit Union Social Responsibility

Comprehensive overview of the business case for sustainability and CSR. While prepared for credit unions, the business case has general relevance to all organizations.

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Published 2010

Sustainability Diagrams

A tool to help organizations determine their CSR or sustainability philosophy.

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Published 2010

International Scan of Sustainability Practices of Insurance and Non-Insurance Companies

A global study of best practice in sustainability leadership of 17 companies, most of which are insurance companies.

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Published 2010

Sustainability Toolkit: Environmental Sustainability Governance and Leadership

CCA commissioned Coro Strandberg to develop a how-to guide for co-operatives on integrating environmental sustainability into their governance and management frameworks. This tool can help co-operatives become environmental leaders in their communities and their sectors.

View at Canadian Co-operative Association

Published 2010

Small Business Environmental Roadmap

Based on the Industry Canada small business roadmap Coro produced with Amy Robinson, this is a how to guide for small businesses seeking to reduce their environmental footprint.

View at Burnaby Board of Trade

Published 2010

Sustainability Spheres of Influence

This is a diagram showing an organization’s spheres of influence.  CSR leaders use the influence they have in their value chains to catalyze sustainability.

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Published 2010

The Role of Human Resources in Building a High-Performance Sustainability Organization

Conference Board of Canada
Corporate Social Responsibility Review, Spring 2010
Firms interested in advancing their corporate social responsibility (CSR)/sustainability performance face the challenge of operationalizing their strategy and objectives through their workforce. Coro writes on the role of the HR manager to embed CSR into the firm.

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Published 2010

Credit Union Social Responsibility: A Sustainability Road Map

How can credit unions tap into social responsibility? In Credit Union Social Responsibility: A Sustainability Road Map, author Coro Strandberg uses dozens of compelling examples and financial institution case studies to explain the myriad forms a credit union’s social responsibility can take.

View at Filene Research Institute

Published 2010

Green: Tools and Ideas to Connect Credit Union Members to the Green Movement

Co-authored report on connecting Credit Union members to the green movement.

View at Filene Research Institute

Published 2010

Sustainability Strategy Roadmap

A process developed by Coro Strandberg for the design, implementation and renewal of a sustainability / corporate social responsibility strategy to be tailored to the organization and its context.

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Credit Union Version Download (1.6 MB PDF)

Published 2010

Canadian Credit Union Environment Scan

Green Credit Unions: Saskcentral report authored by Coro on what Canadian credit unions are doing to green their operations.

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Published 2009

Triple-Bottom-Line and Structured Decision Making: a Case Study of BC Hydro

A co-authored case study on how BC Hydro is integrating sustainability into its decision-making.

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Published 2009

Drivers of the New Economy

Visual model of how to create a sustainability tipping-point in the market economy.

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Published 2009

Small- and Medium-Sized Business Environmental Road Map

Industry Canada sponsored the development of this environmental roadmap for small- and mediium-sized businesses.

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SME Sustainability Roadmap Online (Industry Canada – Corporate Social Responsibility)

Published 2009

Institutionalizing Sustainability: A UBC Case Study

A co-authored paper on how the University of BC instituitonalizes sustainability.

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Published 2009

CSR HR Checklist

Strandberg Consulting has prepared a checklist for human resource managers to guide them in sustainable human resource management.

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Published 2009

CSR and Human Resource Management: An Issue Brief and Roadmap

The Role of Human Resource Management in Corporate Social Responsibility, an Issue Brief and Roadmap authored by Coro Strandberg.

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Published 2009

The Business Case for Sustainability, overview

A high level overview of key elements of the Business Case for Sustainability.

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Published 2009

New Roadmap Tool Helps HR Navigate CSR

HR Voice Issue:23 Vol:5  November 12, 2009
As North America emerges from the current recession, smart employers are beginning to look with fresh eyes on the importance of embedding corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the employee value proposition.

Read at HR Voice.

Published 2008

Report on Corporate Responsibility in BC: A Business Council of BC Member Survey – Advisory Role

Coro provided advice on the 2008 "Report on Corporate Responsibility in BC: A Business Council of BC Member Survey".

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Published 2008

Roadmap for CSR Governance

A 12-point road map providing a guidance framework for boards seeking to take social and environmental factors into account in their deliberations.

Download the Roadmap for CSR Governance (61 kb PDF)

Published 2008

The Role of the Board of Directors in Corporate Social Responsibility

The Conference Board of Canada commissioned Coro to conduct a global study on the role of the board of directors in CSR / sustainability governance. The goal of this study was to identify current CSR / sustainability approaches and trends as they relate to the role of the board of directors.

Purchase the report The Role of the Board of Directors in Corporate Social Responsibility from the Conference Board of Canada.

If you are interested in the role of the board of directors in CSR / sustainability governance, contact Coro directly to find out if you qualify for a free copy of the report.

Published 2008

The CSR Continuum

Find out where your organization is on the "CSR Continuum", a tool developed by Strandberg Consulting to help organizations see the range of styles and approaches to corporate social responsibility.

Click here to download the CSR Continuum
Click here to download the CSR Continuum Worksheet

Published 2008

Mining Association of Canada Benchmark Study – May 2008

Strandberg Consulting and Five Winds International benchmarked the Mining Association of Canada’s sustainability program, Towards Sustainable Mining, against 7 other industry associations and based on input from 7 member firms.

Download Mining Association of Canada Benchmark Study (260k PDF)

Published 2007

The Role of Industry Associations in the Promotion of Sustainability and CSR

This study examines how sustainability is advanced through industry associations and where government can support associations in the promotion of sustainability and CSR among their members. Study findings document the current activities of seven Canadian associations and point to strengths and opportunities for improvement. The report also proposes sustainability roadmaps for industry associations and government interested in helping Canadian companies on their sustainability journeys.

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