A tool to help buyers and their organizations pursue purposeful purchasing.
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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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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.
Coro collaborated on the development of this Shipping Industry Stakeholder Map to inform the CSR in Shipping Framework research.
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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Coro shares her research into sustainability and corporate social responsibility reporting trends.
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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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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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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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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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Coro analyzed the mandates of board CSR Committees of four Canadian corporations.
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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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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.
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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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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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.
Coro has created a 6 step CSR Management Model for Industry Associations.
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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.
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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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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Coro has authored a guide to integrating social and environmental factors into governance and management for credit union social responsibility.
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.
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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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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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A tool to help organizations determine their CSR or sustainability philosophy.
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A global study of best practice in sustainability leadership of 17 companies, most of which are insurance companies.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Co-authored report on connecting Credit Union members to the green movement.
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.
Green Credit Unions: Saskcentral report authored by Coro on what Canadian credit unions are doing to green their operations.
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A co-authored case study on how BC Hydro is integrating sustainability into its decision-making.
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Visual model of how to create a sustainability tipping-point in the market economy.
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Industry Canada sponsored the development of this environmental roadmap for small- and mediium-sized businesses.
A co-authored paper on how the University of BC instituitonalizes sustainability.
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Strandberg Consulting has prepared a checklist for human resource managers to guide them in sustainable human resource management.
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The Role of Human Resource Management in Corporate Social Responsibility, an Issue Brief and Roadmap authored by Coro Strandberg.
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A high level overview of key elements of the Business Case for Sustainability.
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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.
Coro provided advice on the 2008 "Report on Corporate Responsibility in BC: A Business Council of BC Member Survey".
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A 12-point road map providing a guidance framework for boards seeking to take social and environmental factors into account in their deliberations.
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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.
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.
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.
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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An in-depth analysis of key issues facing credit unions & an examination of how credit unions are meeting these challenges — an overview of CSR and Ontario best practice CSR credit unions.
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Nearly 150 businesses indicated their interest in the establishment of a values-based business network in Greater Victoria, BC, through a consultation process advised by eight business, environmental and social sector representatives during 2003. This Guide provides a summary of the approach taken to establish the network.