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EXECUTIVE BRIEFING SEMINAR ON CSR – Program Outline – June 24, Vancouver Canada

.  There are 30 participants and five spots left.
The Segal Building
Beedie School of Business,
500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Program Outline (Draft)
8:15 – 8:45
Breakfast and registration
8:45 – 9:15
Opening Prayer – Dennis Joseph, Councilor, Squamish Nation
Participant introductions
9:15 – 10:15
What happened and how did we get here? 
An insightful look at what laid the groundwork for and is driving the growing social expectations and how they are manifesting.
History of CSR in 15 minutes
Terry Gray, World Vision
Why does business exist? TEDx Video
Alex Edmans, Professor, London Business School
Vignettes on
Profit AND Purpose, Shareholders AND Society
Wayne Dunn, CSR Training Institute
10:15 – 10:45
10:45 – 12:00
Panel:  Responding to growing societal expectations
How are leading players responding to growing societal expectations and demands.  Partnerships, Policy, Action, What works?  What doesn’t?  Why?
A panel discussion with rubber meets the road examples and discussion from industry, NGOs and Government
Case study of a Foundation, a group of companies, a foundation and growing societal impact;
Stephen Nairne, CEO, Lundin Foundation
Insights, examples and action from work with Levis Strauss, Body Shop, United Nations, International Finance Corporation, etc.
Sara Clancy, CSR 4 Africa
NGO on a mission.  How and why World Vision embraced private sector collaboration to enhance its impact on people, communities and poverty
Terry Gray, World Vision
12:00 – 12:45
Environmental expectations, pressures and realities. 
An overview of evolving global expectations and responses on environmental performance include voluntary standards, emerging issues and market based carbon solutions
Environmental performance, overview of evolving global expectations and responses on environmental performance include voluntary standards and emerging issues
Dani Bryant, Environmental Lawyer, Fasken Martineau
Environment and markets, carbon markets and projects, environmental footprints, exciting opportunities and emerging issues
James Tansey, CEO, Offsetters
12:45 – 1:45
Lunch & keynote speaker
CSR and Market Value, how CSR was and is core to creating hundreds of millions of shareholder value for Oceana Gold.
Mick Wilkes, CEO, Oceanagold
1:45 – 2:45
Economic development and community benefits best practices 
An examination of strategic approaches and outcomes from various sectors  including detailed exploration of individual case studies
CSR on the ground: How Newgold integrates economic development, community benefits and indigenous engagement into core business practice
Silvana Costa, Newgold
Community Collaboration: How community engagement and collaboration, especially First Nations, is integral to Steelhead LNG’s approach to business.
2:45 – 3:15
3:15 – 4:45
What in the world?  Discovering and facilitating alignment
Overview of global development frameworks and CSR. From the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals and where CSR fits.
It’s your turn now!
Strategies and approaches for leading and managing in the dynamic and complex space where business meets society meets government.  
Group work on custom case studies.  Craft strategic approaches to one of the cases (or more) and report back to the group.
4:45 – 5:00
Closure and presentation of certificates

Prof. Wayne Dunn

Wayne Dunn is an award-winning global sustainability expert with extensive teaching, writing, lecturing and advisory service experience. He is supported by an extensive faculty and advisory team.