To accelerate and scale corporate social and environmental sustainability in Canada by strategically bringing together stakeholders to collectively tackle key issues;

To be the most relevant sustainability business network in Canada; and

To influence progressive public policy towards our vision.


Our vision is that every Canadian company creates a positive social, environmental, economic impact on society. And to position Canada a global example of how companies address the biggest social, environmental and economic challenges of our time.


C – Collaborative, creative, connected
B – Bold ideas, business-led, blended value
S – Social innovation, systems, sustainability
R – Restorative, responsible, regenerative


Founded in 1995, Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) is a non-profit member organization with a mission to accelerate and scale corporate social and environmental sustainability in Canada and challenge the “business as usual” model. We believe companies are ready for this challenge and many are actively rethinking their business models to create long-term shareholder and societal value.

Globally-recognized as one of the foremost organizations dedicated to influencing and advancing corporate citizenship in Canada, CBSR has amassed a rich history of experience, knowledge and credibility. Over the past two decades we have helped hundreds of Canadian businesses advance their CSR, sustainability and community engagement work; convened numerous events across Canada; and developed leading research and reports.

Our members are supported by CBSR Member Services including: personalized practitioner support, peer working groups, communications support, brand visibility, exclusive discounts to partner events and our custom convening service. We are particularly interested in facilitating cross-sector collaboration and encourage a system thinking view in all of our engagements.

CBSR Education Foundation

CBSR’s Education Foundation is focused on advancing CSR and sustainability in Canada by disseminating thought leadership, case studies, research, toolkits and resources to industry, governments, academia, non-profits, non-governmental organizations and civil society.

Our Approach


Engage members to identify issue areas, and find common gaps and requirements to build capacity and knowledge.


Develop strategic partnerships that help to bridge member knowledge and skill gaps, by offering solutions and breakthrough knowledge for scaling sustainability.


Enable simple and intuitive access to cross-sectoral research and reports via our webinars, newsletters and social media channels.


Produce national and local events to deepen the exchange of ideas, tackle priority issues, and inspire interdisciplinary connectivity and collaboration within the CBSR’s network


Profile member stories of excellence in corporate citizenship and best practice, enabling members to become beacons of inspirations to peers, customers and sectors.