8th Annual Summit on CSR: Collaborating for Sustainable Change
October 21, 2010 – Le Meridian King Edward Hotel, Toronto
Over 230 business leaders convened on Thursday October 21, to discuss how businesses can address their corporate social responsibility challenges through collaboration with internal and external partners.
"What's becoming clear is that collaboration is essential if we are going to solve the pressing environmental and social issues we are facing today."
Adine Mees, President & CEO, CBSR
"We need to integrate sustainability as an essential condition of business strategy. But companies cannot move forward too fast alone. Because return on investment lags, we could lose good leaders if we don't address sustainability through collaboration."
Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, Founder, The Natural Step
"If you don't take a collaborative approach, you may get a solution but it will not survive pressure."
Bob Elton, Executive Chairman, Powertech Labs Inc.
The Summit was Bullfrog-powered with renewable energy; Carbon offsets for the event and its attendees have been provided by Offsetters and a carbon footprint has been calculated by Pinchin Environmental.