Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) is Canada’s only membership association for companies co-creating a sustainable, equitable future. Established in 1995, CBSR is a pioneer in championing the idea that businesses do better – by every measure – when they operate in a socially and environmentally responsible way.
For over two decades, CBSR has helped Canadian businesses understand those principles and embed them into their strategies and practices. In 1996, we offered North America’s first-ever corporate social responsibility (CSR) guidelines. Since then, we have grown our research, influence, and thought-leadership capabilities. CBSR’s membership community has also grown and now encompasses all economic sectors and regions in Canada.
Our tools, resources, peer-to-peer networking opportunities, workshops and events help our members build capacity in corporate sustainability. We are proud of the fact that our community is at the forefront of defining best practices and generating innovative solutions on the road to net zero and a socially just transition..
CBSR is part of a collective of organizations that includes GLOBE Series, The Delphi Group, and Leading Change Canada.
CBSR has an independent board and is both a registered not for profit and charitable organization in Canada
CBSR and our sister organizations, GLOBE Series, The Delphi Group, and Leading Change Canada, are singularly focused on achieving our vision: to create a sustainable, prosperous, socially just future in a generation. Together with our members and partners, we’re accelerating the transition to a better future for all.
CBSR’s mission is to connect and empower Canadian businesses to advance and amplify social and environmental leadership and ambition. We co-create a sustainable and equitable future and enable leaders to go further, faster, together.
Nurturing strong relationships to achieve shared goals and produce results with sustainable value
Consistently demonstrating accountability, transparency, and credibility
Taking responsibility for our actions, decisions, and footprint with people and the planet in mind
Being honest and always acting in accordance with our principles
Proactively seeking out diverse perspectives and welcoming all lived experiences
Aligning our ambition with the scale of the challenge in order to achieve maximum impact