Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content


Earlier discussion

Corporate responsibility: Green-washing or society building? Add to ...

Corporate social responsibility is a concept that has been with us for decades. But spurned by heightened awareness of environmental issues, many feel CSR’s time has come. More corporations are reducing their environmental footprints, supporting social ventures, or embracing what's what’s called the triple bottom-line: People, planet and profits.

But is this a marketing exercise in green-washing? Or is the corporation as good citizen needed to build a better society? If so, how do we gauge who’s doing well and who needs to shape up?

Paul Klein, founder of Impakt, a Toronto-based CSR advisory firm, took your questions in an earlier discussion.

<iframe src="http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php/option=com_altcaster/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=fb68df3d9d/height=650/width=460" scrolling="no" height="650px" width="460px" frameBorder ="0" allowTransparency="true" ><a href="http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=fb68df3d9d" >Paul Klein takes questions on corporate social responsibility</a></iframe>

Report Typo/Error

Follow us on Twitter: @GlobeDebate


Next story




Most popular videos »

More from The Globe and Mail

Most popular