We attend a lot of conferences all over the world (mostly as speakers), but sometimes, like the CBSR Conference this year, we get to sit back, listen, learn, and share the conference highlights with you.

By Sabrina Viva

On November 6th, 2013, Christine Johnston, the new, wonderful addition to our team, will join me as we attend the 11th Annual CBSR Summit in Toronto.

Around this time last year I was gearing up to attend the CBSR Summit for the first time. You may remember my post blog telling you all about it.


Last year, CBSR Associate Coro Strandberg developed the Qualities of a Transformational Company. The study looked at existing global standards and guidelines and allowed over three dozen Canadian and global thought leaders to advise CBSR how it can further the global discussion on transformational CSR.


Just one year into their new structure, CBSR acts exclusively as a network and key resource in Canada for individuals and companies s on the issue of CSR and sustainability.

This year’s theme is grounded in the Transformational Company framework, developed as a guide for companies scaling up their efforts to address systemic societal risks and challenges.

The CBSR Summit will focus on leading-edge strategies, practical tools, and case studies of how companies can address systemic challenges, yield a lasting impact with stakeholders, gain a competitive edge, and become a catalyst for scaling transformation in Canada.


There are several speakers discussing case studies, facilitating panels and roundtable discussions. Here are the five interesting sessions you can’t miss:

  1. Multi-Stakeholder Collaborations & Partnerships
  2. Road to “Breakthrough Capitalism” & Scaling Transformation in Canada
  3. Sustainable Value Chains
  4. CSR Reporting: The Shift from Inform to Engage
  5. Public Policy Advocacy

The particular roundtable on Multi-Stakeholder Engagement will be moderated by Nicholas Luff, Senior Associate at Realized Worth.You can bet we will attend this session!

Nick will deliver a short presentation on relevant, globally recognized standards in sustaining effective multi-stakeholder collaboration and partnership. He is an accomplished sustainable development and performance strategist with over 20 years experience in business, government and civil society.

The summit is a full day of education from Canada’s brightest in the field of CSR and Sustainability. Following the lovely dinner, is the ECR Awards ceremony. The awards were developed to honour and celebrate corporate Canadians for outstanding work and dedication towards creating sustainable and ethical practices within the business framework.


Stay tuned afterwards for Christine’s blog on our website www.realizedworth.com highlighting CBSR’s 11th Annual Summit. Tickets are still available, so you can register today. If you can’t be with us in Toronto, then don’t forget to follow Christine (@CBMJohnston) and me (@sabviva) on November 6th as we tweet live from the Summit.

Ask me how you can get a 15% discount. Comment below on the summit. We would love to hear from you.

Twitter feeds/Tweet me:

  1. We need up & downstream value chain collaboration to generate the innovation to foster #sustainability http://bit.ly/1403bGt #CBSRSummit11 
  2. Network with North America’s top #CSR experts, executives & practitioners at #CBSRSummit11 on Nov. 6 – Register now! http://bit.ly/1403bGt

Questions? Comment below or email me at sabrina@realizedworth.com. We hope to see you again!

Sabrina Viva
Project Manager


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