Tagged: CSR

New research: corporate governance & board ethics

Conference Board of Canada has released some new research, available now through OC Library.

Two publications will be of interest to those researching corporate governance and board ethics:

Risk Watch: Thought Leadership in Risk and Governance—January 2012
“This tri-annual journal presents original articles by leading global thinkers and practitioners on risk management and corporate governance. ” – Conference Board of Canada

Ethics Issues and Programs: The Role of the Board
“This report, which is the first released by The Conference Board since 2004 on the subject of director engagement with ethics issues, documents board efforts to deal with the broadening scope of their ethics responsibilities.” – Conference Board of Canada

To access these Conference Board of Canada publications, and others, connect to the Conference Board of Canada e-Library here.

Apple working conditions audit made public

Apple made some headlines today, releasing a working conditions audit that will be valuable to those researching corporate social responsibility and Apple.

According to the Globe and Mail, the audit revealed “a number of violations, among them breaches in pay, benefits and environmental practices in plants in China” (Gupta, 2012).

A 27-page version of the audit report is available from Apple, along with the list of global suppliers, here.


Gupta, P. Apple supply chain audit finds worker conditions not up to standards. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved from http://www.theglobeandmail.com

New CSR report

The Conference Board of Canada has released a new report that may of interest to those studying Corporate Social Responsibility, titled “The Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility.”

This report documents some of the potential bottom-line benefits to companies of being attentive to CSR: reducing cost and risk, gaining competitive advantage, developing and maintaining legitimacy and reputational capital, and achieving win-win outcomes. – Conference Board of Canada

To view/download this report, visit the Conference Board of Canada e-Library database, brought to you by OC Library.

New CSR and Tourism research

There are some new research publications now available from the Conference Board of Canada in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility and Tourism.

Access, view, and download these reports (just search the title) and others from the Conference Board of Canada’s e-Library, accessible through Okanagan College Library.

What Board Members Should Know About Communicating CSR

This report discusses what to communicate (i.e., message content) and where (i.e., message channel), as well as the major factors (internal and external to the organization) that affect the effectiveness of corporate social responsibility communication.

Travel Exclusive: Key Trends for the Travel Industry March-April 2011

Soaring oil prices will likely raise the cost of travel, and they may play a big role in future demand should they continue to climb.

Canada’s Accommodation Industry: Winter 2011
Tourism Demand: Foreign and domestic tourism demand have improved in the last year, despite the hike in the value of the Canadian dollar. Foreign demand, however, remains well below where it was a decade ago.

– Report summaries provided by the Conference Board of Canada