Corporate Social Responsibility in the Alberni Valley Business Community

Date: 
Friday, February 22, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker: Genevieve Huneault, Principal Consultant & Co-Founder of Social Root Consulting

Join us for a Lunch N Learn from 12:00pm-1:00pm at the Chamber of Commerce boardroom (visitor centre), 2533  Port Alberni Highway.  

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is all about reviewing your company’s wider impact on both the local and global communities. How does CSR work and more importantly, how can it benefit your business. Both customers and companies now want to know they are working with responsible providers. They will often choose more ethically aware suppliers over the competition, even at a higher price point. This is especially true when it comes to ecologically conscious companies, with the future of our planet at the forefront of conversation.

Implementing CSR policies says more about your company than the output of the various marketing programs and activities. It demonstrates your values and an awareness of the wider context of your business. With so many organizations focused on the bottom line and return on investment for shareholders, effective CSR management can help you stand out from the crowd.

In this 1 hr Lunch and Learn we will review the fundamental components of CSR and where the risks and benefits lay in this business concept. Participants will take-away industry best practices, key first steps on how to apply CSR in their business model, and helpful resources.

Genevieve Huneault is the Principal Consultant and Co-Founder of Social Root Consulting, a consulting collective that advises on ethical and sustainable development practices in BC. Genevieve’s work is grounded in participatory-based community developed, with an expertise in natural resource management, gender analysis, cross-cultural communications, and responsible tourism development. Her local and international work has led her to completing projects that focus on ecological economic growth in Western Africa, gender analysis for outdoor recreation activities in rural northern BC, and tourism development training on Central Vancouver Island. Genevieve's recent work with the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy further refined her competencies in private and public sector stakeholder engagement for environmental compliance protocols. Genevieve's work with Social Root Consulting seeks to adapt the United Nations 17 Sustainability Development Goals towards regenerative approaches to help mitigate systemic challenges faced by many communities, people, and natural spaces.

*This session includes a free lunch!*

Register today by calling 250-724-6535 or emailing reana@albernichamber.ca