CSR

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When pivoting manufacturing makes sense for a brand

Canada Goose and Knix are the latest companies to use their resources to address medical supply shortages.

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Revolve helps resolve an ongoing lack of social distancing

The agency taps a long list of partners to urge Canadians to “step up,” one of several that are using creativity to get people to stay home.

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Grocers raise pay and boost safeguards for frontline employees

How the changes fit with priorities currently important to public perception.

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Lush makes a stand for refugee rights

The beauty brand pushes Canada to rescind the Safe Third Country Agreement as its bans ICE agents from its U.S. stores.

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Tech in Action: YouTube puts people in solitary confinement

The company is using its VR tech to help a prison reform group amplify its cause.

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In pursuit of the human ideal in business

At its best, corporate purpose presents an ideal currently outside our reach, writes Mike Robitaille of Deloitte:Isaac.

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London Drugs releases more inclusive Valentine’s Day cards

The drug store chain addresses “gaps in the card aisle” with designs for LGBTQ people and different relationship styles.

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Freshii tries to hijack Super Bowl conversations for good

The social campaign aims to amplify the healthy casual QSR’s ongoing work around food security.

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Bell Let’s Talk shifts the focus to mental health non-profits

This year’s campaign moves away from celebrity ambassadors in favour of groups that provide needed support and services.

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How creating opportunities helps make social change

Impakt’s Paul Klein on why small actions informed by those directly experiencing the problem is the most effective approach.

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Dairy Farmers of Ontario teams up with SickKids and Mondelez

A giving program, based on leaving cookies and milk out for Santa, is the first step in more potential collaborations on CSR.

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What it takes to go (genuinely) green

How Aldo addressed its direct and indirect emissions across the supply chain to become certified climate neutral.

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Molson Coors commits to more sustainable packaging by 2025

The brewer outlined its sustainability progress in an annual report, which also included the changes it’s making to its portfolio.

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Aldo begins eliminating single-use bags

The move aims to reduce both plastic and paper waste, eliminating roughly 10 million bags from circulation globally.

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Aviva walks the CSR talk

The insurance company is using its data to not only identify road safety issues, but to find solutions too.