"Ryerson CSR Institute and Extractive Sector CSR Counsellor Invitation to the Second in a series of Public Seminars on CSR and the extractive sector"
The Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility, Ryerson University and the Office of the Extractive Sector CSR Counsellor recently announced the launch of their learning partnership on CSR and the extractive sector overseas.
The partnership builds a neutral platform to contribute to informed public discussion of important issues related to corporate social responsibility of mining, oil and gas companies, and enhances cross-sector networking opportunities for those interested in these questions.
We are very pleased to announce that our series of public seminars will continue with a presentation by the Founding Director of the CSR Institute, Dr. Kernaghan Webb. Dr. Webb will present his recent research on "CSR & the Law: Learning from the Latin American Experience of Canadian Mining Firms."
His paper reviews current CSR-oriented legal disputes involving Canadian mining companies in Latin America, as a way of highlighting challenges associated with the legal regime, and opportunities for proactive environmental, social and economic practices by Canadian mining firms that can go some way towards reducing the likelihood that future legal issues will arise with respect to their operations.
Co-sponsored with Ryerson University's Law Centre.
About the author:
Dr. Kernaghan Webb is an Associate Professor of Law and Business at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management, and is the Founding Director of the Ryerson Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility.
He is the project leader for a project developing CSR case studies concerning Canadian extractive companies operating overseas. He has been the Special Advisor to the United Nations on Global Compact with respect to the development of the ISO 26000 social responsibility standard, and is on the Board of Transparency International Canada and Canadian Business for Social Responsibility.
Prior to joining Ryerson University, Dr. Webb was the Senior Legal Policy Advisor and Chief of Research for the Office of Consumer Affairs, Industry Canada. He has written extensively on CSR, innovative regulatory approaches, including the use of voluntary codes and standards, regulatory offences, the role and regulation of the non-governmental organization.