SmartSimple Attends the Conference Board of Canada’s Corporate Social Responsibility Conference
On October 29th and 30th, the SmartSimple team took part in the very first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Conference. Hosted by the Conference Board of Canada, the event took place at the Hilton in Toronto, Canada. The theme for this inaugural event was Delivering Meaningful Impact.
|Sarah Jane Nicholson and David Resnick welcome participants.|
“We really enjoy attending events like this,” says David Resnick, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Product Placement, “We always appreciate the opportunity to share the power of SmartSimple with organizations looking to easily manage and run their CSR activities. Plus, it’s great to speak to our existing clients and hear about how well SmartSimple is working for them.” Also in attendance from SmartSimple’s Toronto team were Sarah Jane Nicholson, Relationship Manager, and our new Inside Sales Manager, Alvin Thompson.
This summit gave participants the chance to learn, explore and discuss best practice strategies for companies of all sizes, helping them to implement corporate sustainability strategies and programs that successfully impact customers, employees and communities. It was also a fantastic opportunity for networking with colleagues and industry experts, offering new insights and ideas into the creation and administration of CSR programs.
The two day conference included interactive sessions on topics such as Trends and Tools for Corporate Community Investment Programs and Measurement, Next Practices in Sustainability: Engaging Employees and Using Metrics to Improve Your Environmental Performance, Embedding Sustainability Throughout Your Supply Chain and Supporting Employee Donation Matching and Volunteering Programs.
Presenters and speakers included industry experts from both the corporate and philanthropic communities, including Dr. Michael R. Bloom, Vice-President, Industry and Business Strategy at the
Conference Board of Canada, Landon French, Vice-President, Community Relations and Executive Director, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd., Lisa Gibbs, Director, Community Investment, Shoppers Drug Mart Inc., and Paula Speevak-Sladowski, Director, Programs, Policy and Applied Research, Volunteer Canada.
This week, SmartSimple with be in Chicago for the first Community Conference, hosted in conjunction with Chicago Community Trust. You can also swing by our booth at the TAG 2014 Annual Conference in Aventura, Florida, from November 10th – 13th.