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Business responsibility: risk and opportunity

Expectations of corporate social and environmental responsibility are on the rise. Social and environmental issues can represent both risk and opportunity for companies. Resilient companies understand both their own stakeholders as well as societal trends. Christie Stephenson will highlight examples of companies that have misread expectations and overview initiatives aimed to increases companies social and environmental responsibility.

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Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Time

19 Jun 2019

7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Add to Calendar 06/19/2019 19:00 06/19/2019 21:00 Business responsibility: risk and opportunity Christie Stephenson will highlight examples of companies that have misread expectations and overview initiatives aimed to increases companies social and environmental responsibility. 3777 Henning Dr, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5, Canada

Organiser

Western Canada Local Network

Speakers

Christie Stephenson

Christie Stephenson

Executive Director - Peter P.Dhillon Centre of Business Ethics, UBC Sauder School of Business

Christie Stephenson is the Executive Director of the Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder School of Business. She currently serves on the boards of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility and the UBC Staff Pension Plan, as well as on the governance committee at BlueShore Financial.

Before joining UBC Sauder in 2016, Christie spent more than 15 years at socially responsible and impact investing firms Sustainalytics (then Jantzi Research Associates), NEI Investments (Ethical Funds) and Purpose Capital (now Rally Assets). She also has more than two decades of diverse board experience, having served as a director of a charity, several cooperatives, numerous non-profits, two university senates, and several private companies ranging from startup phase to $100 million in annual revenue.

Christie is a frequent speaker to industry and public audiences on topics related to governance, sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and lectures on responsible business and investing at UBC Sauder. She is regular media commentator and her work has appeared in publications including the Globe and Mail, Report on Business Magazine, Corporate Governance Review, and the book 50 Best Ethical Stocks for Canadians.

Christie has an undergraduate degree from University of Victoria and a graduate degree from McGill University, studied Chinese in Beijing, and is fluent in both Canada’s official languages.

Location

Accent Inns

3777 Henning Drive
Burnaby
Vancouver
V5C 6N5
Canada