Tuesday, October 13, 2009
CBERN Pacific Region Hub: Business Ethics Mapping Project & Workshop, Vancouver, BCFriday, November 20, 2009
Mapping the Business Ethics research interested parties and their areas of interest in British Columbia and the Yukon in natural resources and other sectors.
Date: November 20, 2009
Location: The Atrium, BCIT Downtown Campus, 555 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC
OBJECTIVE: Mapping the Business Ethics research interested parties and their areas of interest in British Columbia and the Yukon in natural resources and other sectors.
This 4-month project aims to identify, characterize and link with the research groups who are actively engaged or interested in supporting research related to Business Ethics, (Corporate Social Responsibility) in B.C. and the Yukon. This will be useful not only to identify group/(individual) activity and interests in natural resources development ethics (mining, fisheries, forestry, agriculture, energy sectors) but also in other domains. These groups are at the scale of individuals, organizations or established networks/centers, Corporations or their representative Associations, as well as government, aboriginal, academic and NGO organizations.
Characterization of groups includes:
- contact details;
- terms of reference;
- areas of interest,
- scope and details of research activity;
- interest in collaboration;
One of the project deliverables will be a database representing the aggregated results of the survey. It will form the basis for future communications planning and partnerships for collaborative research. The information will be integrated with CBERN’s database.
The results of the survey will be discussed at a workshop at the Atrium, BCIT downtown campus, 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, November 20, 2009. This workshop is conveniently scheduled after a one-day MSBC meeting on mining and sustainability at the same location and the CIM Annual Student Dinner (November 19, 2009).
Anyone interested in attending the CBERN workshop please send an email with “Workshop” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Support Bill C-300
Amnesty International is deeply concerned about human rights violations committed directly or indirectly by Canadian mining, oil and gas companies in developing countries.
To ensure that Canadian companies respect human rights in developing countries, we need mandatory human rights standards and stronger regulations to hold transnational companies accountable. The status quo won't do.
This fall, the Canadian Government is considering adopting a bill on corporate accountability (Bill C-300).
Amnesty International supports this bill. But to ensure that the bill passes into law, we need everyone who cares about human rights to express their support.
Between now and October 16th we urge you to phone, email, fax or write to the members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, to express your support for the bill. Please contact as many of the following committee members as you are able:
Bob Rae (Liberal MP)
514 Parliament St
Glen Douglas Pearson (Liberal MP)
768 Maitland St,
Bernard Patry (Liberal MP)
3883 Saint-Jean Blvd, Suite 303,
Paul Dewar (NDP MP)
1306 Wellington St, Suite 304
Lois Brown (Conservative MP)
206-16600 Bayview Ave,
Jim Abbott (Conservative MP)
125D Slater Rd,
James Lunney (Conservative MP)
6894 Island Hwy N, Suite 6,
Deepak Obhrai (Conservative MP)
Suite 225, 525-28th St SE,
Peter Goldring (Conservative MP)
9111-118 Ave NW,
Kevin Sorenson (Conservative MP)
Francine Lalonde (Bloc Quebecois MP)
11975 Victoria St, Suite 101,
Johanne Deschamps (Bloc Quebecois MP)
45 St. Antoine St,