Corporate Social Responsibility Workshop

Globalization has led to the decentralization of the supply chain, interlinking human activities to a global scale, from natural resource extraction to manufacturing.

On March 24, 2015, IdeasXChange fielded a panel for a discussion on corporate social responsibility from the local, national and international perspective, along with views on best practices to achieve sustainability at home and accountability for corporate behaviour at the international scale.



Robert Crawford

Instructor, UBC Political Science

Robert Crawford has been a professor at UBC since 1995, focusing on international relations, political philosophy, and international political economy. His Multinational Corporations (MNCs) and states in the modern era course, evaluates the perceived benefits and costs of foreign direct investment in select countries, regions, and industries. He has taught at SFU, UVIC, published two books on international relations, and is the current UBC Arts One Program Chair.


Christie Stephenson

Executive Director, Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics

Christie Stephenson anchors Purpose Capital’s presence in Western Canada. She has over 15 years of experience in impact investing and social enterprise as an investor, board member, mentor, and through her work in the socially responsible investing field. She spent 14 years at Canada’s leading socially responsible investing firms Sustainalytics and NEI Investments, where she managed the environmental, social and governance evaluations program.