Centre for CSR welcomes new director Tina Dacin

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Tina Dacin, E.Marie Shantz Professor of Strategy and Organizational Behaviour, whose research interests focus on social entrepreneurship and strategic collaboration, was named Director of the Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in January. The Centre was founded in 2004 to help train students to meet the demand for business leaders concerned with the challenges of CSR and to foster research that would ultimately promote better CSR practice.

“The Centre offers a wonderful opportunity to engage members of the QSB community,” she explains. “For example, Commerce students generously provided more than 3,000 hours of outreach to the local community in 2008, and our full-time MBA students were involved in several CSR-related case competitions over the last year.

A number of professors offer courses on business ethics, CSR, and sustainability in our Commerce and MBA programs. We are currently working on some exciting curriculum, research and outreach initiatives in the areas of responsible leadership, social innovation and socially responsible enterprise.”

The Centre is the hub of the School’s CSR and ethics initiatives, which include the CSR Certificate program for Commerce students, support to the local and national non-profit community, and ongoing involvement with the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative developed by the United Nations Global Compact and the European Foundation for Management Development. The work of the Centre is generously funded by such corporate sponsors as Nexen, P&G, Certified Management Accountants, Molson and Concerned Children's Advertisers.

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