Suncor Energy Foundation donates $500,000 to Centre for Responsible Leadership at QSB

Posted on January 10, 2012

January 10, 2012—Suncor Energy Foundation has donated $500,000 to the Centre for Responsible Leadership (CRL) at Queen’s School of Business to support its education, community development and sustainability initiatives over the next five years.

The Centre for Responsible Leadership supports education, research, outreach and advocacy to develop outstanding socially responsible leaders across undergraduate and graduate business programs at Queen’s.

“This funding will support our ongoing development of responsible corporate and community leaders through programs that have a positive impact on society,” said the Centre’s Director, Professor Tina Dacin. “We are very excited to welcome Suncor as one of our Signature Sponsors.”

Suncor Energy Foundation’s grant will enable the Centre to expand its programming in aboriginal education, community development, environmental sustainability and support for volunteerism.

“There is great alignment between the Suncor Energy Foundation’s focus on building skills and knowledge for our current and future workforce and what Queen’s School of Business seeks to achieve through its Centre for Responsible Leadership,” said Patricia O’Reilly, director of Environment and Social Issues Management at Suncor Energy. “What we hope will emerge from this collaborative partnership are socially responsible leaders with the ability to creatively solve problems and develop stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.”

Queen’s School of Business Centre for Responsible Leadership
Founded in 2004, QSB’s Centre for Responsible Leadership (CRL) is working to develop the next generation of socially responsible leaders through education, research, outreach and advocacy. The Centre fosters leading-edge education and research in the fields of responsible leadership, social responsibility, social innovation, social entrepreneurship and sustainability. It also provides support for the non-profit community and, through its membership in the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative and the European Academy of Business in Society, acts as a global advocate for responsible leadership. Learn more about the CRL’s initiatives at responsibleleadership.com.

Suncor Energy Foundation
The Suncor Energy Foundation is a private, non-profit charitable foundation established to receive Suncor’s contributions and support registered Canadian charitable organizations. Funded entirely by Suncor, the Foundation seeks unique opportunities to build sustainable communities through effective collaborations and to enhance the quality of life in key operating areas. To help communities achieve greater sustainability, the Suncor Energy Foundation has developed five integrated funding priorities which include cultivating community leaders, building skills and knowledge, inspiring innovation, engaging citizens and collaborating for our energy future. Since its inception in 1998, the Foundation has contributed more than $74 million to Canadian communities. For more information about Suncor Energy Inc. and its community investment program, please visit www.suncor.com/community.

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For further information, please contact:
Prof. Tina Dacin, Director, Queen’s School of Business Centre for Responsible Leadership
613.533.2366 / tdacin@business.queensu.ca

Suncor: 403-296-4000 / media@suncor.com