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CSRwire and Canadian Business for Social Responsibility Team Up to Launch CSRwire Canada

Submitted by: CSRwire

Categories: Research, Reports & Publications, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Oct 20, 2008 – 12:01 AM EST


Oct. 20 /CSRwire/ - SPRINGFIELD, MA – October 20, 2008 - CSRwire, the leading source of corporate social responsibility news and information, in partnership with Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR), Canada's most well recognized CSR organization, have joined forces to launch CSRwire Canada.

CSRwire Canada is the most comprehensive way to reach Canadian-focused journalists, investors, analysts, academics, activists, public relations and investor relations professionals who are working in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility.

CSRwire's expanded Canadian focus comes at a time when corporate social responsibility is growing at an unprecedented rate in Canada.

"A significant increase in CSRwire useage by organizations and readers from Canada made CSRwire Canada a natural next step for international expansion," says CSRwire COO Greg Schneider. "And it continues to support our mission of raising awareness for good corporate citizenship throughout the world."

According to a recent poll from the Conference Board of Canada and PricewaterhouseCoopers, 83% of Canadians say companies should go beyond their traditional role. A 2008 Economist Intelligence Unit Report, revealed that 57% of Canadian executives agree that the benefits of a corporate sustainability program outweigh the costs.

"At CBSR, we are thrilled to be part of the launch of CSRwire in Canada. CSRwire has long been a tool for our organization and our members, and we are delighted that CSRwire is expanding to offer Canadian-focused services," says Barb Steele, Director, Membership of CBSR.

CSRwire Canada will be launched October 20th at the 6th Annual CBSR Summit on Corporate Social Responsibility.

"Great partnerships such as the one with CBSR are a natural and easy fit when a common mission and vision are shared," says Schneider. "We are proud to be working with CBSR, who have long been leaders in providing expert CSR counsel and guidance to Canadian businesses."

Please visit the CSRwire Canada website at ca.csrwire.com.

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About CSRwire

CSRwire is the leading source of corporate social responsibility and
sustainability news, reports and information. CSRwire distributes news related to Diversity, Philanthropy, Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Environment, Human Rights, Workplace Issues, Business Ethics, Community Development and Corporate Governance to Journalists, Analysts, Investors, Activists, Academics, Public Relations, Advertising and Investor Relations Professionals in over 200 Countries.

About CBSR

Founded in 1995, CBSR is a business-led, non-profit corporate social responsibility (CSR) consultancy and peer-to-peer learning organization that provides its members with candid counsel and customized advisory services as they formulate powerful business decisions that contribute to a better world.

For more information, please contact:

Cindy Esposito CSRwire LLC.
Phone: 802-251-0110 x1109
Robyn Hall Canadian Business for Social Responsibility
Phone: 416.703.7435 x232

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