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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Persuasive Authority Beyond the State

A Theoretical Analysis of Transnational Corporate Social Responsibility Norms as Legal Reasons within Positive Legal Systems

I've uploaded a recently completed paper on the incorporation of transnational and private CSR norms into legal systems here.  Comments and critique would be appreciated.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

CSR counsellor opens shop in Canada as Bill C-300 vote looms

Canada's new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Counsellor for the extractive industries officially opened her doors on Wednesday, just one week before Members of Parliament (MPs) vote on a contentious piece of legislation aimed at improving the behaviour of Canadian mining companies abroad. See full article in the Mining Weekly here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Industry Comments on draft CSR Procedures

A group of industry leaders including PDAC has sent a number of recommendations to the Government of Canada's CSR Counsellor as part of a consultation process in respect of the CSR Counsellor's Rules of Procedure.  The submission can be found here.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

CSR: Perspectives in the Mining Sector in Peru

Information on the CSR Counsellor Website:

DATE: October 26, 2010

TIME: 11:45 - 14:00
PLACE: Ogilvy Renault Royal Bank Plaza - South Tower 200 Bay Street - Suite 3800 Toronto, Ontario

FEES: PCCC Members - $50

Non-members - $75
(includes lunch)

THEME: Peruvian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (PCCC)'s Luncheon Seminar Series


The Peruvian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (PCCC) recognizes the importance of CSR and invites you to a multi-stakeholder dialogue where representatives from the Government of Peru, Canada, Mining Industry and others will share their views and experiences about this important matter.

This event is being sponsored by PCCC's Leadership Member, OGILVY RENAULT - one of Canada's leading full-service law firms, which has the experience and resources to advise Canadian and international clients with domestic and global mining interests.
Guest speakers:

Walter Casquino: President, INGEMMET- Ministry of Energy and Mines, Government of Peru
Marketa Evans, PhD: Extractive Sector CSR Counsellor, Government of Canada
Ross Gallinger: Senior Vice-President, Health, Safety & Sustainability, IAMGOLD
Kevin D’Souza: Director, Community Affairs, Barrick Gold
Michael Torrance: Lawyer, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Ogilvy Renault
Louis Vos: Senior Investment Officer, Global Mining Group-Caribbean and Latin America, IFC, Washington
Facilitated by: Andrea Mandel-Campbell (Co-Anchor BNN)


Peruvian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (PCCC)


Jim Louttit