A Decade of Teaching CSR in Canada: Mimi Marrocco of St. Michael's College Shares Insights

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A Decade of Teaching CSR in Canada: Mimi Marrocco of St. Michael's College Shares Insights

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 1:15pm

This past May I joined fellow alumni from the University of St. Michael's College Certificate Program in Corporate Social Responsibility. We gathered for a full day conference to learn, share and network with other graduates. Most of all, we've come together to celebrate the Program's first ten years.

Director of CSR Programs M.J. (Mimi) Marrocco met with me to talk about the CSR program and reflect on the past ten years of having corporate Canada on campus.

Plunge In - Deconstruct - Re-Integrate

The CSR Certificate is premised on the importance of getting participants to plunge in, deconstruct, and re-integrate," Mimi Marrocco explains. "The three course modules are designed as such in order to appreciate both the individual elements that constitute CSR and the importance of making them connect." The multi-faceted nature of CSR has to be taught as such or elements of it such as human rights, community investment and sustainability remain as silos.

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Meirav Even-Har is a Justmeans staff blogger. She reports on Canadian CSR issues. Meirav is an independent sustainability consultant and writer working in Toronto, Canada.