Bringing Corporate Purpose into the Mainstream: Directions for Canadian Law
This paper produced by the David Suzuki Foundation can help you understand why corporate purpose should include social and environmental objectives. It outlines different definitions of corporate purpose, provides a brief legal history, and explains the business case for broadening corporate purpose. It also reviews recent developments in Canadian, UK, and French law regarding corporate purpose, and - drawing on these examples - provides recommendations that can help companies to advance the credibility of their corporate purpose. The insights and potential implications of this report will be especially useful to strategy and leadership teams.
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