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McGill University and Fasken Martineau Create Corporate Social Responsibility Executive Education Program

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Corporate Social Responsibility Law Bulletin

Fasken Martineau and McGill University's Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID), announced a new partnership in the development and delivery of ISID’s Executive Education Certificate Program.

The program will focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and the first session will be held at McGill University's Montreal campus in November 2012. With the working title "CSR: Creating Value through Collaborative Sustainable Development", the program will bring together private and public participants in a five (5)-day course. This certificate course will serve as the first of a number of future sessions to be developed.

"ISID is pleased to announce this new program delivered through this unique partnership with Fasken Martineau," said Phil Oxhorn, founding Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development. "We welcome this active collaboration and are confident it will have important benefits for both organizations as well as offering business representatives, NGO's and public officials practical solutions to some of today's most pressing development challenges," added Mr. Oxhorn.

"Businesses are increasingly faced with responsibilities to develop CSR programs and initiatives and this new training course will describe best practices and provide both a legal and practical understanding of this evolving field. We are pleased to take a leadership role with ISID" said Kevin O'Callaghan, Vancouver-based Partner and co-chair of Fasken Martineau's Corporate Social Responsibility Group.

"Fasken Martineau is proud to be associated with McGill's Institute for the Study of International Development in the preparation and delivery of this innovative CSR training program," said Anne Drost, Montreal-based Partner and co-chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Law Group.

About Fasken Martineau’s Corporate Social Responsibility Law Practice

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) can be described as the economic, legal, social, ethical and discretionary expectations that society has regarding the activities of private sector corporations. As this legal landscape evolves, corporations face increased exposure to and extended liabilities related to CSR. Fasken Martineau's Corporate Social Responsibility Group understands these complexities and can help plan for and respond to a myriad of CSR demands.

We offer a broad base of expertise ranging from government relations and environmental assessment to indigenous and Aboriginal relations, and social and community engagement. Our team has the breadth of experience and knowledge of cutting-edge developments in CSR, nationally and internationally, to advise clients on how to integrate each facet of CSR into an overall strategy. We pair all this expertise with our strength in international finance, human rights, labour relations, anti-corruption, and international dispute resolution, and in major industries such as mining, energy, and oil & gas. In this way we bring together the firm's broad base of expertise in a comprehensive service offering to our clients.

For more information on this partnership with McGill, contact Kevin O’Callaghan or Anne Drost.

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