Tom Campbell Seminar at York University on CSR and Human Rights
At a seminar at York University on May 17, 2011, Tom Campbell of the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University in Australia spoke on “Corporate Social Responsibility: Beyond the Business Case to Human Rights”. The event was organized by CBERN and co-sponsored the Hennick Centre for Business and Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business at the Schulich School of Business and the Ontario Legal Philosophy Partnership.
The seminar attracted a diverse group of twenty-five participants, including mining company representatives, NGO leaders and MBA and PhD students and academics. The seminar explored the idea that a corporation should “act independently of its economic interests where necessary to fulfill its human rights responsibilities” and distinguished intrinsic CSR from corporate business responsibility and corporate philanthropy.