Three part case study on the Regroupement pour la responsabilité sociale des entreprises

Research Projects


The project aims to answer the following:

  • What are the main historical phases of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Quebec, its key concepts and new approaches?
  • How important is CSR in the management of grantmaking foundations in Quebec?
  • What phases led the Béati Foundation to integrate CSR principles into their practices and create the PRI Québec Network?
  • What role did the Regroupement play in CSR’s recent history and its connections to the philanthropic sector?
  • What are the main aspects of available CSR related services in Quebec?
  • How does the Regroupement compare regarding available CSR services?

Three objectives were identified following this line of questioning:

  • Revisit Quebec’s CSR history and how the Regroupement fits in the timeline
  • Survey Quebec foundations on their representation of CSR and their knowledge of the ISO 260002 norm
  • Identify CSR services in Quebec and the space occupied by the Regroupement
  • Highlight the most interesting approaches, in terms of CSR practice integration among grantmaking foundations.


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Research Axis: Sectoral or regional portraits of philanthropy

Project supervisor: Jean-Marc Fontan

Partner(s): Fondation Béati et Regroupement pour la responsabilité sociale des entreprises (RRSE)

Team member(s): Taïeb Hafsi, Saouré Kouamé, Stéphane Pisani et David Grant-Poitras

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