James Temple is PwC Canada’s Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer. In this role, he oversees the strategy and actions that unite the firm’s social and environmental responsibility efforts, aligning each initiative to PwC’s overall business strategy to help increase employee engagement, differentiate the brand in the marketplace and drive operational efficiencies.
He’s considered one of Canada’s leading voices on corporate social innovation and speaks internationally about how businesses and communities can work together to use their skills, voices and relationships to become catalysts for change.
James has presented workshops at the World Volunteer Forum, International Corporate Citizenship Conference, the International Association of Fundraising Professionals Conference and has been featured in articles and videos for TED, the Globe and Mail, Forbes, Strategy Magazine and Canadian Business. In 2012, he was named one of the world’s top CSR practitioners by the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence and was an inaugural Notable.ca Young Professional of the Year.
He currently sits on the not-for-profit committee of the Risk Oversight and Governance Board for CPA Canada and is Co-Chair of the Young Patrons Circle at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto.
James holds a degree in Geographic Analysis from Ryerson University and a Certificate in Advertising and Media from the Canadian Marketing Association.
Talk to James on Twitter about corporate social responsibility and community leadership by following him at @CSRjames.