Strengthening Canada’s Foreign Policy

We are pleased to provide you with a copy of our report, “Strengthening Canada’s Foreign Policy: Lessons from Our China Experience.” Harmony has been composing this report over the last year based on lessons learned from our experience working in China since 2005. Our intention is to contribute to a positive discussion, involving all Canadians, …

Don’t expect the dinosaurs to save us from extinction

“We possess the means to create a world where every man, woman and child can live free of hunger and discrimination and obtain the healthcare, education and opportunity to reach their potential while ensuring that human development does not squeeze every other life form towards extinction.”— Michael Bloomfield, Founder and Executive Director, Harmony Foundation of …

CSR Guide for Multinational Corporations in China

Prosperity with Integrity China’s remarkable development has been accompanied by considerable consequences for public and worker health, environmental protection, and social development, resulting in increasing demands from government and the public for improvement. Whether an act of leadership or follow the leader it is prudent for companies, international and domestic, to respond to these calls …

Canadian Mining Operations Around the World: Respecting People and the Environment.

Click Here to Download Furthering Harmony’s work to encourage business, government, and civil society to work together to improve CSR globally, we are pleased to share with you “Canadian Mining Operations Around the World: Respecting People and the Environment. In our report, we examine Canada’s mining industry to make the case for all Canadian companies to adopt …

CSR: Time for Society’s Return on investment

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) goes by many names: corporate ethics, triple bottom line, corporate sustainability, corporate accountability etc. The difficulty is not what to call it; rather that, in most cases, companies emphasize CSR as marketing and public relations rather than investment in healthy societies. This paper will make the case that CSR driven by …

Unleashing the Power of Canadian Charities

Charities are essential partners in Canadian society, working to relieve poverty, safeguard our environment and health, assist children, seniors and others in need, and provide cultural, educational social and other valuable services. Given that they contribute $35.6 billion* to the economy each year, we’d expect that government would actively encourage these organizations, much in the …

Prosperity with Integrity: Transforming CSR to Benefit Business and Society

Canada is increasingly seen as just another developed country compromising public health, human rights and the environment to increase profit. But this doesn’t have to be the case. In this presentation, co-authors of the “CSR Guide to Multinational Corporations in China” Lanlin Bu and Michael Bloomfield explain the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility that benefits both society and business. …

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Saving Caribou

The Great Caribou Rainforest Conservation Area Caribou are an iconic species once found across Canada. Today most herds are declining, some endangered and others gone. No caribou are more unique in the world than the Deep Snow Mountain Caribou found in the mountains of southeastern British Columbia or more at risk of extinction.  Logging has …

First Nation Collaboration Harmony has always tried to include indigenous people from Canada and other countries in our programs and provide other support whenever possible. In the past, Harmony worked with our dear friend, Chief Jack Swamp from Tree of Peace Society and the Haudesaunee People. Many of our international collaborations involved local indigenous groups; …

Social & Environmental Responsibility Prosperity with Integrity: Transforming CSR to Benefit Business and Society Canada is increasingly seen as just another developed country compromising public health, human rights and the environment to increase profit. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Unleashing the Power of Canadian Charities Charities are essential partners in Canadian society, …