Profile: Chris earned his Environmental Studies graduate degree from York University (MES 2009) in Urban Planning and Sustainability, completed a graduate diploma in ‘Business and Environment‘ from Schulich Business School and received a national award for research on Human Impacts on the Environment. He received an Information Systems Management designation in 2002 from Ryerson University and qualified for project manager credentials from the Project Management Institute in 2011. Chris published his second edition ‘Beyond Corporate Responsibility: The New Organizational Consciousness’ the Leadership Edition in late 2017. Chris is recently completed a degree in Leadership, Adult Education and Organizational Development in the Masters of Education Program at the University of Toronto (M.Ed.). Chris speaks widely on the topics of corporate well-being, communication and development, connectivity to social and environmental issues and devotes his spare time to volunteerism and the arts.
Leadership and sustainability are at the forefront of global organizational development, training and education. In particular, is a rise in demand for managers with the skills to increase team learning, produce talent and deliver performance while forwarding a socially responsible mandate. Developing the talent and establishing a culture of sustainability needs a new kind of thinking in leadership now and for tomorrow. In this second edition, the Leadership edition, Christopher Caldwell introduces material in leadership development and organizational culture to assist managers with understanding and implementing behavioral change to meet the social responsibility mandates. This book assists managers and leaders with a timely and much needed perspective towards embedding a culture of sustainability consciousness within their social responsibility programs. Whether you are seeking to initiate a new social responsibility program, change or enhance an existing one or lead an organization to success, Beyond Corporate Responsibility: The New Organizational Consciousness makes the perfect companion resource. Praise for Beyond Corporate Responsibility: The New Organizational Consciousness: “Beyond Corporate Responsibility: The New Organizational Consciousness" challenges managers to go beyond adopting individual practices such as philanthropy to address social and environmental issues. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) requires managers to think beyond the boundaries of their organization. As the world becomes more interconnected and social and environmental challenges increase, society and governments will demand businesses show greater leadership for a sustainable future. Chris Caldwell's book is a must read for managers who seek to employ CSR as a means to transition their business to a solution-oriented organization whereby employees are engaged to work together to not only increase the wellbeing of the organization but also the wellbeing of the social and environmental ecosystem that feeds it.” Dr. Irene Henriques Professor of Sustainability and Economics Schulich School of Business, York University “Chris Caldwell focuses on the essential role of interpersonal relationships within corporate structures to enhance the vitally essential paradigm shifts inherent in the movement towards a sustainable economy and the role that corporations must play.” Dr. Mark Leith Clinical Teacher, Department of Psychiatry University of Toronto Author ‘Problem Solving Psychotherapy’ “Caldwell shows that an enterprise embracing higher purpose is not making a sustainability sacrifice; it is gaining a sustainability advantage. Social and ecosystems related purposes become the energy source for the economic purpose of a company