James Temple, BA

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Corporate Responsibility


Ryerson University

James Temple is the Director of Corporate Responsibility at PwC and has a dual role leading the PwC Canada Foundation.

He’s considered one of Canada’s leading voices on corporate responsibility and speaks internationally about how businesses and communities can work together to use their skills, voices and relationships become catalysts for change.

James has been featured in articles for the Globe and Mail, Strategy magazine, Forbes.com, and Canadian Business. He was named a 2012 winner in the Global Sustainability (CSR) Challenge through the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence, has presented a TED talk on 'Advoteering', and has plans to run his second marathon over the coming year.

James is currently chair for the Association of Corporate Grantmakers, and sits on the CPA Canada Risk Oversight and Governance Board - Not-For-Profit Committee. He also shares his time on governance advisories for the Institute at Havergal College, United Way of Canada and United Way of Toronto.

He holds a degree in Geographic Analysis from Ryerson University, a certificate in Advertising and Media from the Canadian Marketing Association and is a Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner.

Talk to James on Twitter about corporate social responsibility and community leadership by following him at @CSRjames.