James Temple

James Temple

Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, PwC Canada

As PwC Canada's Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, James leads a team that develops strategies and initiatives that brings PwC’s purpose to life in the marketplace. His team has redefined what it means to be a responsible business. They work in collaboration with the firm’s people, clients and communities to co-design solutions that address society’s biggest challenges while upskilling people and creating economic value for the business.

His portfolio oversight includes PwC’s environmental sustainability efforts, not-for-profit governance think tank, and the firm’s pro-bono based ‘Solve for Society’ effort focused on working with clients to help connect business capabilities with community need that support systems change (not symptoms or band-aid solutions).

A proud leader to the PwC Canada Foundation and its signature initiative – PwC’s Young People Project –James’ team has scaled the delivery of funding, volunteer efforts and learning sessions in the areas of digital literacy training, coaching and meaningful mentorship experiences to over 20,000 young people across Canada.

James serves on the Board of Directors for the Philanthropic Foundations of Canada and is a member of the not-for-profit committee of the Risk Oversight and Governance Board at CPA Canada. He has also appeared before the Senate of Canada’s Special Committee on the Charitable Sector and is a frequent keynote speaker on leadership and systems change.

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


  • Corporate Responsibility


  • Ryerson University