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The Lee-Chin Institute develops content and thought leadership materials to help current and future business leaders integrate sustainability into business strategy and practices.

The Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship (also known as the Lee-Chin Institute, or LCI) was created in late 2004 with the generous support of entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Lee-Chin.

The Lee-Chin Institute helps business leaders - current and future - integrate sustainability into business strategy and practices by actively developing and disseminating research, tools and curricula. The Lee-Chin Institute’s primary focus is to help current leaders make sense of options, opportunities and approaches to sustainable business.

The Lee-Chin Institute is comprised of top management thinkers, business practitioners, and leading scholars. Our fellows are chosen to support and honour work relating to the area of sustainability, while the Grant Review Panel and Advisory Board help to govern our various research initiatives.

Currently, our research focuses on three themes:

  • Sustainability strategy,
  • Social entrepreneurship and
  • Responsible investment/impact investment.

The scope of the institute is necessarily international with some emphasis on Canadian leaders, particularly those who are competing successfully in international markets. The secondary focus is on students and potential students – future business leaders – to ensure they are equipped to understand and make responsible decisions for their organizations.

To find out more about the LCI, click here to view our most recent annual report.

To find out about the research that we conduct at the LCI, click here.

To find out about the research that we sponsor at the LCI, click here.

To find out more about the LCI staff, fellows and advisory board, click here.

What we do

What We Do

Helping current and future business leaders - current and future - integrate sustainability into business strategy and practices

Who we are

Who We Are

The Lee-Chin institute is comprised of top management thinkers, business practitioners, and leading scholars. Our fellows are chosen to support and honour work relating to the area of sustainability, while the Grant Review Panel and Advisory Board help to govern our various research initiatives.

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