What We Do
Helping current and future business leaders - current and future - integrate sustainability into business strategy and practices
The Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship, formerly known as the AIC Institute for Corporate Citizenship, 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. Currently, our research focuses on three themes: sustainability strategy, social entrepreneurship and responsible investment.
The Lee-Chin Institute’s primary focus is to help current leaders make sense of options, opportunities and approaches to sustainable business. 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. The Lee-Chin Institute is proceeding on the basis of the insight that global business leaders need new ways of thinking about the role of their business in society and new tools to help them do it.
What we are thinking about: corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility, sustainability strategy, social innovation, social impact, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, responsible investment, social finance, impact investing, institutional investors, catastrophic failure, risk management, meltdown, rethinkrisk.net, inclusive prosperity, gender, diversity, equal hiring, capitalism, shareholder value, short-termism, the virtue matrix, the overvaluation trap, fixing the game, getting beyond better, openimpact.ca