Organizations Promoting Corporate
Ethical, Social & Environmental Responsibility
(USA) "In A-C the editors focus on news, commentary, research, trends, and
actions of key players shaping ’accountability’ and the impact on
individuals, business organizations, public agencies and social
(Italy) "Avanzi was founded in 1997. Our mission has
always been to become an independent and credible player
in the field of sustainable development. To achieve our
goal we put ethics at heart of our work, and this is why
we have been able to build our reputation through our
work with businesses, NGO, local governments and even
the EU Commission."
(Global) "B Lab is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves a
global movement of entrepreneurs using the power of
business to solve social and environmental problems. B
Lab serves these entrepreneurs through three
interrelated initiatives that provide them the legal
infrastructure and help them attract the customers,
talent, and capital to scale."
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
(Global) "We work with everyone to advance human
rights in business. We track the human rights abuse and
advances of companies around the world, and help the
vulnerable eradicate abuse."
for Social Responsibility
(Global) "Our mission is to work with
business to create a just and sustainable world. We
envision a world in which everyone can lead a prosperous
and dignified life within the boundaries of the Earth′s
Business in the
(UK) "Business in the Community is the Prince’s Responsible
Business Network. Our members work together to tackle a wide range of
issues that are essential to creating a fairer society and a more
Canada’s Top 100
(Canada) "Canada’s Top 100 Employers is an
annual editorial competition to recognize the nation’s
best places to work. Our project aims to identify the
companies and organizations that lead their industries
in attracting and retaining employees.’"
Canadian Business for Social
(Canada) "The premier network in Canada to advance
corporate citizenship and sustainability. Access
research to issues impacting your business; participate
in learning and networking events; and increase
visibility for your valuable work."
(Canada) "CBERN aims to promote knowledge-sharing and
partnerships within the field of business ethics and across private,
governmental, voluntary and academic sectors. CBERN also aims to support
work from inception to dissemination, from graduate student research and
fellowship opportunities to promoting the projects of established
Carol Adams --
Towards Sustainable Business
Publishes leading research and comment concerning
sustainable business theory and practice.
"USA) "Working to curb corporate abuses and make
corporations publicly accountable."
Excellence in CSR
(Canada) "The Centre for Excellence on Corporate Social Responsibility is
being developed by CIM as one of the four pillars of the Canadian
government’s action plan on CSR... this site will
become the hub of knowledge on CSR-related practices and approaches as
they apply to the extractive sector."
(USA) "At Ceres, our mission is to mobilize investor and business
leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy. Changing
capital market practices to incorporate long-term environmental and
social risks instead of merely relying on short-term returns as a
measure of economic health is a key component of our work."
(China) "ChinaCSR.com provides news and information devoted to
helping corporate social responsibility professionals act on new trends
and forge new paths of their own."
(USA) "Corporate Governance (CorpGov.net) was founded in 1995 to
provide news, commentary and a network for those interested in
transforming an arcane subject, discussed at a snail′s pace in academia
and by a few dozen practitioners, to a more practical discipline where
knowledge is shared and put into practice by investors and corporations
at much closer to the speed of light."
Officer (magazine by subscription)
(USA) "The Corporate Responsibility Officer... dedicated to increasing the professional capacity of the newest
corporate leadership role—the Corporate Responsibility Officer."
(UK) "Corporate Watch undertakes research on the social and environmental impact of large
(USA) "CSRHub provides access to corporate social
responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on 13,736+
companies from 135 industries in 127 countries. Managers, researchers
and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how
stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices and seek ways to change the
(Canada) "Our mission is to champion the application of ethical
values in the decision-making process of business and other
organizations. We operate in a non-judgmental and inclusive way to
explore and promote the positive role of ethical decision making. We
serve as a forum and catalyst for constructive discussion and debate."
(UK) "Since 2001 we have provided ethical research information on
1000s of companies & brands, promoting positive policies and development
in three key areas: Human Rights; Environment; and Animal Rights."
(UK) "For over 20 years Ethical Consumer has been the hub of
the ethical consumer movement. Our mission is to make global business
more sustainable through consumer pressure. We are an independent,
not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder co-operative with open membership,
founded in 1989 and based in Manchester."
(USA) "Ethical Systems bridges research by leaders in
academia and the corporate world. We all share the conviction—backed by
research—that in the long run, good ethics is good business. We believe
that integrity in business can be enhanced by wise leaders who take a
systems approach to their organizations and the environments in which
they operate. All collaborators participate as a public service,
dedicated to a common mission."
(Canada) "Our mission is to help organizations and individuals behave
more ethically... We provide a range of original research, management
tools, training solutions, and organizational analysis for executives,
consumers, investors, civil society organizations, development officers
and other stakeholders who want to enhance, benchmark and verify an
organization′s ethical standards, integrity practices and
(USA) "Mission: To disseminate information and strengthen
understanding of the critical issues of institutional governance,
business ethics and anti-corruption, by reporting on key developments
and providing a forum for diverse opinions."
(USA) "The Ethisphere® Institute is the
global leader in defining and advancing the standards of
ethical business practices that fuel corporate
character, marketplace trust and business success. We
have a deep expertise in measuring and defining core
ethics standards using data-driven insights that help
companies enhance corporate character."
Executive Pay Watch
(USA) AFL-CIO Union supported website. Reports on executive
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
(Norway) "The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
is a global Standard to promote openness and accountable management of
natural resources. It seeks to strengthen government and company
systems, inform public debate, and enhance trust. In each implementing
country it is supported by a coalition of governments, companies and
civil society working together."
(UK) "GoodCorporation is recognised worldwide as one of the leading
organisations working in the field of corporate responsibility and
Global Alliance for
Banking on Values
(USA) "The Global Alliance for Banking on Values is
an independent network of banks using finance to deliver
sustainable development for unserved people, communities
and the environment."
(Netherlands) "The Global Reporting
Initiative (GRI) is a leading organization in the
sustainability field. GRI promotes the use of
sustainability reporting as a way for organizations to
become more sustainable and contribute to sustainable
Governance & Accountability Institute
(USA) "The Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. is a
global research, news and trend monitoring, editorial services /
publishing, analysis, and advisory [services] organization serving
leaders and boards of organizations in the corporate (private), public
and social/institutional sectors."
(Switzerland) "Inrate is a leading independent
sustainability rating agency active in Europe. It is
based in Switzerland and has more than 20 years of
experience in linking its know-how on sustainability
with the financial markets. Our mission is to be an
integral part of the global financial infrastructure by
providing sustainability intelligence that allows
capital markets to redirect investment flows toward a
more sustainable economy."
Institute of Business
(UK) "The Institute of Business Ethics was
established in 1986 to encourage high standards of
business behaviour based on ethical values.."
Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)
(UK) "The IHRB is a global centre of
excellence and expertise (a think & do tank) on the
relationship between business and internationally
proclaimed human rights standards."
International Business Ethics Institute
(USA/UK) "The IBEI is a non-profit educational
organization that was founded in 1994 in response to the
growing need for transnationalism in the field of
organizational ethics and integrity. IBEI was the first
organization devoted to helping organizations develop
truly global ethics and integrity programs."
International Business Standards Organization (IBSO)
(Israel) "Our mission is to support
sustainable global development through the strengthening
of worldwide economic integration by providing
evaluative and ethical standards for public and private
institutions and companies actively involved in
international trade and finance."
International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM)
(Global) "ICMM is an international organisation
dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining
industry. Bringing together 23 mining and metals
companies and 33 regional and commodities associations
we strengthen environmental and social performance. We
serve as a catalyst for change; enhancing mining′s
contribution to society."
International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC)
(UK) "The IIRC’s remit is to create a globally accepted
framework for accounting for sustainability: a framework
which brings together financial, environmental, social
and governance information in a clear, concise,
consistent and comparable format - put briefly, in an
(USA) "We are a grassroots, web-based
community dedicated to chronicling and resisting
corporate attacks on democracy, worker’s and human
rights, fair trade, business ethics and the environment.
Our shared goal of a more informed and conscious
consumer is being accomplished via this website: a vast
database of easily searchable corporate and political
info designed to aid responsible citizens, progressive
thinkers and activists."
National CSR Awards
(UK) "The inaugural National CSR Awards, founded by Business@Brooklands is
designed to celebrate business excellence and innovation within the area
of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). It is the only one of its kind
in the UK; encompassing all areas of CSR including Sustainability,
Carbon Footprinting, Community Development, Staff Welfare and
(USA) Among other things, this site has detailed
information of political contributions by companies.
Investment Research Consultants Ltd. (PIRC)
(UK) "PIRC is Europe′s largest independent
corporate governance and shareholder advisory
consultancy with over 25 years experience in providing
proxy research services to institutional investors on
governance and other ESG issues."
(USA) "ProxyMonitor.org, a website sponsored by the Manhattan
Institute’s Center for Legal Policy, sheds light on the influence of
outside shareholder proposals on publicly traded corporations."
Republic of Mining
(Canada) "Republic Of Mining.com aims to build awareness
among the media, the general public and political decision makers about
the economic and social benefits of sustainable mining practices in the
21st Century. These benefits include poverty alleviation and employment
for First Nations communities and significant tax revenues for
(Australia/Hong Kong) "With customers at over 150 of the
region′s leading Power, Energy, Metals, Mining, Government and
Financials firms, RepuTex is Australia′s largest provider of energy and
emissions market analysis."
International Center for Corporate Accountability, Inc.
(USA) "SICCA is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to making
the impact of global business as positive as it can be for shareholders
and stakeholders at international, national and local levels. Based at
the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College of The City University of
Singapore Compact for CSR
(Singapore) "The Singapore Compact is a not-for-profit multi-stakeholder and
membership-based organisation. The comparatively low annual subscription
fee aims to promote CSR in Singapore by encouraging wider
Stewardship Action Council
(USA)"The SAC is about a collaboration of ideas and ideals
towards the responsible stewardship of earth′s resources, including
natural, ecological, and human... Our members include representatives from the
academic, state government, non-governmental, investment and industrial
and services sectors."
(USA) "We provide global news and networking services to help green
business grow. Rather than covering a slice of the industry, we offer
visitors a unique lens on the field as a whole, covering all sectors
that impact sustainability: renewable energy/ efficiency, green
building, green investing, and organics."
(USA) "The Sustainable Investment Institute (Si2), a
non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., conducts impartial
research and publishes reports on organized efforts to influence
corporate behavior on social and environmental issues."
Corporate Governance and Sustainability International
(UK) "CGSIG is now associated with the Centre for
Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility, Leeds
Metropolitan University. It aims at promoting open
discussions, dialogues and debates, and sharing best
ideas, values, practices and innovations of corporate
governance, responsibility and sustainable development
around the world, the ideas, values and practices that
are grounded in local contexts and embedded in specific
societies, but understood or shared by other
(USA) "With twenty-five years of experience helping
organizations and individuals understand and make
meaningful progress toward sustainability, The Natural
Step has offices, associates or strategic partners in 13
countries. Through education, dialogue, coaching and
advice The Natural Step provides its partners and
clients with deep expertise in sustainability,
solutions-oriented innovation and transformational
Corporate Social Responsibility website
(UK) "We have an ambitious vision for UK businesses to consider the economic,
social and environmental impacts of their activities, wherever they
operate in the world."
(UK) "Verisk Maplecroft′s unique portfolio of risk analytics,
expert country risk research, mapping and risk calculator technology
forms a vital part of the risk management processes of multinational
companies, financial institutions, governments and NGOs."
We Mean Business
(Global) "We Mean Business is a coalition of organizations
working with thousands of the world′s most influential businesses and
investors. These businesses recognize that the transition to a low
carbon economy is the only way to secure sustainable economic growth and
prosperity for all. To accelerate this transition, we have formed a
common platform to amplify the business voice, catalyze bold climate
action by all, and promote smart policy frameworks."
Council for Sustainable Development WBCSD
(Global) "WBCSD) is a CEO-led organization of
forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community
to create a sustainable future for business, society and the