Environmental Organizations & Resources
Helpful For Ethical Investing Research
(UK) "CDP investor initiatives – backed in
2015 by more than 822 institutional investors
representing an excess of US$95 trillion in assets –
give investors access to a global source of year-on-year
information that supports long-term objective analysis.
This includes evidence and insight into companies’
greenhouse gas emissions, water usage and strategies for
managing climate change, water and deforestation risks."
(USA) "Context Institute is devoted to helping you –
and others like you – birth a brighter future for
yourself, for humanity and for the earth. We do this by
focusing on positive cultural change toward a humane and
sustainable world, all based on our 35 years of
experience doing this work."
Cruelty Free Investing
(USA) "Our staff researched every corporation on the three major
stock exchanges (NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX) and put every company into one of
two categories – companies that exploit animals, and companies that do
not. On each list, you can click on the name of a company, and see how
that company uses (or does not use) animals."
(Canada) "We collaborate with Canadians from all walks of life,
including government and business, to conserve our environment and find
solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based
research, education and policy work."
Deforestation Free Funds: Palm Oil
(Global) "Palm oil production - a $61 billion industry in 2014 - is
the fastest growing cause of rainforest destruction today, and
rainforest destruction is the second biggest driver of climate change
after the burning of fossil fuels."
(Canada) "e3 Plus is an on-line information resource to help
companies exploring for minerals improve their social, environmental and
health and safety performance."
(USA) "The mission of EarthSave is to help people
make food choices that promote health, reduce health
care costs, and provide greater health independence."
Environmental News Bits
(USA) "Environmental News Bits is written and maintained by
Laura L. Barnes, who is the Sustainability Information Curator at the
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. She also serves as Executive
Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable."
(USA) "The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks how well
countries perform on high-priority environmental issues in two broad
policy areas: protection of human health from environmental harm and
protection of ecosystems."
(USA) "EWG drives consumer choice and civic action with its
game-changing investigations and research on toxics and environmental
health, food and agriculture, and water and energy."
Farm Animal Investment Risk
and Return (FAIRR)
(Global) "Established by Jeremy Coller,
Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Coller Capital, FAIRR and its
founding members believe that a worrying knowledge gap has emerged among
investors in relation to the material investment risks and opportunities
connected with intensive livestock farming and poor animal welfare
Global Footprint Network
(USA/Europe) "Global Footprint Network provides tools and programs
that can help countries thrive in a resource-constrained world. More
than ever, decision-makers are employing Ecological Footprint accounting
to manage their ecological capital, both now and for the future."
(USA) "Find safe, healthy, green, & ethical product reviews
based on scientific ratings."
(Canada) The Government of Canada's environment website.
(USA) "Grist is a source of intelligent, irreverent environmental
news and commentary that’s been around since 1999, when the internet was
made of rubber bands. We cover climate, energy, food, cities, politics,
business, green living, and the occasional adorable baby animal."
(USA) "The Institute for Responsible Technology is a world
leader in educating policy makers and the public about genetically
modified (GM) foods and crops. We investigate and report their risks and
impact on health, environment, the economy, and agriculture, as well as
the problems associated with current research, regulation, corporate
practices, and reporting."
Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT)
(USA) "IBAT for business is an innovative tool designed to
facilitate access to accurate and up-to-date biodiversity information to
support critical business decisions."
Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD)
(Israel) "ICSD based in Jerusalem, promotes and manifests an
inter-religious vision for environmental sustainability by encouraging
the cooperation and training of religious leaders, teachers, and others
on ecological issues."
Investor Environmental Health
(USA) "The Investor Environmental Health Network is a
collaborative partnership of investment managers, advised by
nongovernmental organizations, concerned about the financial and public
health risks associated with corporate toxic chemicals policies."
(USA/Canada) "OTA's mission is to promote and protect organic trade
to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy. OTA
envisions organic products becoming a significant part of everyday life,
enhancing people's lives and the environment."
(Canada) “We combine the research and technical
capacity of a think tank with the values and advocacy of
an environmental non-governmental organization (NGO) and
the entrepreneurial and business sense of a for-profit
consulting firm. This equips us with a unique ability to
employ multi-faceted and highly collaborative approaches
Plastic Disclosure Project
(UK) "PDP asks the business world to measure, manage, reduce and
benefit from plastic waste in order to create a world in which plastic
adds value for consumers and businesses without negatively impacting the
(USA) "Responsible Shopper reports on global research and campaign
information regarding the impact of major corporations on human rights,
social justice, environmental sustainability and more.”
Sustainable Development Solutions
(Global) "Launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in August
2012, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) mobilizes
scientific and technical expertise from academia, civil society, and the
private sector in support of sustainable development problem solving at
local, national, and global scales."
(USA) "This is Governance & Accountability Institute’s
proprietary research and monitoring platform for following trends, news,
commentary, research and other critical information related to
Sustainability and ESG factors (environmental & energy, social issues,
corporate governance) This platform is designed to the knowledge
management headquarters for enterprise sustainability issues and
(USA) "The Organic Center is your trusted, go-to
source of information for scientific research about
organic food and farming. We cover up-to-date studies on
sustainable agriculture and health, and collaborate with
academic and governmental institutions to fill gaps in
(Global) "WikiPositive uses collaboration to
focus on how companies are becoming a part of an
environmentally sustainable and socially just future. It
also brings awareness to how these healthy activities
might be undermined by unhealthy ones."