Social Responsibility

Business for Social Responsibility  “is a US-based global resource for companies seeking to sustain their commercial success in ways that demonstrate respect for ethical values, people, communities and the environment.”

Center for Ethical Business Cultures “Assisting business leaders in creating ethical and profitable business cultures at the enterprise, community and global levels”.

Ceres “is a coalition of 54 investor, environmental, religious, labor and social justice groups”.

Earthwatch Institute “is an international nonprofit organization which supports scientific field research worldwide to improve our understanding and management of the Earth”.

Global Business Network “is a unique network of organizations and individuals committed to re-perceiving the present in order to anticipate the future and better manage strategic response”

GreenMoney “We promote the awareness of socially and environmentally responsible business, investing and consumer resources. Our goal is to educate and empower individuals and businesses to make informed financial decisions through aligning their corporate and financial principles”.

Hispanic Assoc on Corporate Responsibility “HACR strives to ensure that there is an equitable participation of the Hispanic community in corporate America”.

Los Angeles Dept of Water and Power – Green site Nice example of a major metropolitan utility actively promoting Green Power (solar, water, wind, geo-thermal). Users can sign up online and change to Green Power.

Patagonia Top end mountaineering clothing and a deep commitment to the environment. Employees can take sabbaticals for environmental causes, they only use organic cotton in clothes, they provide daycare, etc, etc.

Rocky Mountain Institute “is a nonprofit research and educational foundation with a vision across boundaries. Its mission is to foster the efficient and sustainable use of resources as a path to global security”.

Social Investment Forum “offers comprehensive information, contacts & resources on socially responsible investing”.

Social Venture Network “has advanced the movement for social responsibility in business and played a role in creating a more just, humane and sustainable society. We’ve brought together some of the most interesting and thoughtful people on the planet and created a place where socially conscious entrepreneurs can meet, teach, support and create new ventures with each other”.

Solar Living Institute A 501(c)(3) spinoff from Real Goods with a “mission is to promote sustainable living through inspirational environmental education.”

The World Business  Academy “Building a better world through business”


The Ethics Connection  The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, focused on ethics in business, health care, technology, public policy and education, has developed practical tools and training to help people figure out for themselves the right thing to do. The site features a thread-driven interactive forum for exploring ethics issues.

Ethics Resource Center The ERC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization whose vision is an ethical world. Its mission is to be a leader and a catalyst in fostering ethical practices in individuals and institutions. The ERC fulfills its vision and mission through its groundbreaking ethics work in four core leadership areas: Institution & Coalition Development, Research & Knowledge Building, Education & Advocacy and Consulting & Technical Assistance.

The Foundation for Ethics and Meaning “seeks to reawaken and foster the simple yet transformative belief that people are yearning for meaningful connection to others and to a purpose greater than themselves. We challenge our prevailing cultural emphasis on material self-interest by encouraging a spirit of caring and a process of mutual recognition that will nourish inclusive, sustainable, and just communities”.

Josephson Institute of Ethics. Nonprofit and nonpartisan organization based in Los Angeles. In addition to their work with businesses, law enforcement groups and government agencies, they administer the national CHARACTER COUNTS!Coalition and the Foundations for Life writing program.


Affordable Colleges Online. Student guide to online accounting degrees. College affordability tips and career outlook for professionals with accounting degrees. Ranking of nation’s Best Online Accounting Degrees.

The Committee for Economic Development is an “independent, nonpartisan policy research group of business leaders and educators committed to a stronger and more productive economy, a freer global trading system, and greater opportunity for all Americans”.

The Conference Board is a “business membership and research organization where you can gain cross-industry knowledge and share experiences & best practices with executives from more than 3,000 organizations in 67 countries”

Corporate Governance. “Enhancing. the return on capital through increased accountability”.

Fast Company Unique magazine focused on high-tech companies, how they can be creative and socially responsible, and how it is just good business to do so.

Global Reporting The Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Reporting Guidelines represent the most comprehensive global framework for sustainability reporting, encompassing the triple bottom line of economic, environmental, and social issues. The Guidelines bring reporters and report users alike one major step closer to elevating sustainability reporting to a level expected of financial reporting.


The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

The Chronicle of Philanthropy  An electronic database of all corporate and foundation grants listed in The Chronicle of Philanthropy since 1995. Subscriptions are available.

Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management Articles from Leader to Leader, the Foundation’s quarterly journal, and has a management evaluation checklist for nonprofit organizations.

Federal Grants Management Publications from Thompson Publishing Group “provide news and regulatory information about topics including compliance and audits”

The Foundation Center. Search private and community foundations, corporate grant makers, and public charities by name for basic information and rank by market value of assets and total giving. Includes grant guides with detailed descriptions of grants awarded by top foundations. Scans fund-raising news and grantmaker information, and contains an online store

Grantmakers In Health contains information on the field of health philanthropy.

Grantsmanship Center delivers training and publications to nonprofit organizations and government agencies related to grant writing. Contains a database of community foundations, governmental, and international funding sources; current Federal Register grant information; an online magazine; and a listing of publications.

Idealist “Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives. “.

Ministry Watch  An online database which profiles several large ministries in the United States and provides ratings on charities based on fiscal responsibility. Also contains guidance about becoming a responsible giver.

The National Consumers Leagues.  Includes press releases, news articles, and brochures on a variety of topics related to consumer protection and promotion of economic and social interests.  The official U.S. government website with more than millions of pages of government information and a keyword search engine.