The International Corporate Citizenship Research Network is the first
international research network in corporate citizenship, formed by leading
researchers from Australian, British and American University based research
centres. One of the purposes is to invite comment and input from interested
individuals or organizations. The websites of the member institutions
feature their respective research projects and information on publications,
news, conferences and internet resources.
Center for Corporate Community Relations, Boston College, US
Contact: Barb Altman: email BarbAlt@aol.com
Responsibility: The Americas
Citizenship Research Unit, Deakin University, Australia
Contact: Mark Glazebrook email firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsibility: Australia and Asia
An autonomous, international institution established by the Danish Government.
Focusing on social cohesion, TCC strives to promote voluntary partnerships
between business, government and civil society. The website features amongst
other things research projects, case studies and a global events calendar.
MORI Corporate Social Responsibility
Research: An independent, international market and opinion research
agency. Many of the polls it conducts explicitly address corporate social
responsibility. Besides the polls this site offers an overview of www-resources
SRI Studies, developed
by an individual (Lloyd Kurtz), is intended as a resource for people interested
in the impact of social screening on investment performance. It offers
a huge bibliography, a review of relevant works and a great list of studies
in the field of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI).
New Academy of
Business: A British-based independent business school, whose purpose
is to help change the way business works through education, learning and
action. The site offers information on course opportunities, research
projects, and initiatives and organizations that deal with Corporate Citizenship
and Social Responsibility in its broadest sense. Most of them are driven
by various companies. Lots of information for corporations is offered
on these websites. This provides an insight into the business point of
The Prince of Wales Business
Leaders Forum: An international organization which promotes responsible
business practices internationally that benefit business and society.
Its membership consists of more than 65 of the world's leading multinational
companies. The website is the portal to CSR. It is a huge database on
all issues, programs, events and media reporting in this field.
Business in the Community:
An initiative (with a core membership of 700 UK based companies) to promote
Business Excellence by encouraging business to measure and report its
impact on the environment, workplace, marketplace and the community. The
site features the business view on all CSR-related topics, like environmental
issues, community involvement or diversity in the workplace. Furthermore
information about (case) studies, events, and literature can be found.
The resource site of Business in the Community. It is supposed to help
corporations with their CSR efforts and features all the impact areas,
CSR-guides as well as self assessment tools for businesses.
Business for Social Responsibility
(BSR): A membership organization, based in San Francisco, for companies
of all sizes and sectors. It shall help companies to be commercially successful
in ways that socially/environmentally responsible. This is reflected in
the content of the site: topic overviews, a magazine, resources, information
on all issues, news and conferences that deal with CSR. Some services
are for members only. Interaction on specific issues in public and private
discussion groups possible.
CSR Europe: A business
network that should help companies to achieve profitability by placing
CSR in their mainstream business practice. Besides news on latest developments
in Europe this site offers recent survey data and a huge databank on best
Board: A business membership and research network, linking executives
from different companies, industries, and countries. Its purpose is to
improve business enterprise and enhance the contribution of business to
society. Therefore the site offers information on all relevant councils,
conferences, working groups and publications in the area.
Citizenship Company: A consulting firm that offers research, consultancy
and publications to help businesses with their corporate citizenship efforts.
Their website features all kinds of information on the scope of CSR from
a business point of view as well as further resources like publications,
articles and websites.
Corporate Responsibility Group: A London based group that wants to
act as a forum for corporate professionals working in the field of corporate
social responsibility. It is made up of ca. 50 leading companies from
the UK. Relevant CSR issues, information on how to establish respective
programs and comments on policy are parts of the site.
The World Business Council
for Sustainable Development: A coalition of 150 international companies
committed to sustainable development. Amongst other things the site contains
case studies, a newscenter, guides how to develop CSR activities and links
to a network of many organizations in the field and their projects all
over the world.
Coalition for Environmentally
Responsible Economies (CERES): A U.S. coalition of environmental,
investor, and advocacy groups working in the area of sustainable development.
Information on news, events and publications are included in the page.
Business Partners for
Development (BPD): A project-based initiative that studies and promotes
strategic examples of partnerships involving business, civil society and
government working together for the development of communities around
the world. Different areas of activity, like "Water & Sanitation"
or "Global Partnership For Youth Development" are closely featured.
CSRwire: The only
newswire service devoted solely to CSR issues. Besides news this site
has the press releases of relevant organizations and corporations as well
as company ratings.
for Tomorrow's Company: A UK think-tank researching and stimulating
the development of a "new agenda for business". The Centre advocates
an inclusive approach, focused on establishing and maintaining good stakeholder
relationships. This is covered on the website in many articles, speeches