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Philosophy Resources: Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR

Social Responsibility is the responsibility of [individuals or] an organization for the impacts of its decisions and activities on society and the environment, through transparent and ethical behavior that: (1) Contributes to sustainable development, including health and the welfare of society; (2) Takes into account the expectations of stakeholders; (3) Is in compliance with applicable law and consistent with international norms of behavior; and is integrated throughout the organization and practiced in its relationships.

--UPS Code of Business Conduct

Books & Journals

Environmental & Sustainability Justice and Ethics

Websites

Professional Societies for Environmental Ethics

  • Bioneers
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    romotes practical environmental solutions and innovative social strategies for restoring Earth's imperiled ecosystems and healing our human communities.
  • Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE)
    Links networks of small and medium-sized independent businesses in the U.S. and Canada, helping them to build healthy, diversified, and successful local economies.
  • Centre for Human Ecology
    A network of professionals, activists and academics. Offers postgraduate courses and professional development and works w/ organizations to improve their environmental and social performance.
  • Earthjustice
    A non-profit public interest law firm representing organizations and communities in environmental law cases.
  • Ecoagriculture Partners
    Works with farmers, conservationists, researchers, leaders in rural development, entrepreneurs and policymakers around the world to sustain, develop and promote ecoagriculture.
  • EcoIQ
    Provides media and educational products and services to promote the transition to sustainability.
  • Ecojustice
    Canada’s leading non-profit organization of lawyers and scientists devoted to protecting the air, water, wildlife and natural spaces.
  • Forum on Science and Innovation for Sustainable Development
    Linking individuals, institutions, and networks engaged in the field of science and technology for sustainability and serving as a resource for the latest research, events, and opportunities in sustainability science.
  • Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability
    Identifies the characteristics (economic, cultural and environmental) of a truly sustainable society, articulates how the necessary transition can be effected and promotes the implementation of the measures required for this purpose.
  • Harmony Foundation of Canada
    Innovation & Leadership in Sustainable Development Education
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development
    Champions sustainable development around the world through innovation, partnerships, research and communications.
  • Millennium Institute
    Includes models and tools for sustainability planning around the world.
  • National Wildlife Federation
    Educates and assists individuals and organizations in conserving wildlife and other natural resources.
  • Natural Capital Institute
    Develops principles and practices, and initiates projects, for environmental restoration, with emphasis on natural capital, green business, biomimicry, innovative design, and social justice.
  • New Urbanism
    A leading and well respected informational website promoting good urbanism, smart transportation, transit oriented development, and sustainability. NewUrbanism.org is independently owned and operated and is not connected to any organization, corporation, or public entity.
  • Resilience Alliance
    A multidisciplinary research group that explores the dynamics of complex adaptive systems to discover foundations for sustainability.
  • Rocky Mountain Institute
    Leading organization that fosters efficient and restorative use of resources, inspiring business, civil society, and government to design integrative solutions that create true wealth.
  • Sierra Club
    The oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States.
  • Society for Human Ecology
    An international interdisciplinary professional society that promotes the use of an ecological perspective in research, education, and application.
  • Southern Forests Network
    A community of people throughout the U.S. South who are working to conserve private forestlands & cultivate sustainable forest-based economies.
  • Sustainable Development Media Think Tank
    International media vehicle dedicated to good governance, conservation, environmentalism, changing lifestyles, renewable energy, and climate change.
  • Thai Ecotrade
    Ccollects and sorts many types of computer and related items and recycles them by de-manufacturing the components and selling the individual raw materials, or by reselling the useful parts.
  • The Institute for Local Self Reliance
    Provides innovative strategies, working models, tools, and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development.
  • Western Watersheds Project
    Project to protect and restore western watersheds and wildlife through education, public policy initiatives and litigation.
  • WiserEarth
    International directory and networking forum that maps and connects the hundreds of thousands of organizations and concerned individuals worldwide that address social justice, poverty, and the environment.
  • Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives
    ZERI is a global network of creative minds seeking solutions to world challenges. The common vision shared by the members of the ZERI family is to view waste as a resource and seek solutions using nature's design principles as inspiration.