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Corporate Social Responsibility Rankings
The following web resources provide various rankings of corporations for their involvement in social responsibility.
3BL Association's 100 Best Corporate Citizens
Large, corporations are analyzed in 8 categories: Climate Change, Employee Relations, Environment, Financial, Governance, Human Rights, Lobbying and Philanthropy. Refer to the PDF for the most recent list. There is also a detailed discussion of the methodology of the rankings under "Climate Change, Employee Relations, Environment, Financial, Governance, Human Rights, Lobbying and Philanthropy."
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
The indexes provided here allow asset managers to analyze "reliable and objective benchmarks to manage sustainability portfolios." Look under "Data" and "Publications" for the most recent and fulsome information on corporations, separated by geographic region.
Climate Counts Company Scorecard
This annually updated scorecard reflects the self-reported efforts of companies to address climate change.
Basic corporate social responsibility ratings in four areas: Community, Employees, Environment, and Governance. Details are available by subscription.
Certified Facilities & Companies
Certified Facility List (WRAP)
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) is an independent, global non-profit organization dedicated to the certification of facilities engaged in lawful, humane and ethical production.
ekobai Certfied Companies
Ekobai.com is a unique, independent online platform where buyers can locate suppliers who have achieved excellence in environmental, ethical and social issues.
Producer Profiles (Fair Trade USA)
Fair Trade USA is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States.
SA-8000 Certified Facilities List (SAI)
SA8000-Certified by Social Accountability International
Centers, Institutes, and Associations
The following is a list of organizations that relate to business ethics or coporate social responsibility.
Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
"A leader in corporate responsibility since 1992, BSR works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration."
Center for Social Innovation: Corporate Social Responsibility
Stanford University's Center for Social Innovation lists research resources in a variety of areas, one of which is corporate social responsibility. Resources include articles and lectures, among others. Please not some resources are restricted to the Stanford Community.
Ethics Resource Center (ERC)
"ERC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization, dedicated to independent research that advances high ethical standards and practices in public and private institutions."
European Corporate Governance Institute
"The ECGI is an international scientific non-profit association. We provide a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice."
International Business Ethics Institute
"The Institute is dedicated to disseminating business ethics information to demonstrate the positive, tangible changes that responsible business can generate."
Social Venture Circle
"Social Venture Circle (SVC) is a membership network that equips entrepreneurs, impact investors, and capacity-builders with connections, money, and expertise in order to build businesses that drive the NEXT economy: one that is regenerative, equitable and prosperous for all."
Social Accountability International
"SAI is a non-governmental, international, multi-stakeholder organization dedicated to improving workplaces and communities by developing and implementing socially responsible standards."
Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative (CSRI) Research and Publications
The Harvard Kennedy School's CSRI makes its publications, including reports and working papers, available on their site.
SEC Sustainability Disclosure Search
"The Ceres-CookESG SEC Sustainability Disclosure Search helps you understand how companies are tackling material risks and opportunities they face from climate change. The tool scours the text of SEC annual (10-K) filings and automatically identifies disclosure related to climate change."