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Sustainability: Business

The AU Sustainability Office embraces the United Nations definition of sustainability: meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Selected Public Web Sites

Ethics Resource Center (ERC)

An 87-year old nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to independent research that advances high ethical standards and practices in public and private institutions, ERC is the home of the biennial National Business Ethics Survey, the most exacting longitudinal research effort examining organizational ethics from the employee perspective.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

An independent, international nonprofit organization which features information on over 4,000 companies, more than 180 countries, and hundreds of issues and topics. The website provides links to thousands of publications, reports, and guides, including reports of corporate misconduct as well as extensive lists of related sites.

Eldis: Corporate Responsibility Resource Guide

Eldis provides news, reports and information on international development issues and maintains an excellent resource guide on corporate responsibility.  Eldis, formerly the Electronic Development and Environment Information System, is one of a family of knowledge services from the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex (UK). 

Institute for Global Ethics

The Institute promotes ethical behavior and integrity in schools, corporations and governments through research and programming.  It includes the Center for Corporate Ethics which provides consulting services to businesses including “ethical fitness” training. 

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)

BSR is an international organization which 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.  See their links for “Research” and “Resources.”

Corporate Social Responsibility: An Implementation Guide for Business

A 115-page guide from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (2007)

The Ethical Enterprise: Doing the Right Things in the Right Ways Today and Tomorrow

"A global study of business ethics 2005-2015" in the form of an 87-page report from the American Management Association (2006).

Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire (CSRwire)

A leading source of CSR and sustainability news, reports, events and information.

 

Company Rankings & Reports

Corporate Social Responsibility Ratings

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