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Links


 
Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)  - An excellent resource for learning about corporate social responsibility (CSR). Includes research,  news summaries, best practices and other topical resources.

Canadian Centre for Social Entrepreneurship - An information clearinghouse on the latest developments in social entrepreneurship in Canada and internationally.

Canadian CED Network - A website dedicated to local economic development as a way of simultaneously achieving social and economic objectives while also addressing socio-economic inequalities.

Canadian Cooperative Association  An umbrella organization to promote, develop and unite cooperatives and credit unions. CCA publishes a newsletter entitled "Concern for Community"

Ethical Investors Group / Groupe d'investissement éthique
EIG is a Montreal-based investment club that maintains a portfolio made up self-picked, socially responsible (SR) investments. The group's mission includes; 1) purchasing equity in socially responsible firms; 2) providing capital to economically disadvantaged individuals with promising business projects; 3) demonstrating that financial returns can be obtained in tandem with environmental and social dividends; and 4) promoting socially- and environmentally-responsible business practices and investment decisions.

EthicsCentre.ca (formerly Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy) The Centre explores and promotes the role of ethics in the conduct of all business by corporations, organizations and individuals.

Ethics Toolkit for Managers - An easy-to-follow resource by Carter McNamara outlining the basics of business ethics and why they are important to your workplace.

Kairos  is an ecumenical coalition of churches in Canada which promotes socially and environmentally responsible practices among Canadian-based corporations. In 1999 it published Benchmarks which laid out a comprehensive set of social and environmental performance indicators for business covering human rights, labour and environmental standards and principles.

International Business Ethics (University of Pittsburgh) -  contains information on business ethics cases, cultural contexts, legal codes and stakeholder priorities in a number of countries around the globe.

International Development Ethics Association (IDEA) A resource for academics and international development practitioners for considering ethical dimensions of international development and globalization.

Social Investment Organization - A comprehensive resource for socially responsible investment in Canada.

TurnAround Couriers - a socially responsible bicycle courier business that recruits youth at risk to be both the bicycle couriers and the back office staff in an attempt to enable youth at risk to gain the experience, confidence and financial means to enter the job market


 


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