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4C Association. Within the 4C Association, producers, trade & industry and civil society from around the world work together for more sustainability in the entire coffee sector.
http://www.4c-coffeeassociation.org/

AccountAbility is an independent, global, not-for-profit organization promoting accountability, sustainable business practices and corporate responsibility. It is a self-managed partnership, governed by its multi-stakeholder network.
http://www.accountability21.net/

African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) focuses on the continent of Africa, this nonprofit organization works to extend corporate citizenship in Africa through the development of tailored, solution-orientated consultants, working with companies and organizations.
http://www.aiccafrica.com/

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all.
http://www.amnesty.org/

Article 13 are specialist advisors in governance, business responsibility and sustainable development. This group develops policy and strategy through the use of research and engagement to deliver innovation, governance and organizational responsibility. They work with companies, governments and academic institutions to meet the growing pressure for better performance, whether it be social, environmental, ethical or economic.
http://www.article13.com/

Asian Institute of Management’s Center for Corporate Social Responsibility is involved in case writing and research, program development, executive education and training.
http://www.aim.edu/

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
http://www.accaglobal.com/

BankTrack is a network of civil society organisations and individuals tracking the operations of the private financial sector (commercial banks, investors, insurance companies, pension funds) and its effect on people and the planet. BankTrack members share the ambition to help contribute to a private financial sector accountable to society at large, whose operations contribute to creating healthy and just societies and preserve the ecological well being of the planet.
http://www.banktrack.org/

Best Practices Database contains over 2,650 proven solutions from more than 140 countries to the common social, economic and environmental problems of an urbanizing world. It demonstrates the practical ways in which public, private and civil society sectors are working together to improve governance, eradicate poverty, provide access to shelter, land and basic services, protect the environment and support economic development.
http://www.bestpractices.org/

Better Sugarcane Initiative (BSI) is a global multi-stakeholder non-profit initiative dedicated to reducing the environmental and social impacts of sugar cane production. It aims to achieve this with a Standard that measures these impacts accurately, and with the development of a system to certify that sustainable practices are being adhered to.
http://www.bettersugarcane.org/

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is an independent, international, non-profit organisation aiming at promoting greater awareness and informed discussion of important issues relating to business and human rights, in a collaborative partnership with Amnesty International sections and leading academic institutions.
http://www.business-humanrights.org/Home

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre is an independent, international, non-profit organisation aiming at promoting greater awareness and informed discussion of important issues relating to business and human rights, in a collaborative partnership with Amnesty International sections and leading academic institutions.
http://www.business-humanrights.org/Home

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) has more than a decade of experience working with companies to understand, plan, implement and account for their CSR performance. BSR’s unique combination of industry focus and breadth of CSR vision enables us to provide targeted assistance to companies to advance their CSR performance. We also bring valuable insight based on deep subject matter expertise and dedication to developing innovative business approaches to addressing social and environmental concerns.
http://www.bsr.org

Business in the Community is a unique independent business led charity whose purpose is to inspire, engage, and support and challenge companies, to continually improve the impact they have on society. With a current membership of over 750 companies, including 71 of the FTSE 100 and 82 per cent of the FTSE’s UK leading companies in their sector, together Business in the Community members employ 12.4 million people in over 200 countries worldwide, including 1 in 5 of the UK private sector workforce.
http://www.bitc.org.uk/index.html

Business Social Compliance Initiative is the broadest business-driven platform for the improvement of social compliance in the global supply chain.
http://www.bsci-eu.org/

Caux Round Table (CRT) is a group of senior business leaders from Europe, Japan and North America who are committed to the promotion of principled business leadership. The CRT believes that business has a crucial role in identifying and promoting sustainable and equitable solutions to key global issues affecting the physical, social and economic environments.
http://www.cauxroundtable.org/

Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC) assists leaders in creating ethical and profitable business cultures at the enterprise, community and global levels.
http://www.cebcglobal.org/

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) a leading source of information and analysis on the relationships among forests, poverty and the environment, and how management and governance arrangements affect livelihood and conservation outcomes.
http://www.cifor.cgiar.org/

Center for the Study of Philanthropy provides an ongoing national and international forum for research, discussion, and public education on philanthropic trends. The Center’s activities are interdisciplinary, with a particular emphasis on multicultural philanthropy.
http://www.philanthropy.org/

Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society exists to understand and promote the vital issues of sustainability, accountability and social responsibility, through research into key business relationships. The Centre will pursue a research agenda based on academic excellence, relevance to main user groups and accessibility in dissemination. In this way it will seek to contribute: Locally, through an active involvement in promoting greater levels of sustainability, accountability and social responsibility within regions, with an initial focus on the Welsh economy; Nationally, by acting as a national centre of excellence in the development of new theoretical perspectives and the pursuit of nationally relevant research; and Globally, by research aiming to develop sustainability, accountability and social responsibility within industries whose scope is global, and whose structure includes both Trans-national Corporations and small-to-medium sized enterprises.
http://www.brass.cf.ac.uk

Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS) exists to understand and promote the vital issues of sustainability, accountability and social responsibility, through research into key business relationships. The Centre will pursue a research agenda based on academic excellence, relevance to main user groups and accessibility in dissemination. In this way it will seek to contribute: Locally, through an active involvement in promoting greater levels of sustainability, accountability and social responsibility within regions, with an initial focus on the Welsh economy; Nationally, by acting as a national centre of excellence in the development of new theoretical perspectives and the pursuit of nationally relevant research; and Globally, by research aiming to develop sustainability, accountability and social responsibility within industries whose scope is global, and whose structure includes both Trans-national Corporations and small-to-medium sized enterprises.
http://www.brass.cf.ac.uk

Centre for Corporate Citizenship (CCC) at Boston College is affiliated with Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, it functions as an educational institution, a think tank, a consulting firm, and an information resource. It works on establishing corporate citizenship as a business essential, so all companies act as economic and social assets to the communities they have an impact on.
http://www.bc.edu/corporatecitizenship

Ceres is a national network of investment funds, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working to advance environmental stewardship on the part of businesses. Ceres is renowned for its unique ability to bring diverse groups together to find positive solutions for complex environmental and social challenges. Ceres’ mission is to move businesses, capital, and markets to advance lasting prosperity by valuing the health of the planet and its people.
http://www.ceres.org

CIVICUS is an international organization devoted to promoting civil society as a result of citizen action throughout the world. Their philosophy includes the belief that private action for public good can be expressed by many different organizations in a variety of ways, including dialogue with government and business.
http://www.civicus.org/

Clean Clothes Campaign is dedicated to improving working conditions and supporting the empowerment of workers in the global garment and sportswear industries.
http://www.cleanclothes.org/

Climate Neutral Network Climate Neutral Network. Initiative affiliated to UNEP open to all organizations. Facilitates the exchange of information on how organizations can achieve cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.
http://www.climateneutral.unep.org

Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy is a national business forum of CEOs with an agenda focused on corporate giving. The Committee pursues dual advocacy and facilitative roles in the cause of expended strategic philanthropy.
http://www.corporatephilanthropy.org/

Consumers International (CI) is the only independent global campaigning voice for consumers. With over 220 member organizations in 115 countries, we are building a powerful international consumer movement to help protect and empower consumers everywhere.
http://www.consumersinternational.org/

Corporate Citizenship Company offers research, consultancy and publications to help businesses succeed as good citizens of our changing global society. We have developed special strengths in: benchmarking; social and economic impact assessment; international issues management; community programme evaluation; reporting; and news briefing.
http://www.corporate-citizenship.co.uk

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative (CSRI) at the Kennedy School of Government Harvard University is a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder program that seeks to study and enhance the public role of the private enterprise. It explores the intersection of corporate responsibility, corporate governance and strategy, public policy, and the media. It bridges theory and practice, builds leadership skills, and supports constructive dialogue and collaboration among different sectors.
http://sparky.harvard.edu/m-rcbg/CSRI/index.html

Corporate Watch is independent not-for-profit research and publishing group which undertakes research on the social and environmental impact of large corporations, particularly multinationals. We aim to expose the mechanisms by which corporations function and the detrimental effects they have on society and the environment as an inevitable result of their current legal structure. Corporate Watch strives for a society that is ecologically sustainable, democratic, equitable and non-exploitative. Progress towards such a society may, in part, be achieved through dismantling the vast economic and political power of corporations and developing ecologically and socially just alternatives to the present economic system. Towards these ends, Corporate Watch: (1) Conducts research and analysis, raises awareness and contributes to public debate and education, (2) Aims to empower community groups that are concerned with economic developments and corporate interests that threaten their communities’ quality of life, and (3) Supports the work of public interest and educational groups.
http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/

CSR Asia value the economic sustainability of organisations as well as their environmental and social sustainability, therefore we operate according to professional business principles in order to promote CSR across the Asia Pacific region. Our principal sources of funding come from our Strategic Partners, training and conferences, advisory services to companies and advertising.
http://www.csr-asia.com/

CSR Bangladesh is being launched to provide services stakeholders including private and public sector and NGO sector start up to facilitate, expand and encourage CSR practice in Bangladesh. CSRBD is registered as a firm in 2008, the CSRB is a nonprofit organization and operates under the Societies Act 1860.
http://www.csrbangladesh.org/

CSR Europe is the leading European business network for corporate social responsibility with over 60 leading multinational corporations as members. Since its inception in 1995 by the then European Commission President Jacques Delors and leading European companies, the mission of CSR Europe has been to help companies integrate corporate social responsibility (CSR) into the way they do business, every day.
http://www.csreurope.org

CSR International is a community interest company, conceived in 2008 and formally launched in March 2009 by social entrepreneur, writer and academic, Wayne Visser, originator of the concept of CSR 2.0 and author/editor of five books on CSR, including The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility and Making A Difference.
http://www.csrinternational.org/

CSR Quest is dedicated to supporting learning and knowledge development in the field of business and society. The focus is on the 4CR framework which has been designed to integrate the various strands of corporate responsibility and to support stakeholder oriented strategic management. 4CR is a new initiative building an international network of universities, companies, organisations and individuals dedicated to strategic corporate responsibility and sustainability learning and knowledge development.
http://www.csrquest.net

CSR360 Global Partner Network is a network of independent organizations that encourage businesses in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
http://www.csr360.org

CSRwire is the world’s number one resource for corporate social responsibility news as well as the hub for an influential community that has realized the value and necessity of Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability.
http://www.csrwire.com/

Deutsches Netzwerk Wirtschafts-Ethik. Organization that seeks to promote business ethics in Germany and Europe. It provides a “ governance framework” on legal, economic, ecological, social issues.
http://www.dnwe.de/wertemanagement.php

EcoSesurities is a leading company in the business of sourcing, developing and trading emission reduction credits. EcoSecurities works with companies in developing and industrialising countries to create emission reduction credits from projects that reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
http://www.ecosecurities.com/

Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition Membership-based organization with annual fees based on company revenue and membership status. Full members required to implement a code of conduct. A board of governance comprised of industry stakeholders provides guidance and overview of the organization.
http://www.eicc.info/index.html

End Child Prostitution Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT Inte is a global network of organisations and individuals working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes. It seeks to encourage the world community to ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free and secure from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation.
http://www.ecpat.net/EI/index.asp

Environmental Leader is the leading daily trade publication keeping corporate executives fully informed about energy, environmental and sustainability news.
http://www.environmentalleader.com/

Equator Principles (EPs) are a voluntary set of standards for determining, assessing and managing social and environmental risk in project financing. Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs) commit to not providing loans to projects where the borrower will not or is unable to comply with their respective social and environmental policies and procedures that implement the EPs.
http://www.equator-principles.com/

Ethical Trading Initiatives (ETI) is a ground-breaking alliance of companies, trade unions and voluntary organisations. We work in partnership to improve the working lives of people across the globe who make or grow consumer goods – everything from tea to T-shirts, from flowers to footballs.
http://www.ethicaltrade.org/

Ethos Institute Brazilian organization that focuses on promoting social responsibility in the business sector. It provides several CSR tools free of charge, including a set of indicators on CSR.
http://www.ethos.http://www1.ethos.org.br

European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) is a cross-national network dedicated to the promotion of business ethics, broadly defined, in academia, business, public sector and civil society.
http://www.eben-net.org/

European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) is a not for profit membership foundation. For the past twenty years we have shared what works between our member organisations as a way to help them implement their strategies: a mission which is as important as ever.
http://ww1.efqm.org/en/

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Multi-stakeholder initiative comprised of governments, companies, civil society organizations and investors that supports disclosure and verification of company payments and government revenues in the oil, gas and mining sectors.
http://www.eitransparency.org/

Fair Labor Association (FLA) is a collaborative effort of socially responsible companies, colleges and universities, and civil society organizations to improve working conditions in factories around the world. The FLA has developed a Workplace Code of Conduct, based on ILO standards, and created a practical monitoring, remediation and verification process to achieve those standards.
http://www.fairlabor.org/

Fair Labor Association (FLA) is a collaborative effort of socially responsible companies, colleges and universities, and civil society organizations to improve working conditions in factories around the world.
http://www.fairlabor.org/

Fair Wear Foundation A multi-stakeholder organization established to address supply chain labour practices in the clothing and footwear sector.
http://www.fairwear.nl/

Fairtrade Labelling Organizations (FLO) We are 24 organizations working to secure a better deal for producers. From our headquarters in Bonn, Germany, we set international Fairtrade standards and support Fair trade producers.
http://www.fairtrade.net/

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC is a certification system that provides internationally recognized standard-setting, trademark assurance and accreditation services to companies, organizations, and communities interested in responsible forestry.
http://www.fsc.org/

FORETICA. Initiative that sets criteria about establishment, implementation and evaluation of management system on ethics and social responsibility.
http://www.foretica.es/es/

Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) are the world’s largest grassroots environmental network and they campaign on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues. They challenge the current model of economic and corporate globalization, and promote solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.
http://www.foei.org/

Fur Free Retailer Program is an international effort to provide consumers accurate information about a retailer’s fur policy, allowing consumers to make an informed choice when shopping.
http://www.infurmation.com/ffr.php

Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) Fee-based membership organization open to any company and related organization involved in the information and communications technology industry.
http://www.gesi.org/

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a network-based organization that has pioneered the development of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework and is committed to its continuous improvement and application worldwide. In order to ensure the highest degree of technical quality, credibility, and relevance, the reporting framework is developed through a consensus-seeking process with participants drawn globally from business, civil society, labor, and professional institutions.
http://www.globalreporting.org/

Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC) are a set of 37 voluntary standards representing he minimum that any tourism business should aspire to reach in order to protect and sustain the world’s natural and cultural resources while ensuring tourism meets its potential as a tool for poverty alleviation.
http://www.sustainabletourismcriteria.org/

Global Unions are international trade union organizations working together with a shared commitment to the ideals and principles of the trade union movement.
http://www.global-unions.org/

GreenBiz.com is the leading source for news, opinion, best practices, and other resources on the greening of mainstream business. Launched in 2000, its mission is to provide clear, concise, accurate, and balanced information, resources, and learning opportunities to help companies of all sizes and sectors integrate environmental responsibility into their operations in a manner that supports profitable business practices.
http://www.greenbiz.com/

Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. The GHG Protocol, a decade-long partnership between the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, is working with businesses, governments, and environmental groups around the world to build a new generation of credible and effective programs for tackling climate change.
http://www.ghgprotocol.org/

GreenPeace is a non-governmental environmental organization with offices in over 41 countries and headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Greenpeace states its goal as to “ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity”. Greenpeace uses direct action, lobbying and research to achieve its goals. The global organization states that it does not accept funding from governments, corporations or political parties, relying on individual supporters and foundation grants.
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/

Human Rights and Business Project is the world’s largest business-focused team of human rights specialists, and maintains the institutional backing of a leading National Human Rights Institution.
http://www.humanrightsbusiness.org/

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a scientific intergovernmental body tasked with evaluating the risk of climate change caused by human activity. The panel was established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), two organizations of the United Nations. The IPCC shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President of the United States Al Gore.
http://www.ipcc.ch/

Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting assists developing countries and economies in transition to implement best practices in corporate transparency and accounting in order to facilitate investment flows and economic development.
http://www.unctad.org/

International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 by HRH The Prince of Wales and a group of international CEOs. Its mission is to promote international leadership in responsible business practices – to benefit business and society. IBLF works directly with companies to develop the tools, frameworks and partnerships required to help business face the complex social challenges of operating in today’s world and optimize the contribution that business makes to international development. IBLF also works with a range of partners, including government bodies and inter-governmental organizations such as the UN and the World Bank, NGOs and the media, to create an enabling environment in which business can have a positive impact on society.
http://www.iblf.org/

International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) at the Nottingham University Business School engages in mainstream teaching and research in the broad area of corporate social responsibility. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to the attention of business to: community involvement, socially responsible products and processes, and socially responsible employee relation.
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/ICCSR

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the world business organization. With member companies in more than 140 countries, it is a veritable “United Nations” of the business world. ICC strongly encourages voluntary corporate responsibility initiatives by companies. Various studies have shown that companies practice good corporate citizenship by spreading best practice among customers and employees, suppliers and business associates — in areas such as labour, the environment and human rights — in countries where they operate. Responsible, long-term entrepreneurship is the driving force for sustainable economic development and for providing the managerial, technical and financial resources needed to meet social and environmental challenges.
http://www.iccwbo.org/

International Cocoa Initiative. The International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) is dedicated to ending child and forced labour in cocoa-growing. A unique partnership between NGOs, labour unions, cocoa processors and the major chocolate brands, ICI works to change the way cocoa is grown. Learn more about our work…because every child deserves a childhood, an education and an opportunity to escape the cycle of poverty.
http://www.cocoainitiative.org/

International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) serves as a change agent – not in areas affecting competitive positioning, but related to our members’ social and environmental responsibilities where collaboration makes sense. Our vision is one of leading companies working together and with others to strengthen the contribution of mining, minerals and metals to sustainable development.
http://www.icmm.com/our-work/sustainable-development-framework

International Finance Corporation (IFC) is a member of the World Bank Group and is headquartered in Washington, DC. It shares the primary objective of all World Bank Group institutions: to improve the quality of the lives of people in its developing member countries.
http://www.ifc.org/

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is an international policy research institute and non governmental body working for more sustainable and equitable global development. Our partnerships generate close working relations with many key development actors from smallholder farmers and big city slum-dwellers to national governments and regional NGOs, global institutions and international processes. This well established practice of working in partnership is what we believe makes us fundamentally different from other research institutes. IIED acts as a catalyst, broker and facilitator and helps vulnerable groups find their voice and ensure their interests are heard in decision-making. Environmental sustainability is a core concern but not at the expense of people’s livelihoods.
http://www.iied.org

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) contributes to sustainable development by advancing policy recommendations on international trade and investment, economic policy, climate change, measurement and assessment, and natural resources management . By using Internet communications, we report on international negotiations and broker knowledge gained through collaborative projects with global partners, resulting in more rigorous research, capacity building in developing countries and better dialogue between North and South.
http://www.iisd.org

International Labor Organization (ILO) is devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue in handling work-related issues.
http://www.ilo.org/

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) an international-standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations. Founded on 23 February 1947, the organization promulgates worldwide proprietary industrial and commercial standards. It has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. While ISO defines itself as a non-governmental organization, its ability to set standards that often become law, either through treaties or national standards, makes it more powerful than most non-governmental organizations. In practice, ISO acts as a consortium with strong links to governments.
http://www.iso.org/

International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservative Association (IPIECA) aims to develop and promote scientifically-sound, cost-effective, practical, socially and economically acceptable solutions to global environmental and social issues pertaining to the oil and gas industry. IPIECA is not a lobbying organisation, but provides a forum for encouraging continuous improvement of industry performance.
http://www.ipieca.org/

International Road Transport Union (IRU) International representative body for the road transport industry.
http://www.iru.org/

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.
http://www.iucn.org/

ISEAL Alliance is the global association for social and environmental standards. Working with established and emerging voluntary standard systems ISEAL develops guidance and helps strengthen the effectiveness and impact of these standards.
http://www.isealalliance.org/

Joint Article Management Promotion-consortium was established in September 2006 as an initiative to promote cross-industrial activities contributing to its mission; establishment and dissemination of effective and workable mechanisms to facilitate disclosure/transfer of information on chemicals contained in products across the supply chain.
http://www.jamp-info.com/english

Life Cycle Initiative The Life Cycle Initiative’s aims consists on putting life cycle thinking into practice and at improving the supporting tools through better data and indicators.
http://www.estis.net/sites/lcinit/

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) runs an exciting and ambitious program, working with partners to transform the world’s seafood markets to a sustainable basis.
http://www.msc.org/

Mineral Policy Institute (MPI) is an Australian based, not-for-profit non-government organisation specialising in research, capacity building, advocacy and campaigning to prevent environmentally and socially destructive mining, minerals and energy projects and to protect and enhance the natural environment.
http://www.mpi.org.au

Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD) was an independent two-year process of consultation and research with the objective of understanding how to maximise the contribution of the mining and minerals sector to sustainable development at the global, national, regional and local levels. Through this process, MMSD has proposed a clear agenda for global change in the minerals sector, that is based on careful analysis, that is understood and supported by many key stakeholders, and that identifies mechanisms for moving forward.
http://www.iied.org/mmsd

Mongabay.com is one of the world’s most popular environmental science and conservation news sites. The news and rainforests sections of the site are widely cited for information on tropical forests, conservation, and wildlife. Mongabay.com aims to raise interest in wildlife and wildlands while promoting awareness of environmental issues.
http://www.mongabay.com/

Partnership Assessment Tool (PAT) is a way to foster consistently high-quality and effective partnerships between UN and companies, and has been designed to better identify and define in concrete ways the factors of partnership projects that affect the impact and sustainability of projects.
http://www.unglobalcompact.org/Issues/partnerships/pat.html

Principles for Responsible Investment There is a growing view among investment professionals that environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues can affect the performance of investment portfolios. Investors fulfilling their fiduciary (or equivalent) duty therefore need to give appropriate consideration to these issues, but to date have lacked a framework for doing so. The Principles for Responsible Investment provide this framework.
http://www.unpri.org/

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an umbrella organization for mutual recognition of certification schemes on sustainable management of forests. National organizations provide governance and recognition of member groups.
http://www.pefc.org

Project Sigma. Project Sigma. The SIGMA project has developed the SIGMA Guidelines to provide clear, practical advice to organisations to enable them to make a meaningful contribution to sustainable development.
http://www.projectsigma.co.uk/Guidelines/default.asp

R-bec was established as a center within Reitaku University in 2001 with the mission of promoting research into business ethics, compliance and risk management.
http://r-bec.reitaku-u.ac.jp/

Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.
http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/

Responsabilidad Social Empresarial. A collection of analysis and training tools that provides support to SMEs in Latin America to help with improving their social responsibility initiatives and practices.
http://www.produccionmaslimpia-la.net/herramientas/index.htm

Responsible Care is the chemical industry’s global voluntary initiative under which companies, through their national associations, work together to continuously improve their health, safety and environmental performance, and to communicate with stakeholders about their products and processes.
http://www.responsiblecare.org/

Responsible Entrepreneurs Achievement Programme (REAP) is being disseminated to SMEs worldwide, via a network of trained and qualified local UNIDO CSR experts.
http://www.unido.org/reap

Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) is an international initiative coordinated by the Energy Center at EPFL in Lausanne that brings together farmers, companies, non-governmental organizations, experts, governments, and inter-governmental agencies concerned with ensuring the sustainability of biofuels production and processing.
http://cgse.epfl.ch/page65660.html

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profi t association that unites stakeholders from seven sectors of the palm oil industry – oil palm producers, palm oil processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks and investors, environmental or nature conservation NGOs and social or developmental NGOs – to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil.
http://www.rspo.org/

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profi t association that unites stakeholders from seven sectors of the palm oil industry – oil palm producers, palm oil processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks and investors, environmental or nature conservation NGOs and social or developmental NGOs – to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil.
http://www.rspo.org/

Social Accountability International (SAI) is a global standard-setting non-profit human rights organization dedicated to improving workplaces and communities. SAI provides capacity-building services for the implementation of its SA8000 standard.
http://www.sa-intl.org/

Social Accountability International (SAI) is a non-governmental, multi-stakeholder organization whose mission is to advance the human rights of workers by promoting decent work conditions, labor rights, and corporate social responsibility through voluntary standards.
http://www.sa-intl.org/

Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Tropical Biology (SEAMEO BIOTROP) was established on 6 February 1968. In carrying out the mandate of Governing Board, SEAMEO BIOTROP conducted its activities emphasizing on the empowerment of human resource in Southeast Asia. The activities cover research, training, networking, and personnel exchange and information dissemination in tropical biology.
http://www.biotrop.org/

SustainAbility established in 1987, is a strategy consultancy and independent think tank specialising in the business risks and market opportunities of corporate responsibility and sustainable development. SustainAbility understands business and what society expects of it.
http://www.sustainability.com

SustainabilityForum.com The purpose of SustainabilityForum.com is to be a resource for valuable discussion, news, opinion and events all related to the topic of Sustainability. Registration is free and anyone can join our community. SustainabilityForum.com’s mission is to be a resource for Sustainability news, opinion and discussion you can trust.
http://www.sustainabilityforum.com/

Sustainable Development International (SDI) provides up-to-date reporting coverage on key sustainable development processes and issues, with a strategic focus on the follow-up to, and implementation of, the World Summit on Sustainable Development, and the UN Millennium Development Goals as well as on latest developments from the CSR sector.
http://www.sustdev.org

The Nature Concervancy (TNC) is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
http://www.nature.org/

Transparency International the global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption, brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world. TI’s mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption.
http://www.transparency.org/

UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a global partnership between UNEP and the financial sector. Over 180 institutions, including banks, insurers and fund managers, work with UNEP to understand the impacts of environmental and social considerations on financial performance.
http://www.unepfi.org/

UNEP Sustainable Buildings and Construction Initiative (UNEP-SBCI) works to promote sustainable building practices worldwide. This is a joint effort with key stakeholders in this sector (industry, business, governments, local authorities, research institutions, academia, experts, NGOs.
http://www.unep.org/sbci/index.asp

United Nations Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
http://www.unglobalcompact.org/

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is a United Nations initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation. The Global Compact is a principle-based framework for businesses, stating ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. Under the Global Compact, companies are brought together with UN agencies, labour groups and civil society.
http://www.unglobalcompact.org/

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) work on TNCs and CSR commenced in the mid-1990s in the context of a broader inquiry into the social effects of globalization. In the late 1990s, the Institute examined whether corporate claims associated with the “greening of business”. Iin developing countries were reflected in reality, and analysed the types of pressures and incentives that were prompting some companies to change their environmental policies. In 2000, UNRISD launched a three-year inquiry into the potential and limits of voluntary initiatives for improving the social and environmental performance of business. Under this project, research was carried out in Brazil, India, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines and South Africa. During 2003, studies were also conducted on UN business partnerships; multi-stakeholder standard-setting, monitoring and certification schemes; the corporate accountability movement; and international regulation of TNCs.
http://www.unrisd.org/

UTZ Certified. Certification initiative based on a Code of Conduct that sets social and environmental criteria for responsible agricultural practices and efficient farm management.
http://www.utzcertified.org/

Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. Initiated by the governments of the UK and USA, the Principles provide guidance for companies and NGOs on identifying human rights and security risks.
http://www.voluntaryprinciples.org/

Wolfsberg Group is an association of eleven global banks, which aims to develop financial services industry standards, and related products, for Know Your Customer, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing policies.
http://www.wolfsberg-principles.com/

World Bank is a term used to describe an international financial institution that provides leveraged loans to developing countries for capital programs. The World Bank has a stated goal of reducing poverty. The World Bank differs from the World Bank Group, in that the World Bank comprises only two institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA), whereas the latter incorporates these two in addition to three more: International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
http://www.worldbank.org/

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a coalition of 180 international companies united by a shared commitment to sustainable development via the three pillars of economic growth, ecological balance and social progress. Our members are drawn from more than 30 countries and 20 major industrial sectors. We also benefit from a global network of 50+ national and regional business councils and partner organizations.
http://www.wbcsd.org/

World Cocoa Foundation The World Cocoa Foundation promotes a sustainable cocoa economy through economic and social development and environmental stewardship in cocoa-growing communities.
http://www.worldcocoafoundation.org/

World Economic Forum (WEF) is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world. The Forum provides a collaborative framework for the world’s leaders to address global issues, engaging particularly its corporate members in global citizenship. Incorporated as a foundation, and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. The Forum has NGO consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
http://www.weforum.org/

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people’s lives. The mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
http://www.wri.org

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people’s lives. Our mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
http://www.wri.org/ and http://earthtrends.wri.org/

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people’s lives. Our mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
http://www.wri.org/ and http://earthtrends.wri.org/

World Water Council (WWC) is an international multi-stakeholder platform. It was established in 1996 on the initiative of renowned water specialists and international organizations, in response to an increasing concern about world water issues from the global community.
http://www.worldwatercouncil.org/

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment, formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in the United States and Canada. It is the world’s largest independent conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 90 countries, supporting around 1300 [4] conservation and environmental projects around the world. It is a charity, with approximately 60% of its funding coming from voluntary donations by private individuals. 45% of the fund’s income comes from the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.
http://www.wwf.org/ dan http://www.panda.org/

Zentralverband der Deutschen Elektround Elektronikindustrie Membership-based organization. Code of conduct provides a guideline to improve social and environmental performance in the electronics industry.
http://www.zvei.de/