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Promotes accountability for sustainable development, using the AA1000 Series of Standards.
Boston College for Corporate Citizenship
A membership-based knowledge center on CSR.
Business for Social Responsibility
A global network working to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration.
Business in the Community
A unique movement of 800 of the UK's top companies committed to improving their positive impact on society.
Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council
Linking Corporate Canada with Aboriginal and minority owned businesses.
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
Technical society of professionals in the minerals, metals, materials and energy industries.
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
An association that represents the interests of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters sector.
The voice of Canada's upstream oil, oil sands and natural gas industry.
Carbon49 is an insightful blog on green issues for business leaders in Canada and beyond.
Cataléthique is a space for dissemination and exchange on best practices in corporate social responsibility and sustainable development with the aim of harnessing the power of business towards the creation of a larger community that respect all people and the environment.
Promotes knowledge-sharing and partnerships within the field of business ethics and across private, governmental, voluntary and academic sectors.
Centre for Excellence in CSR
Web-based resource on CSR-related practices in the extractive sector and a tool to assist Canadian companies doing business around the world.
Conference Board of Canada
The foremost independent, not-for-profit research organization in Canada producing a variety of reports and conferences on CSR.
Consumer Goods Forum
A consumer goods industry network focusing on advancing sustainability, safety & health and operational excellence within their sector.
The world’s largest circulation magazine with an explicit focus on corporate responsibility.
An alliance of oil sands producers focused on accelerating the pace of improvement in environmental performance in Canada’s oil sands through collaborative action and innovation.
Québec member-based organization representing concerns regarding environmental and sustainable development issues in Quebec.
A Centre of expertise in life cycle issues.
Global Partner Network is a global network of not-for-profit organizations working with businesses to improve their positive impact on society.
The leading European business network for corporate social responsibility.
CSR News and Resources
Part of the personal site of Mallen Baker, Development Director for Business in the Community, with great commentary on CSR.
Source of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news, reports, events and information.
A platform of communication between stakeholder groups involved in the extractives sector.
The goal of EITI is to strengthen governance by improving transparency and accountability in the extractives sector.
Environmental Bankers Association
A non-profit trade association representing the financial services industry, and addressing environmental risk issues, and the need for environmental risk management, due diligence policies and procedures in financial institutions.
Encouraging debate and discussion on responsible business through a magazine, daily website and busines ethics conferences.
An independent global newsletter on issues and trends in Corporate Social Responsibility.
A CSR network for the Americas.
Financial Market Association of Canada
An association that represents the interests of the Canadian Finance sector.
A non-profit program, in partnership with the GIV3 initiative. Their mission is to encourage more Canadians to be more charitable.
Global Reporting Initiative
A worldwide, multi-stakeholder network collaborating to create and continuously improve the GRI Reporting Framework.
An organization providing public opinion and stakeholder research for successful strategies.
A cause-marketing agency focused on social and environmental program development.
A non-profit organization that provides companies and organizations with a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework that is widely used around the world.
Harvard Business Review
Serves as a bridge between academia and enterprises around the globe through its publications and multiple platforms for content delivery.
A member-based organization focusing on the themes of business leadership and corporate responsibility.
A member-led organization focusing on improving sustainable development performance in the mining and metals industry.
ICT Association of Canada
An association that represents the interests of the Canadian ICT sector.
The largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. IFC launched the IFC Performance Standards to give companies operating projects in emerging markets the capacity to manage their environmental and social risks.
A national organization that looks into and out for Canadian charities and non-profits, providing research and information relevant to the sector
A ministry of the federal government providing information on industry initiatives and CSR standards as well as resources such as the CSR toolkit and SME Sustainability Roadmap.
ISO 26000 is a standard that provides guidance on how businesses and organizations can operate in a socially responsible way.
A network of companies seeking to maximize the impact of community investment for society and for business.
Living Planet @ Work
WWF’s free employee engagement program provides free online tools, research and support to help your business make a meaningful green shift.
McKinsey on Society
The online publishing site which houses McKinsey’s latest insights on pressing social issues.
The Natural Step
An international not-for-profit organisation dedicated to education, advisory work and research in sustainable development.
Network for Business Sustainability
Credible academic research designed specifically for sustainability managers.
Promotes sustainable development and responsible business practices among professionals in Quebec.
Recommendations on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) addressed by 44 Governments to multinational enterprises.
The Partnering Initiative
Dedicated to driving widespread, systematic and effective collaboration between civil society, government and companies towards a sustainable future.
An association that represents the interests of the Canadian mineral exploration and development industry.
A group of environmental specialists in Quebec.
Retail Council of Canada
An association that represents the interests of the Canadian Retail sector.
A collaborative partnership enabling social innovations to flourish.
SiG Knowledge Hub
A website designed to provide learning resources about creating conditions for social innovation and to highlight examples in Canada and around the world.
Social Investment Organization
An organization promoting the practice of socially responsible investment in Canada.
Sustainability Learning Centre
Specializes in sustainability training.
A think tank and strategic advisory firm working to catalyze business leadership on sustainability.
A firm providing Investment research and support for institutional and professional social investors.
Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series
Organizer of Toronto-based learning and networking events promoting dialogue and problem solving among sustainability thought leaders.
UN Global Compact
The world's largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative.
UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights
A portal providing information on UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights implementation for Business.
UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights Portal
Links to the working groups’ reports, statements, initiatives and country visits.
A non-profit research and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge on sustainable development.
A CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that focuses on business sustainability.