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Library Research Guide

We have compiled a library research guide for you.  Use it as a starting point for research on corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and business ethics.  Find it here.

Centers and Academic Institutions

The Aspen Institute - Center for Business Education

The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education (CBE) equips business leaders for the 21st century with a new management paradigm - the vision and knowledge to integrate corporate profitability and social value.  It provides business educators cutting edge classroom resources and creates peer networks to incorporate social and environmental stewardship into teaching, research and curriculum development.

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

A membership based research organization associated with the Carroll School of Management.  They are committed to helping business leverage its social, economic and human assets to ensure both its success and a more just and sustainable world.  They are a leading resource on corporate citizenship and work with global corporations to help them define, plan and operationalize their corporate citizenship.

Center for Integrity in Business - Seattle Pacific University

Guided by faithful scholarship and theological reflection, the Center creates tools, resources, and networks to empower business people to lead with integrity and to shape a more just and sustainable world.

Nottingham University - International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR)

The ICCSR is one of the word's leading centers for the study of research of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Santa Clara University - Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

One of the preeminent centers for research and dialogue on ethical issues in critical areas of American life.  The center works with faculty, staff, students, community leaders, and the public to address ethical issues more effectively in teaching, research and action.

Stanford - Center for Social Innovation

They inspire and educate social innovators, providing knowledge and ideas that strengthen the capacity of current and future leaders to champion social change.  The Center demonstrates that leading universities like Stanford have the potential not only to inform academic theory but also to inspire the lives and practice of students, alumni, scholars, and the larger community to contribute to solutions that better the world.

UC Berkeley - Center for Responsible Business

The vision of the Center for Responsible Business is to create a more sustainable, ethical and socially responsible society  by establishing the Haas School of Business as the preeminent educational institutional for research, teaching, experiential learning, and community outreach in areas of corporate responsibility.



The  Academy of Business in Society (ABIS)

The ABIS is a unique alliance of companies, business schools and academic institutions that is, with the support of the European Commission, committed to integrating business in society issues into the heart of business theory and practice in Europe.

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)

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.

Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics

An independent entity established in partnership with Business Roundtable, an association of 160 CEOs from leading companies.  The institute brings together leaders from business and academia to fulfill its mission to renew and enhance the link between ethical behavior and business practice through executive education programs, practitioner-focused research and outreach.

Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP)

The CECP is the only international forum of business CEOs and chairpersons focused exclusively on corporate philanthropy.  CECP's mission is to lead the business community in raising the level and quality of corporate philanthropy.  They offer their members essential resources, including a proprietary online benchmarking tool, networking programs, research, and opportunities for best-practice sharing.

Corporate Register

CorporateRegister.com is the primary reference point for corporate responsibility (CR) reports and resources worldwide. The majority of our content is available free of charge as a service to the global CR stakeholder community. We also provide specialist tools for advanced users where we identify a need - some of these may be fee based. We strive to maintain the quality of our site and services, in order to advance CR globally.


Corporate Responsibility Officer Association (CROA)

The CROA is the trade association for corporate responsibility professionals, service providers, policy makers, and influencers in the areas of corporate governance, sustainability, and citizenship.  The Association works to advance the state of corporate responsibility by fostering a community of practice through advocacy, programs, events, publications, and professional development for its members.

CSR Asia

The leading provider of information, training, research and consultancy services on sustainable business practices in Asia.

CSR Europe

The leading European business network for corporate social responsibility with around 75 multinational corporations and 25 national partner organizations as members.  Its mission is to support member companies in integrating CSR into the way they do business, every day.


A leading source of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news, reports and information.  CSRwire members are companies and NGOs, agencies and organizations interested in communicating their corporate citizenship, sustainability, and socially responsible initiatives to a global audience through CSRwire's syndication network and weekly News Alerts.  CSRwire content covers issues of Diversity, Philanthropy, Socially Responsible Investing, Environment, Human Rights, Workplace Issues, Business Ethics, Community Development and Corporate Governance.

IMD - Forum for Corporate Sustainability Management

The Forum for Corporate Sustainability Management is IMDs corporate sustainability research initiative.  Corporations participate in the forum to build sustainable business advantage through social and environmental strategic action.

NAVEX Global

NAVEX Global provides an array of products and services to capture and respond to business risk, improving the economic and social value of organizations around the world.

Net Impact

An international nonprofit whose mission is to make a positive impact on society by growing and strengthening a community of leaders who use business to improve the world.  They offer a portfolio of programs to educate, equip, and inspire more than 10,000 members to make a tangible difference in their universities, organizations and communities.  UW Tacoma opened the first undergraduate chapter of Net Impact in the Pacific Northwest.

Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability (NBIS)

NBIS is a unique organization offering a range of services and opportunities for businesses and organizations seeking to align with new business imperatives, employ innovative strategies for success in a complex marketplace, and implement process improvements and best practices to reduce costs, streamline productivity and enhance public recognition.


Provides global news and networking services to help green business grow; covering all sectors: renewable energy, green building, sustainable investing, and organics.

United Nations Global Compact

Launched by the United Nations Secretary, General Kofi Annan in 2000, the UN Global Compact brings business together with UN agencies, labor, civil society and government to advance universal principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.  With over 2200 participating companies from more than 80 countries, it is the world's largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative.