arguments against CSR and some answers
Global Reporting Initiative - commentary
There are a few resources on the internet which can provide jumping off points for anyone seeking to gather a wealth of information about corporate social responsibility.
Then there are a number of sites produced by key CSR activists who provide a their own thoughts and resources which will be of interest.
Necessarily, this is only a starting point.
|Business Respect. The sister website to this one, and the home of the Business Respect email newsletter on CSR - going strong since 2001. Go here for a great CSR events calendar, and CSR jobs board.|
|Ethical Corporation - the print magazine and website that covers CSR issues in a lively journalistic style that leaves many others standing.|
|BITC Marketplace campaign. Focusing on responsible business practice on core products and services - CSR being about how companies create money, not just spend it|
|Business for Social Responsibility. Probably the most high profile website dealing with CSR issues - bringing with it a considerable resource centre plus further benefits for BSR members|
|Small Business Journey. A coalition of premier organisations focused on support for small businesses has produced a route map for SMEs on responsible business practice.|
|Business in the Community website. BITC is the UK membership organisation dealing with CSR - representing a unique movement of business committed to improving their positive impact on society.|
|CSR Europe - the European CSR network. The site has been improved from the original ponderous slow-loader, and has considerable case study resources - although not covering the full range of issues yet.|
|World Business Council on Sustainable Development. Good resources here, particularly with a number of recent reports dealing with CSR and reporting|
|AccountAbility. The Institute of Social and Ethical Accountability - the core site for the professional development of accountability practitioners and home of AA1000|
|Vault.com - styling itself as the "water cooler of the internet", it's where employees of companies gather to talk - and share experiences with potential recruits|
|CSRwire. A regularly updated news feed - mostly deriving from company press releases on community investment activity|
|Sites from CSR activists|
|David Grayson is a Director of Business in the Community, and has a long history of public work promoting social responsibility in business. His speeches and presentations are amongst the best in the field, available from his site for download.|
|Fabian Pattberg. Blog on sustainability and corporate social responsibility, along with a general interest in the use of social networks|
|Wayne Visser is the author of a number of CSR books, and has now launched his CSR International resource centre|