Business and Society in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Business and Society


Global organisation working to promote ethical, environmental, social, and governance accountability standards and solutions for corporations, non-profits and government; presents news, services, research, and contacts.

BRASS - Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society

Carries out research focusing on corporate social responsibility and the relationship between businesses and their key stakeholders. Includes a wealth of reports, videos and resources.

Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research

Part of the University of St Andrews, and responsible for research into social and environmental accounting.

Corporate responsibility

Charities Aid Foundation portal on corporate social responsibility. Offers information on policies and legislation, plus best practice advice and downloadable publications.

Corporate Responsibility Coalition

Works to make changes in UK company law to minimise corporate negative impacts on society. Provides discussion papers and news plus FAQs and links.


UK association of the European Business Ethics Network, which encourages discussion and debate in this area. Offers information on conferences and events and outlines the network's activities.

Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility

Campaigns for economic justice, environmental stewardship, and corporate and investor responsibility. Features news as well as details of current campaigns, publications and the church's position on matters of business and society.

The Ethical Company Organisation

Offers ethical accreditation to certify that a company or brand has scored highly in an analysis of its corporate social responsibility record.

Ethical Corporation

Ezine and print magazine focusing on business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Offers new, commentary, analysis and subscription information.

Ethical Investment Research

Global provider of independent research into the social, environmental and ethical performance of companies. Contains research information, products and services, publications, media and events, and FAQs.

Ethical Trading Initiative

Alliance of companies, non-governmental organisations and trade union organisations aiming to stamp out sweatshops. Details events, activities and resources.

Ethical Trading Initiative

ETI is an alliance of companies, trade unions and voluntary organisations working in partnership to improve the lives of workers across the globe who make or grow consumer goods.

Global Corporate Challenge

Provides information about the world’s largest corporate health initiative.

Green Economics Institute

Aims to bring together those in business who want to work for positive change. Provides details of the annual conference and retreat plus information about internships, the group's academic journal and its consultancy services.

In Kind Direct

Charity which re-distributes new goods donated by British manufactuers and retailers to voluntary organisations working at home and abroad. Presents information for charities, donors and businesses, with FAQ.

Institute of Business Ethics

Offers practical advice on ethics to businesses. Features newsletter, briefings, event listings and details of business ethics training courses.

IVIS - Institutional Voting Information Service

Providers of corporate governance voting research; includes details of their service available to subscribers, and an option for non-subscribers to purchase reports.

Mallen Baker

Presents articles, features and news on issues of corporate social responsibility around the world, with a particular focus on the UK.

Observer Special Report: Corporate Accountability

Features articles, news and comment related to corporate accountability and business ethics, from the Observer newspaper.

Scottish Business in the Community

Presents information about this alliance of Scottish companies, working towards a positive impact on society. Features news, details of marketplace and community programmes and a knowledge base.

SEE What You Are Buying Into

Labelling scheme which approves businesses who are open and honest about their social, environmental and ethical practices.

Tomorrow's Company

Not-for-profit research and agenda setting organisation committed to creating a future for business which makes equal sense to staff, shareholders and society.

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