Links to Organizations

2013 Best Corporate Citizens

as determined by WI International and published by Corporate Responsibility Online

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

The Center works to help both individual professionals and companies as a whole advance their practice of corporate citizenship. The Center is the founder of the Global Education Research Network, which has developed into an influential network of academic centers around the world that work across sectors to advance the positive role business plays from the very local to the global level.They create a mix of frameworks, case studies, benchmarking, and networking opportunities that helps a company integrate corporate citizenship into its business strategy.

Business for Social Responsibility

BSR advocates for companies to adopt comprehensive sustainability strategies, addressing the topics that are most relevant to them, and with an appreciation that individual issues have many links between them.

They focus on the issues of environment, human rights, economic development, governance and accountability.

The Earth Institute, Columbia University

The Earth Institute blends scientific research and education across multiple disciplines in and effort to help guide the world onto a path toward sustainability through practical solutions. Its stated focus is on the protection of earth's environment and the spread of social and economic opportunities for all people.


Ecodesk is a live, free, transparent , and user-generated open-data sustainability platform where businesses can obtain access to sustainability profiles of over 100,000 suppliers throughout the world. It is a resource for understanding your own supply chain more clearly and to compare suppliers sources, materials, energy usage, certification, financial risk and more.

GMI Ratings

In 2010,The Corporate Library, GovernanceMetrics International, and Audit Integrity merged and became GMI Ratings. The combined organization is a pioneer in the application of non-traditional risk metrics to investment analysis and risk modeling in the interest of promoting Principled Investment regarding environmental, societal, governance and financial sustainability. 

The Green Tie

The Green Tie is published by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) to advance the public conversation about best practices in environment, heath and safety (EHS), and sustainability management.

Institute for Corporate Ethics

The Institute for Corporate Ethics was established in 2004, in partnership with Business Roundtable to renew and enhance the link between ethical behavior and business practice. It is housed at the Darden School at the University of Virginia and includes thought leaders from several other business schools as academic advisors in the development of its programs.

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) Governance QuickScore Methodology

ISS Governance QuickScore uses a quantitatively-driven methodology that looks for correlations between governance factors and key financial metrics, with a secondary policy-based overlay that aligns the qualitative aspect of governance with ISS policy. FActors analyzed are Board Structure, Compensation / Remuneration, Shareholder Rights, and Audit Practices.

Union of Concerned Scientists

What began as a collaboration between students and faculty members at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 is now an alliance of more than 400,000 citizens and scientists that puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems.

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