The web provides a vast amount of information pertaining to the concepts of socially responsible investing. Below you will find links to what I think are some of the most useful sites to be found. If you are aware of other valuable resources available on the web, please be kind enough to let me know. A little knowledge can go a long way.
Canada’s premiere SRI Fund Companies
- Investment AssociationThe Responsible
is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of socially responsible investment in Canada. There may be no better place to start your research into SRI with a Canadian perspective.
- The US Social Investment Forum
provides a variety of information on social investing issues, products and players from a US perspective.
- The Shareholder Association for Research and Education
is a national not-for-profit organization helping pension funds to build sound investment practices, to protect the interest of plan beneficiaries and to contribute to a just and healthy society.
- The mission of Business Ethic
is to promote ethical business practices, to serve that growing community of professionals striving to live and work in responsible ways, and to help create financially healthy companies in the process.
- The Calvert Group
- is a US and Global research provider. Long known as an innovator in the field of social investing, Calvert has a crack team of analysts who focus specifically on social issues.
is a non-profit organization established in 1995 to ensure that consumer goods that are manufactured through the global production networks of North American and European companies are made under conditions that meet international human and labor rights.
- The responsible shopper site
is a great place to find loads of useful info and it’s all free!
- The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire
provides information on business ethics, corporate human rights, community development, corporate governance and others.
is the website of Vancouver Island-based Guy Dauncey, an author, speaker, organizer, facilitator and consultant who specializes in developing a positive vision of a post-industrial, environmentally sustainable future.
- The Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development
monitors and provides information on issues relating to environmental and social sustainability in Canada. Also acts as a sustainability consultant.
- The International Institute for Sustainable Development
primarily a government body think-tank on the linkages between economic, environmental and social development.
- Sustainable Business.com
a US based clearing house for information on sustainable development.
- The World Business Council on Sustainable Development
a coalition of 150 international companies committed to sustainable development. The organization pursues this goal via economic growth, environmental protection and social equity.
- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
the main international body for scientific analysis on climate change.
- Environment Canada
information on Canadian environmental programs and policies.
- Planet Ark
provides environmental news from around the planet courtesy of Reuters Newswire.