This quick and easy multiple choice self-assessment tool from Business Impact helps you to judge how socially responsible your organisation is. There are six sections, each covering six key areas of social impact. It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
Measuring the Business Value of Stakeholder Relationships
This paper addresses the following questions: 1) Under what conditions, and through which pathways, do stakeholder relationships create business value? 2) What are the essential attributes of an organisation that facilitate the creation of positive stakeholder relationships? 3) What measures are most useful in assessing the quality of stakeholder relationships? The project is a joint initiative between the Canadian-based Centre for Innovation in Management and the Schulich School of Business at York University, sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Downloadable files include 'Measuring Social Capital' and an Annotated Bibliography.
CSR Tool for SMEs
CSR Europe has launched SME Key, a new online tool for small to medium-sized businesses. The tool aims to help companies evaluate and stregthen their CSR activities and features an interactive guide to help SMEs produce their own social audit and social report. The guide is in two parts: software that should be stored on a shared filing system, and the content, which is currently available in English and Italian.
Global Reporting Initiative
GRI is an international, multi-stakeholder effort to create a common framework for voluntary reporting of the economic, environmental and social impact of organisation-level activity. The GRI mission is to elevate the comparability and credibility of sustainabiliy reporting practices worldwide. The GRI incorporates the active participation of businesses, accountancy, human rights, environmental, labour and governmental organisations.
Social Accountability 8000
SA 8000 is a workplace standard that covers all key labor rights and certifies compliance through independent, accredited auditors.
Socialfunds.com brings you corporate social information from a number of leading information providers. The site offers information on over 1,000 companies including social news, CSR press releases, environmental records, and nuclear exposure, tobacco involvement, shareholder resolutions, stock indexes, and lists of the best companies in many categories.
European CSR Academy
Business leaders and academics have teamed up to prove to the European business community that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) makes good business sense. The aim of the new European Academy of Business in Society is to be a world-class reference point to drive CSR into the mainstream of business practice, theory and education.
The WorldCSR site is the result of a shared co-operation between the founding member organisations: Boston College Center for Corporate Community Relations, Business Impact, Business for Social Responsibility, CSR Europe, and the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum. Its purpose is to provide a gateway to the websites and resources of the leading business-led organisations on corporate social responsibility worldwide.
United Nations Global Compact
The Global Compact promotes responsible corporate citizenship through learning and action on the basis of nine universal principles.
Business for Social Responsibility
BSR is a USA-based global organisation that helps member companies achieve success in ways that respect ethical values, people, communities and the environment.
Canadian Business for Social Responsibility
CBSR is a not-for-profit membership organisation of Canadian business committed to developing, sharing and implementing corporate social responsibility (CSR). CBSR provides tactical and practical approaches to implementing CSR and helps connect companies and stakeholders in the growing CSR community.
International Business Leaders Forum
The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) works to promote 'socially responsible business practices that benefit business and society and which help to achieve social, economic and environmentally sustainable development in emerging and transition economies.' The forum provides information and analysis and runs leadership and capacity-building programmes for business, the public sector and nonprofit organisations.
Social Accountability International
A charitable human rights organisation dedicated to improving workplaces and communities by developing and implementing socially responsible standards.
Social Venture Network
SVN is a membership organisation of successful business and social entrepreneurs dedicated to changing the way the world does business so as to create a more just, humane and sustainable society. SVN uses its influence to promote progressive solutions to social problems.