Canadian Business for Social Responsibility
"Founded in 1995, CBSR is a business-led, non-profit CSR consultancy and peer-to-peer learning organization that provides its members with candid counsel and customized advisory services as they formulate powerful business decisions that improve performance and contribute to a better world."
Conference Board of Canada
"Our practical and solutions-oriented approach helps executives see beyond 'flavour-of-the-month' approaches to governance and social responsibility (CSR). We help them to understand the benefits and limitations of a wide variety of governance mechanisms and CSR-related business practices, and assist them to implement the ones that are right for them in the unique context of their own organizations."
The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
"The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) recognizes the business, accounting and financial reporting implications of climate change.The CA profession has provided guidance for disclosures relating to climate change and other environmental issues."
Construction Resource Initiatives Council
"The Construction Resource Initiatives Council (CRI Council) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization led by wide-ranging business and industry leaders to eliminate the ‘concept’ of building waste and change the way industry views and deals with its recoverable resources (aka waste). The CRI Council’s first and unique initiative, Mission 2030, is an MIT award-winning program, recognized by and partnering with a growing number of regional to international organizations including UNEP. The organization counsels on and develops change and project management strategies, integration, education, tools, research on innovations, communication focused on best zero waste design, planning, and practices."
"Earthinstitute.ca is a Not-for-Profit organization that offers interactive web-based programs to help Canadian home owners, small business, and enterprises save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions."
"The EXCEL Partnership was founded in 1996 by a group of forward looking corporate leaders, the Globe Foundation of Canada and the Delphi Group. The Partnership was created out of a desire to change the traditionally antagonistic relationship between environmental or social performance and financial expectations. Members come together to develop, integrate and improve sustainable development in their corporate strategies, organizations and business models. The Globe Foundation and The Delphi Group provide the partnership with cutting edge research, analysis and insight in to corporate sustainability."
"In January 2005, the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy and the Coalition of National Voluntary Organizations launched Imagine Canada. Imagine Canada focuses on three key areas:
- Helping charities and nonprofit organizations fulfill their missions;
- Championing corporate citizenship and help businesses partner in the community;
- Helping Canadians and their governments understand how the work of charities, nonprofit organizations and community-minded businesses is important to our country and its future."
Business for Social Responsibility
"Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) provides socially responsible business solutions to many of the world's leading corporations. Headquartered in San Francisco and with offices in Europe and China, BSR is a nonprofit business association that serves its 250 member companies and other Global 1000 enterprises. Through advisory services, convenings and research, BSR works with corporations and concerned stakeholders of all types to create a more just and sustainable global economy."
Business in the Community
"Business in the Community is a membership of companies with the leadership to translate corporate values and commitments into mainstream management practice. These companies measure and report on progress and illustrate the action being taken to improve the impact of its operations, products and services on society and the environment."
Carbon Disclosure Project
"The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organization aiming to create a lasting relationship between shareholders and corporations regarding the implications for shareholder value and commercial operations presented by climate change. Its goal is to facilitate a dialogue, supported by quality information, from which a rational response to climate change will emerge."
Clinton Climate Change Initiative
Former President Clinton launched the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) in August 2006 to make a difference in the fight against climate change in practical, measurable, and significant ways. In May 2007, President Clinton announced the creation of CCI's Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program, a program that brings together many of the world's largest energy service companies, financial institutions, and cities in a landmark effort to reduce energy consumption in existing buildings across the municipal, institutional, commercial, educational, and other sectors.
Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies
"Ceres (pronounced "series") is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. Its mission is integrating sustainability into capital markets for the health of the planet and its people."
Fair Labor Association
"The mission of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) is to combine the efforts of industry, civil society organizations, and colleges and universities to protect workers' rights and improve working conditions worldwide by promoting adherence to international labor standards. The FLA conducts independent monitoring and verification to ensure that the FLA's Workplace Standards are upheld where FLA company products are produced. Through public reporting, the FLA provides consumers and shareholders with credible information to make responsible buying decisions."
International Business Leaders Forum
"The International Business Leaders Forum works with business, governments and civil society to enhance the contribution that companies can make to sustainable development. They are an independent, not-for-profit organization currently supported by over 100 of the world's leading businesses. IBLF provides strategic counsel to companies to enable them to understand and respond to the development challenges that they face, particularly when operating in transition and emerging economies. As well as managing a number of programmes that provide businesses with opportunities to directly enhance their impact on society, IBLF helps businesses connect with other organizations and develop successful cross-sector partnerships".
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
"The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. The Council provides a platform for companies to explore sustainable development, share knowledge, experiences and best practices, and to advocate business positions on these issues in a variety of forums, working with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations. Members are drawn from more than 35 countries and 20 major industrial sectors. The Council also benefits from a global network of about 60 national and regional business councils and regional partners."