Resources Relating to Corporate Social Responsibility

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Recommended Citation

"Resources Relating to Corporate Social Responsibility", CAP, January 31, 1999,

Email Listserves and Publications

  • Ethical Performance: Ethical Performance is an independent source of news on socially responsible business issues.
  • Focus on the Corporation: Focus on the Corporation scrutinizes the multinational corporation – the most powerful institution of our time. Once a week, it reports and comments critically on corporate actions, plans, abuses and trends.
  • Multinational Monitor: The Multinational Monitor is published monthly except bimonthly by Essential Information, Inc. The magazine tracks corporate activity, especially in the Third World, focusing on the export of hazardous substances, worker health and safety, labor union issues and the environment.
  • Voluntary Codes Research Forum: The Voluntary Codes Research Forum is an online discussion group that facilitates discussion about corporate social responsibility, business ethics, and other voluntary initiatives, of interest to government, private sector, non-governmental officials, and others.
  • A social conscience in the global marketplace? Labour dimensions of codes of conduct, social labelling and investor initiatives: This article, by Janelle Diller, outlines a multilateral framework that could help private-sector initiatives contribute more effectively to upholding recognized standards of social justice.

Information and Research Centers

  • Corporate Welfare Information Center: The Corporate Accountability Project is a part of the Activists’ Center for Training In Organizing and Networking (ACTION), an activist’s collective in Philadelphia, PA. The center collects information concerning corporate welfare in the United States, including examples, media reports, and mailing lists.
  • Human Rights Internet Forum: Founded in 1976, Human Rights Internet (HRI) is a world leader in the exchange of information within the worldwide human rights community. HRI’s primary role is to serve the information needs of international scholars, human rights activists, asylum lawyers, and other organizations via an extensive documentation centre and computerized databases.
  • Western Organization for Resource Councils (WORC) – Corporate Research Database: WORC’s Corporate Research Database is a listing of resources that are useful in corporate research. The database contains contact information for organizations that will do research for you, along with resources that will allow you to do research for yourself.


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