Green Business, Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethical Finance, and Sustainable Economies

This post provides a list of links to green-business-related organizations, associations, websites, books, and other resources, which are useful not only to people who own, manage, or work for companies, but to all of us—as consumers and citizens who are affected by business decisions and corporate practices every day. The resources are organized into the following categories:

  • Green Business (general)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Environmental & Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Financing, and Investing
  • Clean, Green Jobs
  • Local Economies / Community Investment and Resilience
  • Confronting the Corporate Corruption of Government
  • Ecological Economics
  • Online Media
  • Books

[Note: New links were added to this post in April 2012.]

Green Business (general)

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Environmental & Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Financing, and Investing

Socially responsible investment funds include Domini Social Investments, Trillium Asset Management, Calvert Investments, Green Century Capital Management, Walden Asset Management, Citizens Fund, and Green Retirement Plans, among others.

Clean, Green Jobs

Local Economies / Community Investment

Confronting the Corporate Corruption of Government

(e.g., the excessive influence of dirty industries and wealthy special interest groups on politicians, legislators, and judges, to the detriment of society and the common good: environmentally and economically)

Ecological Economics

CASSE has a great listing of such organizations here.

 

Online Media (green business-focused web magazines and blogs)

Books

Reinventing FireReinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era, by Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute

Confessions of a Radical Industrialist: How Interface Proved That You Can Build a Successful Business Without Destroying the Planet, by Ray Anderson

Green Recovery: Get Lean, Get Smart, and Emerge from the Downturn on Top, by Andrew Winston

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and Hunter Lovins

The Truth about Green Business, by Gil Friend

The Economics of Enough: How to Run the Economy as If the Future Matters, by Diane Coyle

Betterness: Economics for Humans, by Umair Haque

Ethical Markets, by Hazel Henderson and Simran Sethi

Capitalism 3.0: A Guide to Reclaiming the Commons, by Peter Barnes

Ecological Economics (Second Edition): Principles and Applications, by Herman Daly and Joshua Farley

Changing Business From the Inside Out: The Treehugger’s Guide to Working in Corporations, by Tim Mohin [to be published this August, 2012]

For more books on socially responsible business, see these from Chelsea Green Publishing and Island Press.

This is not an exhaustive list of books and resources related to green business. If you have another resource to recommend, please submit a Comment below. Thanks!

 

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February 20, 2012

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