Corporate Accountability is an important issue in society. It is part of more general issues of business. Its specific focus involves: Sites of organizations, institutions, or individuals which are aimed at any of the following: 1. Monitor corporate behavior as it affects human rights, environmental issues, fairness to workers, or other issues of human rather than economic concern. 2. Call to action, inform, or "blow the whistle" on corporate operations relative to #1 above. 3. Provide solutions, alternative ideas to problems above.
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An online magazine and resource center designed to provide activists, journalists, students, teachers and policy makers with an array of tools to investigate and analyze corporate activity. Documents the social, political, economic and environmental impacts of large transnational corporations.
Global network of culture jammers and creatives working to change the way information flows, corporations wield power, and meaning is produced in society.
Airline On-Time Statistics
U.S. Bureau of Transportation figures on airline's tardinesses.
This proposal would prevent the federal government from entering into contracts with companies that are chronic violators of consumer, environmental, labor, tax, antitrust and employment laws.
As You Sow
Organization promoting corporate accountability - holding corporations accountable for complying with consumer, workplace and environmental laws.
Better Business Bureau of Mainland British Columbia
Regional example of BBB that focuses on ethical matters of business members for the public.
Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
Provides information, tools, training and advisory services to make corporate social responsibility an integral part of business operations and strategies.
Business in the Community
A movement of businesses committed to continually improving their positive impact on society through corporate social responsibility.
Formerly the Valdez Principles, the CERES Principles for environmentally sound business practices were drafted by the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies.
Corporate Accountability Project
Researching Corporations section provides links to numerous resources to investigate publicly traded corporations.
Corporate America: The Land of the Greed
Personal commentary by Evan Stair on the effects of corporate values on small town life.
Facilitates the movement to enhance wealth creation by transforming corporations into more democratic entities through shareholder activism and empowering boards of directors.
Corporations and Health Watch
Provides activists, researchers, health professionals, policy makers and others with information and resources so they can act to change corporate practices that harm health.
European business reference point for social responsibility issues. Includes case studies, publications, current activities and databank search.
CSR360 Global Partner Network
Global network of not-for-profit organizations working with businesses to improve their positive impact on society.
Site for alerting and organizing efforts in corporate accountability.
Newsletter for professionals concerned with corporate social responsibility or for investors. Covers Europe, Americas and Asia Pacific regions.
European Corporate Governance Institute
Non-Profit Network for European and Comparative Corporate Governance Issues.
The Fair Labor Association
Nonprofit network which gets major footwear and clothing manufacturers to agree to disclose specific factory names, where in the world their products are manufactured.
Initiative Against Economic Globalization PRAGUE 2000
Aims to help citizens' democratic rights to publicly demonstrate in order to bring accountability to bear upon large, multinational corporations.
International Corporate Environmental Reports
Corporate Accountability vis a vis the environment. English link, site name, Milieujaarverslagen.
The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF)
Nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to achieving just and humane treatment for workers worldwide.
Jennifer Zerk Consulting
Independent consultancy specializing in the legal side of corporate social responsibility.
Begun in 1987, enables information and organizing about worldwide concerns with science, technology and society. Genetic engineering by corporations, for example, has been a focus here.
The MacBride Principles
Principles of conduct for firms doing business in Northern Ireland.
Max Havelaar Switzerland
Swiss firm promoting and enabling fair trade actions.
Profit vs. Social Responsibility
Cyber College asks students to calculate the costs / benefits of socially responsible business decisions.
Watered Stock Pyramid Analysis
Links to articles by Bill Parish about Citicorp, Cisco Systems and Microsoft printing stock with abandon.
One Market, Under God
Thomas Frank, 35, contends that behind the go- go stock market and the feel-good atmosphere, the American economy that bloomed in the 1990's is sick, and that the divide between rich and poor has widened. To read this NY Times interview of him, requires free registration. (December 21, 2000)
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