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Sustainability resources

Ceres Publications

View From the Top: How Corporate Boards Engage on Sustainability Performance

The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability

New Jobs - Cleaner Air (Part II): An Investment in American Businesses and American Jobs

The Ceres Aqua Gauge: A Framework for 21st Century Water Risk Management

Proxy Voting for Sustainability

Climate Risk Disclosure by Insurers: Evaluating Insurer Responses to the NAIC Climate Disclosure Survey

More Jobs Per Gallon: How Strong Fuel Economy/GHG Standards Will Fuel American Jobs

Global Investor Survey on Climate Change 2011

Electric Vehicles: Perspectives on a Growing Investment Theme

Disclosing Climate Risks: A Guide for Corporate Executives, Attorneys & Directors

The 21st Century Electric Utility: Positioning for a Low-Carbon Future

Gaining Ground Case Study: Hidden in Plain Sight: Forced Labor in Supply Chains

Gaining Ground Case Study: Digging into Sustainable Agriculture

Governance for Sustainability

Deloitte Review: The Responsible and Sustainable Board

Global Framework on Climate Risk Disclosure

California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)

California State Teachers' Retirement System (CaLSTRS)

Center for Political Accountability

GMI Ratings (formerly The Corporate Library)

The European Sustainable Investment Forum (Euorisf) – Investment Consultants and Responsible Investments Study

International Corporate Governance Network

International Finance Corporation – IFC Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability

International Labor Organization Conventions

National Association of Corporate Directors

Principles on Security and Human Rights

Stakeholder Engagement

IBM Global Business Survey – Attaining Sustainable Growth Through Corporate Social Responsibility

HSBC Global Research

Tellus institute

World Resources Institute Publication - Development without Conflict


Investor Engagement

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship–Handbook on Climate-Related investing Across Asset Classes

Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors

Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGC)

NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index

Principles for Responsible Investing

Robeco Investment Management and Booz & Co. – Responsible Investing: A Paradigm Shift

Sustainable Investment Research Analyst Network (SIRAN)

S&P/IFCI Carbon Efficient Index

The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF)

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Finance Initiative – Fiduciary Responsibility



AccountAbility–AA1000 Assurance Standard

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship – How to Read a Corporate Social Responsibility Report: A User’s Guide

Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants–Building a Better MD&A

Carbon Disclosure Project Supply Chain Survey

Carbon Trust

Ceres and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) – Climate Risk Disclosure in SEC Filings

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)

Domini Social Investments - Innovations in Social and Environmental Disclosure Outside the United States

Final Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule

Facility Reporting Project

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

The Greenhourse Gas Protocol Initiative – WRI/WBSCD

Human Rights Policies and Management Practices of Fortune Global 500 Firms: Survey by John Ruggie

International Federation of Accountants – International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE 3000)

International Standards Organization

Bloomberg Sustainability

KPMG International Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting 2011

National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)

Physical Risks from Climate Change: A guide for companies and investors on disclosure and management of climate impacts

UN Global Compact and GRI, Corporate Human Rights Reporting: An Analysis of Current Trends


Performance: Operations

Brookings Institute – Shrinking the Carbon Footprint of Metropolitan America

California Sustainability Alliance–Green Leases Toolkit

Center for industrial Ecology

Center for Resource Solutions–Green-e

The Gold Standard

Green America–Green Business Network

Harvard Business Review – Why Sustainability is Now the Key Driver of Innovation

Mayors and Climate Protection Best Practices

Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH)

Triple Bottom Line

UN Global Compact

U.S. EPA Energy Star


Climate Change

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Climate Action Registry

The Climate Group

Climate Leaders

Green Power Partnership

The Stern Review

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report

Verified Carbon Standard

World Wildlife Fund


Facilities & Buildings

BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)

Chicago Green Building Department

Green Building Initiative

Green Globes

Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI)–Online Library on Green Buildings

U.S. Green Building Council–LEED

World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBSCD) Energy Efficiency in Buildings Project



McKinsey & Company – The Global Corporate Water Footprint

Pacific institute

UN CEO Water Mandate

UN Water–Coping with Water Scarcity

World Business Council for Sustainable Development Global Water Tool

Water Footprint Initiative


Human Rights

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

Shift Project

United Nations Human Rights – Human Rights Translated: A Business Reference Guide

Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Performance: Supply Chain

As You Sow–Unlocking the Power of the Proxy

Automotive industry Action Group

Better Cotton Initiative

Business for Social Responsibility

Electronic industries Citizenship Coalition

Ethical Trading initiative

Extractive industries Transparency Initiative

Forest Stewardship Council

Fair Labor Association

Green Suppliers Network

McKinsey Quarterly–increasing the Energy Efficiency of Supply Chains

Pharmaceutical Supply Chain initiative

Rainforest Alliance

Social Accountability International

SustainAbility – Unchaining Value: Innovative Approaches to Sustainable Supply

World Economic Forum Report–Supply Chain Decarbonization


Performance: Transportation & Logistics

Brookings Institute–Pay-As-You-Drive Auto insurance: A Simple Way to Reduce Driving-Related Harms and increase Equity

The California Energy Commission – Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Environmental Defense Fund–Corporate Fleet Emissions Survey Report

EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

Forest Ethics

International Council on Clean Transportation

Natural Resources Defense Council

Union of Concerned Scientists Clean Vehicle Program


Performance: Products & Services

Center for a New American Dream

Chicago Waste to Profit Network

Cradle to Cradle Framework

Creative Commons

Federal Trade Commission Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims


Green Xchange

Institute for Environmental Research and Education

Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN)

Scientific Applications International Corporation–Life Cycle Assessment: Principles and Practices

Sustainability Consortium

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

U.S. EPA–Design for the Environment Partnership

World Business Council for Sustainable Development and IBM–Eco-Patent Commons

World Economic Forum – Sustainability for Tomorrow’s Consumer: The Business Case for Sustainability


Performance: Employees

Apollo Alliance

The Aspen institute–Where Will They Lead? MBA Student Attitudes About Business & Society, 2008

Blue Green Alliance

Calvert Investments - Women and Investing Perspectives

Green America

Green for All

The Labor Network for Sustainability

National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)

Net Impact - State of Sustainable Business


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