Canada, Mexico and the United States have collaborated in protecting North America's environment through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) since 1994. The CEC addresses its three current strategic priorities — climate change mitigation and adaptation; green growth; and sustainable communities and ecosystems — through its cooperative work program as well as through its independent reports and key initiatives and tools.
The only tripartite U.N. agency, since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States , to set labor standards, develop policies and devise programs promoting decent work for all women and men. The ILO's Resource Guide on CSR provides a number of links and search options on the topic of labor from an international perspective, including child labor, employee organizations, working conditions, and workplace discrimination.
This website provides a list of the 36 member countries and candidates, key partners, and regional initiatives. The OECD publishes books, reports, statistics and working papers. All titles and databases published since 1988 can be accessed via the OECD iLibrary subscription database.
The UNFCCC secretariat (UN Climate Change) was established in 1992 when countries adopted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This site has information on the Kyoto Protocol, the Paris Agreement, as well as information on topics including migration, land use, science, climate finance, and climate technology.
This U.N. initiative is striving to drive business awareness and action, in order to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders. This site includes a library of reports in the following areas: human rights, labor, and social sustainability; environment and climate; sustainable management practices; and sustainable finance.
The Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) is a partnership among academic institutions created to provide data and networking opportunities to facilitate research on corporate sustainability and the environment.
The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, focuses on helping business executives and scholars explore ways to align business decisions and investments with the long-term health of a society and the planet.
This Center is based at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, and focuses on helping organizations align corporate citizenship objectives and business goals. The site provides research and news, but requires a subscription for full access to site contents.
BSR™ is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. Performs sustainability consulting and assessments. Develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration.
The Business Roundtable is an association of Chief Executive Officers of America's leading companies. In August 2019, the Roundtable announced a Statement on the "Purpose of a Corporation" that outlines a modern standard for CSR, which includes a commitment to deliver value to customers, invest in employees, deal fairly and ethically with suppliers, support communities and protect the environment while generating long term value for shareholders.
The Fair Trade Certified™ seal represents a diverse network of producers, companies, shoppers, advocates, and organizations in 45 countries with standards for income sustainability, empowerment, and environmental stewardship.
Green America's mission is to harness economic power through the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society, with a focus on climate and clean energy, sustainable food and agriculture, responsible investing, and fair labor.
IBLF Global’s mission is to engage in development activities around the world, to contribute to sustainable economic growth, raising business standards and influencing social development. IBLF Global is an independent NGO, registered as a charity.
IISD is a think tank that publishes objective, independent, research including books, reports, working papers and other materials covering sustainable development themes. It has a library of downloadable pdf reports that are available for free on topics such as: coal subsidies, energy, water, and economic law & policy.
SAI advances human rights at workplaces. The site provides information about the SA8000 Standard, a leading social certification standard for factories and organizations around the world, that examines the use of child labor, forced or compulsory labor, health and safety, freedom of association and a right to collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, work hours, remuneration, and management systems. A list of certified organizations is available on this site.
WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate sustainability initiatives. The organization focuses on social responsibility, energy and climate, development, and ecosystems.
WRI is a global organization that spans more than 50 countries, and has experts working on issues related to environment and development, climate, energy, food, forests, water, and cities and transport.