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Asia-Pacific Center for Environmental Law (APCEL)

The Asia-Pacific Center for Environmental Law (APCEL) is located at the National University of Singapore and was established to expand environmental legal education and promote awareness of environmental issues. The website offers reports and publications as well as listings of workshops, conferences, and other activities related to environmental law in the Asia-Pacific region.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Country Specific , Environmental Regulations , Singapore

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre provides extensive information and resources on the business and human rights subject. It reports on the human rights impacts of companies worldwide, covering 4,000 companies in over 180 countries. Information is available by region/country, sector, individual company, or business organization. Other topics include issues, laws and lawsuits, principles, the United Nations, and other international organizations.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: General Resources

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) is an organization that promotes social responsibility for companies of all sizes. It provides its members with a wide array of tools to design and successfully implement policies that are in line with social, economic, and environmental responsibility. Additionally, BSR provides news and analysis of current issues as they pertain to sustainable development, training, and advisory services for member companies.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: General Resources

Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL)

The mission of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) is to promote sustainable societies and the protection of ecosystems by advancing the understanding, development, and implementation of international sustainable development law. The site presents research, publications, and projects of the CISDL.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Sustainable Development

Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is an international organization established by Canada, Mexico, and the United States to address environmental matters. The site includes reports and publications providing information on environmental topics such as economy and trade, conservation of biodiversity, law and policy, pollutants and health, and more.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Environmental Regulations , NAFTA , Trade Bloc

Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire (CSR Wire)

The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire (CSR Wire) is a newswire service which promotes the growth of corporate social responsibility and sustainability through solutions-based information and examples. The site's core content includes news, corporate reports and links, CSR events and CSR live, an interactive forum relating to corporate citizenship, sustainability, and social responsibility initiatives.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: General Resources

Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI)

Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI) provides access to a database of environmental treaties worldwide. In addition to the treaty itself, one can find information on the status of the treaty. The site also provides country profiles, a treaty locator, and a country explorer, which allows access to national data on treaties signed, or treaties which a country, organization, or territory has ratified.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Environmental Regulations

European Commission: Sustainable and Responsible Business

The Sustainable and Responsible Business section of the European Commission website includes information on various legislation and rules in the European Union relating to sustainable business practices. The website focuses on eco-friendly or “green” concepts, including advice on eco-friendly manufacturing, waste management, and corporate social responsibility & competitiveness, all within a business context.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Environmental Regulations

Fair Trade Federation

The Fair Trade Federation is a trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations committed to fair trade. Users of the site can explore fair trade, find fair trade products and members as well as resources to help start a fair trade businesses.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Fair Trade

Fair Trade USA

Fair Trade USA educates consumers and brings new manufacturers and retailers into the fair trade system, and provides farmers with tools, training, and resources to thrive as international businesspeople. They connect farmers, cooperatives, and US businesses to facilitate joint business opportunities, relationships, and the growth of the fair trade market. Fair Trade USA also offers impact reports on the performance of specific products. A blog, along with news and updates on fair trade is also available.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Fair Trade

Fairtrade International (FLO)

Fairtrade International (FLO) coordinates fair trade labeling at an international level. The organization sets fair trade standards, organizes support, develops strategy, and promotes justice internationally. Also included on the website are fair trade standards, programs, products, and news.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Fair Trade

Federation of European Employers (FedEE)

The Federation of European Employers (FedEE) provides information on human resources, employment law, pay and job evaluation, and labor regulations. Membership to the site is optional and much of the information can be accessed without one.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Employment Regulations

gE Module: Ethics

The Ethics module provides information on: the definition of ethics; the importance of ethics in business; how religion relates to ethics in the marketplace; the main tenets of, and ethical behavior in, the world’s religions; the ideals and obstacles of ethical behavior in different market settings; broad ethical themes governing how people should behave in the marketplace; the definition and qualities of an ethical manager. A case study on ethics and downsizing is also provided.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: General Resources , Online Course Modules

GoodCorporation

GoodCorporation focuses on responsible business management in several sectors, specifically in areas where risk is present. This site includes a news section, resources and guidelines to assess corporations, and a listing of GoodCorporation members and clients.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: General Resources

Harvard Business School (HBS): Social Enterprise & Nonprofit

This is a sub-website within the Harvard Business School (HBS) Working Knowledge website. It provides featured research reports by HBS professors on the topic of the social responsibility of enterprises. In addition, it also provides featured links to books and websites that focus on corporate social responsibility topics.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: General Resources

Hong Kong: Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance

The goal of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance is to promote urban development while focusing on improving the environment. The site is used for large-scale development projects that are to be implemented for research, forecast, as well as evaluating the impact of business operations on the environment.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Country Specific , Environmental Regulations , Hong Kong

India Together

India Together aims to inform users on development and policy issues in India. Included on the website is helpful information and resources on an array of topics all focused on achieving prosperity in India. Topic areas available on the website include: agriculture, economy, environment, media, and much more. Also included on the website is an interactive section allowing users to ask questions and engage in discussions, as well as editorials, interviews, and more.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Country Specific , Environmental Regulations , India

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) provides news on topics pertaining to trade, sustainable development, and the environment. Also available through this resource is information on topics like agriculture, intellectual property, and the environment.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Sustainable Development

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) engages decision-makers in government, business, non-government organizations, and other sectors to develop and implement policies that promote change through sustainable development. For detailed information on a specific topic users can select a theme or initiative. The publications database captures IISD's institutional and research history.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Sustainable Development

International Labour Organization (ILO): NORMLEX Information System on International Labour Standards

Provided by the International Labour Organization (ILO), NORMLEX is a trilingual database which brings together information on International Labour Standards (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, and comments of the ILO's supervisory bodies) as well as national labour and social security laws.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Employment Regulations

Japan: Japan for Sustainability (JFS)

Japan for Sustainability (JFS) is a non-profit organization providing information on developments and activities in Japan that lead toward sustainability. The site has a variety of news articles on topics such as material reduction, eco-product/business, and energy. The JFS newsletter, issued monthly, summarizes the latest environmental trends and topics in Japan.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Sustainable Development , Country Specific , Japan

KPMG International: Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting

The KPMG International Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting is a project documenting corporate reporting trends on an international level. The sample includes the Global Fortune 250 as well as the 100 largest companies by revenue in 22 countries. The most recent report available is for 2011.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: General Resources

Mallen Baker: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

A site devoted to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) news and resources, Mallen Baker provides visitors with up-to-date news, archived content, and other web links. A free monthly newsletter is offered to voluntary subscribers, which offers a pro-business, pro-responsibility perspective on current topics regarding CSR in the workplace.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: General Resources

MIX (Microfinance Information eXchange)

MIX (Microfinance Information eXchange) contains a variety of news, data, and information about the microfinance industry. The organization also publishes a MicroBanking Bulletin, which includes data and articles related to transparency and benchmarking. MIX also provides viewers with the social performance resource center, which helps companies learn more about social performance management, and how MIX processes social performance data.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Financial Services , General Resources , Industries

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Development

The Development section of the Organisation for Economic and Co-operation and Development (OECD) site provides statistics on a variety of topics, such as aiding developing countries in architecture, effectiveness, and trade. Publications are also available on issues such as gender equality and poverty reduction.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Sustainable Development

Oxfam International

Oxfam International is a confederation of organizations dedicated to fighting poverty and related injustice around the world. The organization is involved in campaigns related to agriculture, climate change and trade. The user can also access an international blog.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Fair Trade , General Resources

Sweden: Swedish Environmental Protection Agency - The Environmental Code

The Swedish Environmental Code constitutes an environmental legislation aimed at promoting sustainable development. Provided by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the page includes information on this code as well as links to the code itself and to other Swedish environmental statutes.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Country Specific , Environmental Regulations , Sweden

The Fairtrade Foundation

The Fairtrade Foundation is the independent non-profit organization that licenses use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on products in the UK. The foundation site provides information on licensed products, certified producer organizations organized by product type and various resources on Fair Trade.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Fair Trade

The Global Development Research Center (GDRC): Sustainable Business

The Global Development Research Center's (GDRC) program on Sustainable Business focuses on preventive and management solutions, encompassing pollution, prevention, LCA/material flows, industrial symbiosis, consumer education and related issues. Much of the site links to outside sources, but the documents and reports section provides primary information.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Sustainable Development

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an official collaborating center of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with direct cooperation with the Secretary-General. Its mission is to develop guidelines by which companies can voluntarily report the dimensions of their social, economic, and environmental policies. It offers news, events, forums and reports.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: General Resources

Traidcraft

Traidcraft is a trading company and development charity dedicated to fighting poverty through trade. The site provides information on buying fair trade, outlines organizational programs relating to international development and includes various fair trade resources.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Fair Trade

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change offers a broad range of resources concerning issues surrounding climate change. In addition to daily updates and information about what kind of action is being taken, the site offers an extensive background about climate change, a detailed outline of the Kyoto Agreement, and national reports of emissions data.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Environmental Regulations

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a global association of companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. The organization focuses on four main areas with respect to social responsibility: energy and climate, development, the business role, and ecosystems. The site provides information on these areas as well as projects and initiatives of the WBCSD.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Sustainable Development

World Resources Institute

The World Resources Institute provides information related to the environment and business, and how to successfully manage them. Their content covers such topics as climate, energy, transport, governance, business, and finance. The site also has information on programs and projects of the institute.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

Tags: Environmental Regulations

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