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Sustainability organisations

A listing of selected organisations, associations and professional bodies working with environmental and sustainability issues.

Accounting for Sustainability
Body aimed at developing practical guidance and tools for embedding sustainability into decision-making and reporting processes. The website provides a how to guide on connected reporting and examples of published reports.

Business in the Community
UK organisation working to develop frameworks for responsible business. The website offers case studies, publications and research studies.

Membership organisation for companies ‘who have an interest and commitment to improving their overall performance in key CSR areas’. Resources include research reports and case studies.

Carbon Trust
Organisation supporting businesses and the public sector to cut carbon emissions, save energy and commercialise low carbon technologies. The website gives information on climate change legislation, emerging technologies and guides.

US coalition of investors, environmental and social advocacy groups and other public interest organisations aiming to work with companies to tackle sustainability issues. Resources include reports and webinars.

CSR Europe
Professional network connecting companies to share corporate social responsibility best practice and projects. The website offers a toolbox of ideas and advice to help organisations implement CSR.

European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif)
Eurosif is ‘a pan-European network and think-tank whose mission is to develop Sustainability through European financial markets’. The Eurosif website includes a survey on the state of the European SRI market.

Ethical Investment Research Service (EIRIS)
EIRIS is a ‘global provider of independent research into the environmental, social, governance (ESG) and ethical performance of companies’.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a not for profit organisation which developed one of the most widely adopted sustainability reporting frameworks. The website includes access to the latest version of the GRI's Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards).

Institute of Business Ethics
Charitable organisation promoting ethical standards in management and industry. The website offers briefings on good practice guidance and an annual survey on UK attitudes to business ethics.

International Integrated Reporting Committee
The IIRC is an international organisation with a mission to ‘create a globally accepted integrated reporting framework which brings together financial, environmental, social and governance information in a clear, concise, consistent and comparable format’.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development compiles a wide variety of statistics and reports on sustainable development, including environmental indicators and outlooks.

Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (PRI)
PRI is a United Nations-backed initiative which has brought a network of international investors together to put into practice the Principles for Responsible Investment devised by the investment community.

Social Investment Forum
The Social Investment Forum is a non-profit US membership association ‘for professionals, firms, institutions and organizations engaged in socially responsible and sustainable investing’.

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