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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.

BSR
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.

Capitals Coalition
The Capitals Coalition was formed in 2020, to unite the Natural Capital Coalition and the Social & Human Capital Coalition. The new Capitals Coalition aims to work collaboratively to ensure that the value that flows from nature, society and people - as well as the economy - collectively informs public and private sector decision making. 

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.

Ceres
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.

Climate Disclosure Standards Board
International consortium of business and environmental NGOs. Offers companies a framework for reporting environmental information and natural capital in mainstream reports such as the annual report, 10-K filing or integrated report.

Corporate Reporting Dialogue
The CRD aims to strengthen cooperation, coordination and alignment between key standard setters and framework developers in the corporate reporting landscape. Its Better Alignment Project is focused on achieving improved alignment between major sustainability reporting frameworks. 

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 Council 
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." In December 2013 the IIRC published its Integrated Reporting Framework, which promotes a sustainability-led form of corporate reporting. 

International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF)
The IPSF is an international forum for public authorities; it aims to promote integrated markets for environmentally sustainable finance and help scale up environmentally sustainable finance internationally. Its 2020 Annual Report examines global trends and evolutions within sustainable finance in the COVID-19 context, as well as how to achieve alignment between sustainable finance investment assessment tools. 

OECD
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’.

Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) 
A U.S. non-profit organisation that produces sustainability accounting standards for by publicly-listed corporations in the U.S.

Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
Task Force set up by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) which provides a framework for climate-related financial disclosures for use by companies in providing information to investors, lenders, insurers, and other stakeholders.

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