**NOTE: The following listing of links to organizations engaged in issues EthicsWorld focuses on should not be taken as an endorsement of the organizations themselves.
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Some Key EthicsWorld Links to NGOs
AccountAbility is a UK-based international non-profit organization that works on bringing together businesses, NGOs, and the public sector around accountability issues.
- Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics
Established in partnership with the Business Roundtable, the Institute brings together leaders from business and academia to fulfill its mission to renew and enhance the link between ethical behavior and business practice through executive education programs, practitioner-focused research and outreach.
- Carnegie Council
Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, headquartered in New York. A forum for research and education in ethics and international policy.
- Canadian Centre for Ethics & Policy
The Centre for Ethics is a uniquely Candian non-profit that is dedicated to promoting and maintaining an ethical orientation and culture in Canadian organizations.
Ceres is a national US network of investment funds, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working to advance environmental stewardship on the part of businesses.
- The Center for Public Integrity
Is a Washington, D.C., based center that investigates all aspects of ethics and corruption in the public sector, including business lobbying and campaign finance. Also has international reports, including global integrity index project.
- IFES' Center for Transitional and Post-Conflict - Program on Political Ethics and Public Finance
IFES is an international NGO based in Washington DC that provides countries with tested mechanisms to promote transparency. It works with official and non-governmental stakeholders to create an enabling environment for change, to conduct necessary legal and procedural reform, to implement a mechanism to collect, store, and publish data and to educate major actors in how to access and best implement the political finance accountability mechanisms. IFES' Center for Transitional and Post Conflict Governance seeks to combat political corruption around the world through transparency, enforcement, and accountability through its Program on Political Finance.
- Cercle Ethique des Affaires - Ethical Affairs
Ethical Affairs is a Paris-based business ethics organization that published the French-language periodical "Ethical Enterprise."
- Corporate Governance
Change Leaders, Inc. specializes in Board Development, CEO Coaching, and Executive Team Development - we make high performing senior executives and their teams better. For Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Resources such as CorpGov Conferences or Corp Gov Publications visit Change-Leaders.com.
- Defence Against Corruption
A project of the UK chapter of Transparency International, this advocacy group exists to combat corruption in the international arms trade. It promotes increased openness and oversight of defence procurement, and common cooperation between parties in strengthening anti-corruption capabilities in Defence and Security Ministries.
- Democracy Watch
Organization based in Canada that advocates democratic reform, government accountability, and corporate responsibility.
- Development Gateway Foundation: Governance dgCommunity
The site seeks to facilitate the intermediation of ideas, information, experience, and research between people and organizations that have a direct interest in governance issues.
- Ethical Globalization Initiative
In New York, founded and led by Mary Robinson, focuses on issues related to human security – particularly, trade and development; HIV/AIDS in Africa; and, humane migration policies.
- Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA)
The ECOA is a non-consulting, member-driven association for individuals responsible for their company’s ethics, compliance, and business conduct programs. ECOA, based in Boston has an expanding U.S. and international membership.
- Ethics Resource Center
The ERC in Washington DC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization engaged in research and advisory work. Its activities include workplace ethics surveys, character education initiatives in schools and support for international ethics institutes.
- Ethics Resource Center/Fellows Program
The ERC Fellows Program is a select group of corporate, government, non-profit and educational leaders who convene periodically to share expertise, review cutting-edge ethics issues, and develop research projects.
- European Business Ethics Network is the leading network of its kind across more than 33 countries in Europe. This Netherland's based non-profit brings together a wide range of experts from academia, business and civil society with the goal of promoting values-based management, ethical leadership and increased awareness about companies' responsibility in society.
FONTRA, the Regional Fund for the Promotion of Transparency, is a partnership between the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) and the Institute of Communication and Development (ICD), which is supporting civil society anti-corruption projects in the Southern Cone countries of Latin America.
- Global Financial Integrity Project
As a program of the Center for International Policy, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) works in coordination with governments, corporations, think tanks, and non-governmental advocacy organizations to push for the curtailment of illegal cross-border financial flows.
- Global Leadership Network
An international business network which helps companies align corporate citizenship with core business strategies by providing them with online benchmarking and strategic management tools, a management framework for continuous improvement, a global learning community of leading companies, a database of best
practices, and access to world renowned experts.
- Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption
Created in 2002; it is “intended to be a portal for parliamentarians from around the world interested in joining forces to fight corruption and promote good governance.”
- Global Public Policy Institute
The Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) is a Geneva and Berlin based non-profit think tank that does research and consulting on global governance issues.
- Hong Kong Ethics Development Centre
HKEDC is a non-profit affiliated with the Hong Kong Independent Commission on Corruption. The HKEDC aims to foster business and related ethics in Hong Kong on a long-term basis and to harness support from the business community for this cause.
- Integrity Interactive
Integrity Interactive helps leading companies and large organizations build ethical cultures that reduce risk. We design, develop, and deliver programs and services that mitigate risk in three areas: compliance, ethics, and corporate responsibility.
- The International Communications Forum
The International Communications Forum (ICF) is devoted to media ethics and freedoms of expression and information. It believes that these need to be accompanied by a high sense of responsibility and respect for every audience, which it aims to encourage through interactive conferences. Founded in 1991 and present in 116 countries, the ICF is a growing world-wide network of media people who recognise that they have the power to influence society for good or ill and who want to play their part in building a less corrupt, less grubby-minded and infinitely more compassionate world.
- The Impact Alliance
The Impact Alliance is a global capacity building network that enables organizations from all sectors of development to access high-quality technical assistance, collaborate with peers, and exchange ideas, tools, training curricula and publications on capacity building. Their website contains a resource center of best practices and training documents with sections on accountability, local governance strengthening, and monitoring and evaluation.
- Institute of Business Ethics
IBE is a London-based institute that does surveys and research on corporate business ethics topics and works with corporations to improve their ethics strategies.
- Institute for Global Ethics
The Institute for Global Ethics (IGE) is an independent, nonsectarian, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ethical action in a global context.
- Institute of Security Studies - South Africa
The Institute of Security Studies located in South Africa has programs on all aspects of human security in Africa, including a program on corruption, money laundering, organised crime, and terrorism.
- International Business Ethics Institute in the United States is a leading consulting and analytical organization that works with corporations.
- Iraq Revenue Watch
An initiative from the Open Society Institute; works to ensure that Iraqi oil revenues are managed in a transparent manner.
- Loyola Marymount College
Contains a comprehensive list of links to websites involved in many aspects of organizational ethics.
- National Committe for Responsive Philanthropy
Through research promotes policy reforms aimed at improving philanthropic accountability and responsiveness, as well as the means for improving standards of accountability. Provides recommendations aimed at bringing fair governance and oversight to the billions of dollars held in the trust of the philanthropic sector.
- Network of African Youths Against Corruption
Provides a platform for youths to voice concerns on national governance and demands for greater transparency, accountability, good democratic leadership, and anticorruption initiatives.
- Open Society Justice Initiative
The Open Society Justice Initiative, an operational program of the Open Society Institute (OSI), pursues law reform activities grounded in the protection of human rights, and contributes to the development of legal capacity for open societies worldwide.
- Partnership for Transparency Fund
An international, non-governmental organization that provides grants to NGOs to enable them to play an effective role in the design, implementation and monitoring of national anti-corruption programs.
- Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
Promotes investigative reporting on current issues in the Philippines and on matters of large public interest; it seeks to encourage the development of investigative journalism and to create a culture for it within the Philippine press. Gives attention to corruption and ethics issues.
- Public Affairs Centre India
Cited by the World Bank Group; Works to improve governance in India.
- Public Agenda
Non-profit and non-partisan, Public Agenda provides unbiased and unparalleled research that bridges the gap between American leaders and what the public really thinks about issues ranging from education to foreign policy to immigration to religion and civility in American life. Public Agenda's two-fold mission is to help American leaders better understand the public's point of view and help citizens know more about critical policy issues so they can make thoughtful, informed decisions.
- The Social Investment Forum
The Social Investment Forum is the national nonprofit trade association dedicated to promoting the concept, practice, and growth of socially and environmentally responsible investing. The Forum's membership includes over 500 social investment practitioners and institutions, including financial professionals, analysts, portfolio managers, banks, mutual funds, researchers, foundations, community development organizations, and public educators.
- Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics
The Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE) is the only international, non-profit organization solely dedicated to improving the quality of corporate governance, compliance and ethics. SCCE mission includes: facilitating the development and maintenance of compliance programs; providing a forum for understanding the complicated compliance environment; and offering tools, resources and educational opportunities for those involved with compliance. It's services include: educational programs and conferences, a professional network; the Journal of Compliance & Ethics, weekly e-corporate compliance news, compliance job postings, discussion groups, cooperative programs with other national organizations, and membership.
- The Southern African Information Portal on Corruption
‘IPOC’, provides Anti-Corruption practitioners (in government and the private sector), researchers, policy makers and civil society activists - concerned with combating corruption in Southern Africa - with 'an entry point’ into anti-corruption activities in the region.
- St James Ethics Centre
Based in Australia, it is a fully independent not-for-profit organisation which provides a non-judgemental forum for the promotion and exploration of ethics and ethical decision-making.
A network-building anti-corruption organization, designed to provide ideas and expertise at an early stage in the formation of new and innovative networks of anti-corruption professionals.
With its main office in Washington DC, it is a non-profit membership association that specializes in anti-bribery due diligence reviews and compliance training for international commercial intermediaries (sales agents and representatives, consultants, distributors, and suppliers).
- Transparency International [See 2004 Corruption Perceptions Index]
Headquarters in Berlin, with 85 national chapters – it is the leading international non-governmental organization devoted to combating corruption.
- York Ethics Codes Website - a comprehensive introduction to business ethics codes.
Links to Official Anti-Corruption Sites
- African Parliamentarians’ Network Against Corruption
Regional organization of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption.
- Anti-Corruption Bureau—Brunei Darussalam
Government Anti-Corruption Bureau in Brunei.
- Anti-Corruption Bureau—Malawi
Government Anti-Corruption Bureau in Malawi.
- Board of Audit and Inspection—Korea
The Supreme Audit and Inspection Institution of the Republic of Korea.
- Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority—Nepal
A constitutional body of the government of Nepal, which serves as the watchdog against the abuse of authority, corruption and improper conduct by the persons holding public positions.
- Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau—Singapore
A government body that investigates and aims to prevent corruption in the public and private sectors in Singapore.
- The US Department of Commerce's Good Governance Program
The Good Governance Program works to increase market access and ensure a level playing field for U.S. companies in emerging markets by promoting transparency through business ethics and anti-corruption, accountability in corporate governance, fairness in commercial dispute resolution, and the protection of intellectual property rights.
- Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime—Botswana
Government Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime in Botswana.
- Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group
Comprised of fourteen countries from the Eastern region of Africa down to the southern tip of Africa. The site is structured to provide an information area for the public as well as for its members.
- Group of States Against Corruption. GRECO
Established on 1 May, 1999, by member countries of the Council of Europe. GRECO regularly publishes reports of continuing consultations on anti-corruption activities in Council of Europe member states. These reports include recommendations for action.
- Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) - Hong Kong
Since its inception, the Commission adopts a three-pronged approach of investigation, prevention and education to fight corruption. With the support of the Government and the community, Hong Kong has now become one of the least corrupt places in the world.
- Korea Independent Commission Against Corruption
An independent organization working to prevent corruption at the national level, “doing its best to pass a clean society, a sound nation, and an aspiring future onto the next generation”.
- National Accountability Bureau—Pakistan
Government Accountability Bureau in Pakistan.
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Its website contains a substantial “topic” sections on both “corruption” and “governance.” These are two increasingly important areas of activity for this official organization.
- The Southeast European Legal Development Initiative
The overall goal of SELDI is to contribute to the building of the rule of law and democratic institutions in the countries of southeast Europe. This is a joint European Union - World Bank website that provides several anti-corruption links.
- UN Global Compact
An international initiative that brings companies together with UN agencies, labour and civil society to support universal environmental and social principles.
- U4 Utstein Anti-Corruption Resource Centre
The U4 Utstein Anti-Corruption Resource Centre is a web based resource centre established by the Utstein Group to strengthen their partnership for international development.
- The World Bank Group Anticorruption
Webpage by the World Bank Group devoted to anticorruption information; gives links to other anticorruption websites.
Links to Selected Transparency International Chapters
Links to CSR Sites
- Article 13 - Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Experts - "
We are experts in business responsibility, typically in the areas of CSR, sustainability, governance and social innovation." Website contains substantial public material, including links to anti-corruption and other sites.
- Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
Updated daily website highlighting news and developments of important issues relating to business and human rights; Website includes reports of corporate misconduct, as well as positive examples of "best practice" by companies.
- Business for Social Responsibility
BSR is a global organization that works with its member companies on a broad array of key organizational ethics and governance issues.
- Business Strategy Consultants
Provides business strategy consulting, strategic business planning, corporate strategy, marketing strategies and strategic-level advices. And Business Consulting Companies, which works with technology companies.
- The Caux Round Table
CRT is an international network of business leaders working to promote a "moral capitalism". The CRT advocates implementation of the CRT Principles for Business.
- The Corporate Library
The Corporate Library is an independent investment research firm providing corporate governance data, analysis & risk assessment tools.
- Corporate Responsibility Index
The Corporate Responsibility Index is a strategic management tool to enhance the capacity of businesses to develop, measure and communicate best practice in the field of corporate social responsibility. It does this through benchmarking corporate social responsibility strategy and implementation process across the four key impact areas of community, workplace, marketplace and environment.
- Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative
The Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government is a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder program that seeks to enhance the public role of private enterprises.
- CSR Center
A global, interactive community for students of Corporate Social Responsibility and all fields relating to it. The site has an extensive library of materials and a discussion board. Register for free to get unlimited access.
- Ethical Markets Media
A global media company delivering its message through television, Internet and print. The Ethical Markets website provides further information about the television series, access to industry analysts and in-depth information on socially responsible investment.
EthicScan Canada Ltd is a synthesis of three different services – an ethics consultancy, Canada's first corporate social responsibility research house, and a clearinghouse or resource centre for consumer and corporate ethics.
- European Business Ethics Network - UK
EBEN-UK was established in 1994 as the UK association of the European Business Ethics Network. Its purpose is to provide a forum for academics and practitioners to discuss and debate issues to do with business ethics / corporate social responsibility.
- The Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT)
GIFT is a Hong Kong-based policy think tank that works on CSR and business ethics issues in Asia.
- The Global Reporting Initiative
A multi-stakeholder process and independent institution whose mission it is to develop and disseminate globally applicable Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.
- International Business Leadership Forum is a is an international non-profit organisation set up in 1990 by HRH The Prince of Wales and a group of chief executives of international companies, in respc growth and change in the global economy.
- Management Jobs A network for business professionals looking for top job placement in the field of management with a variety of resources to utilize your skills.
- Novethic Novethic's mission is to provide information and expert resources to
business leaders, investors, NGOs and academics interested or already
involved in CSR and SRI.
The Center develops independent research and provides news updates that
analyse issues and initiatives relating to CSR and SRI.
- Sustainable Business
Website that focuses on environmental issues in business; Provides information for the “Progressive Investor” (a socially responsible and “green” investor).
Links to Academic Sites
- Abacus Links for Education
A compendium of many diverse links for education purposes.
- Coexistence International (CI)
Established by Brandeis University's International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, the group's mission is to strengthen the field of policymakers, practitioners, researchers, advocates, organizations, and networks promoting coexistence at local, national, and international levels. Dr. Mari Fitzduff is the Chair of CI’s International Advisory Board. CI, an initiative of the Slifka Program in Intercommunal Coexistence, is funded through gift of the Alan B. Slifka Foundation. New Slifka Program website at: http://www.brandeis.edu/programs/Slifka/
- Center For Applied Ethics
An independent, interdisciplinary research center in the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
- Center for Business and Public Sector Ethics
The Centre for Business and Public Sector Ethics, Cambridge, has its own staff in Cambridge but unites, on a national, European and international basis, university professors, businessmen, government officials and professionals, such as chartered accountants and bankers.
- Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College
A research center at Boston College's Wallace E. Carroll School of Management that partners with global corporations to define, plan, and operationalize their corporate citizenship.
- Columbia Business School
- Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics
is the umbrella organization for leadership and ethics activities at Columbia's Business School. Using teaching, practical experience and research, the center works to ensure that ethics issues are an integral aspect of training the next generation of global business leaders.
- The Social Enterprise Program
Offers an concentration in social enterprise and an array of elective courses to Columbia MBA students tailored to specific career interests, including nonprofit and public sector management, corporate social responsibility, international development, emerging markets and social entrepreneurship. The program organizes a wide range of activities aimed at exposing MBA students to social innovations happening in all sectors of business.
global network of institutions involved in applied ethics (through research, teaching, lobbying, campaigning); a platform of discussion and sharing of publications and events; and a platform for common projects in applied ethics.The site has an updated library.
- The Robert ZIcklin Center for Corporate Integrity
The Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College is an academic center that sponsors research and convenes policy makers in business and public policy to advance its goals through lectures and conferences. The center's focus is on the changing issues of corporate governance and financial reporting in US corporations and capital markets.
- Seoul Institute For Transparency
Established at the University of Seoul in January 2000 to study corruption issues that obstruct economic and social justice in society and to recommend anti-corruption policy alternatives.
- The Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)
A publication of The Center for Social Innovation at Stanford Business School, SSIR provides strategies tools and ideas for non-profits, foundations and socially responsible businesses. By highlighting research and real-life case studies, its mission is to share substantive insights and practical experiences in the hope that these will help build enduring organizations and promote innovative solutions to social problems.
Links to Socially Responsible Investing Websites
Links to Comprehensive Ethics & Anti-Corruption Sites
A social media platform that helps people and organizations connect to create value beyond the bottom line. The site provides news, jobs, and networks for people who create change.
- Transparency International Links
has developed a substantial list of links to NGOs, governments, and research organizations, involved with corruption issues on their links page.
- TI's CORIS website
provides a further set of resources to link to other organizations as well as its own large research base and set of media articles.
- Loyola Marymount College
Comprehensive list of links to websites involved in many aspects of organizational ethics.
- Bentley College Center for Business Ethics
List of business ethics-related sites and US ethics organizations, international organizations and ethics consultants.
- CSRWire and the CSRWire Directory
CSRWire is a source of information on corporate responsibility and sustainability, press releases, reports and news. The CSRWire Directory is a database of over 1,400 organizations related to corporate social responsibility.
Values & Business Ethics at the Josephson Institute
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