Bauer Center for Business Ethics

Student Resources - ETHICS Organizations

Business for Social Responsibility

“Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) is a global organization that helps member companies achieve success in ways that respect ethical values, people, communities and the environment. BSR provides information, tools, training and advisory services to make corporate social responsibility an integral part of business operations and strategies. A nonprofit organization, BSR promotes cross sector collaboration and contributes to global efforts to advance the field of corporate social responsibility.”

http://www.bsr.org/

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Caux Round Table

“The Caux Round Table (CRT) is an international network of principled business leaders working to promote a moral capitalism. The CRT advocates implementation of the CRT Principles for Business through which principled capitalism can flourish and sustainable and socially responsible prosperity can become the foundation for a fair, free and transparent global society.”

http://www.cauxroundtable.org/

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Center for Ethical Business Cultures

“The Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC) assists leaders in creating ethical and profitable business cultures at the enterprise, community and global levels. The Center's products, services and research are focused in four areas:

  1. Ethical Leadership
  2. Management and Culture
  3. Work-Life and Critical Employer-Employee Relationships
  4. Corporate Citizenship.”

http://www.cebcglobal.org/

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Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility

CPSR is a global organization promoting the responsible use of computer technology. Founded in 1981, CPSR educates policymakers and the public on a wide range of issues. CPSR has incubated numerous projects such as Privaterra, the Public Sphere Project, EPIC (the Electronic Privacy Information Center), the 21st Century Project, the Civil Society Project, and the CFP (Computers, Freedom & Privacy) Conference. Originally founded by U.S. computer scientists, CPSR now has members in over 30 countries on six continents.”

http://www.cpsr.org/issues/ethics

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Ethics Officer Association

“The Ethics Officer Association (EOA) is the professional association exclusively for managers of ethics, compliance and business conduct programs. The EOA provides ethics officers with training and a variety of conferences and meetings for exchanging best practices in a frank, candid manner.”

http://www.eoa.org

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Global Alliance for Workers and Communities

“The Global Alliance for Workers and Communities (GA) is a partnership of private, public and non-governmental organizations established in 1999 to improve the workplace experience and future prospects of workers involved in global production and service supply chains in developing countries, the majority of whom are young adults. GA is currently working in 5 countries (China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam) and reaching over 200,000 workers.”

http://www.theglobalalliance.org

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Human Rights Watch

“Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all. Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization, supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide. It accepts no government funds, directly or indirectly.”

http://www.hrw.org

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International Business Ethics Institute

“The Institute promotes business ethics and corporate responsibility through two key program areas. First, it works to increase public awareness and dialogue about international business ethics issues through such educational resources and activities as the Roundtable Discussion Series, the International Business Ethics Review and this website. Second, the Institute works closely with companies to assist them in establishing effective international ethics programs. The Institute is dedicated to disseminating business ethics information to demonstrate the positive, tangible changes that responsible business can generate.”

http://www.business-ethics.org

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International Fair Trade Association

IFAT is active where it adds value to the Fair Trade movement at the global level. It also facilitates the initiatives of its members. IFAT brings its members together to

  1. Develop the market for fair trade
  2. Build trust in fair trade
  3. speak out for fair trade.”

http://www.ifat.org

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Social Venture Network

SVN promotes new models and leadership for socially and environmentally sustainable business in the 21st century. We champion this effort through initiatives, information services and forums that strengthen our community and empower our members to work together on behalf of their shared vision.”

http://www.svn.org

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Sweatshop Watch

“Founded in 1995, Sweatshop Watch is a coalition of over 30 labor, community, civil rights, immigrant rights, women's, religious and student organizations, and many individuals, committed to eliminating the exploitation that occurs in sweatshops. Sweatshop Watch serves low-wage workers nationally and globally, with a focus on garment workers in California. We believe that workers should earn a living wage in a safe, decent work environment, and that those responsible for the exploitation of sweatshop workers must be held accountable. The workers who labor in sweatshops are our driving force. Our decisions, projects, and organizing efforts are informed by their voices, their needs, and their life experiences.”

http://www.sweatshopwatch.org

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Transparency International

“The purpose of this organization is to deal with both international business and national corruption.”

http://www.transparency.de/index.html

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Working Values

“Working Values helps forward thinking companies safeguard their integrity and reputation by aligning the behavior of employees and managers with the organization's values and standards. Working Values pioneering Integrity Alignment Process, a unique approach to managing operational risk and increasing stakeholder confidence, helps companies overcome the gap between standards and behavior by integrating the disparate corporate functions of risk management, compliance, and culture with day-to-day business processes. Work Values’ expertise is in developing and implementing long-term values-based ethics initiatives that reach out to a variety of stakeholders. These initiatives are not one-time "events" or sterile handbooks that gather dust on a shelf. Rather, Working Values develops multi-faceted solutions that link a company's values to employee behaviors.”

http://www.workingvalues.com

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