BELL: The Business Ethics Links Library
Resources for Research in Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

William M. White Business Library, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder
Created by Gene Hayworth
Updated by Natalia Tingle

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    a new Video wiki/blog site developed by the Engineering for Developing Communities Program (EDC) at the University of Colorado and PlanetMind. This site provides a collection of already published short videos illustrating a wide range of sustainable and appropriate solutions for developing (and developed) communities worldwide. You will find innovative ideas, tools, cutting edge programs, case studies, and initiatives in the areas of education, health, energy, water, sanitation, etc.

    BEN: The Business Ethics Network
    "The Business Ethics Network is a project of Corporate Ethics International and is a network of organizations and community groups that actively campaign for corporate responsibility and against corporate misbehavior."

    Business and Sustainable Development: A Global Guide
    BSD works with firms to adopt sustainable practices in order to help companies gain a competitive edge, increase their market share, and boost shareholder value.

    Climate Counts
    Climate Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising consumer awareness about climate change. Climate Counts scores companies, products, and brands on climate impact, disclosure, and support of climate-related legislation.

    Center for ReSource Conservation -- Services for Cities
    "In March of 1976, the Center for ReSource Conservation was founded as the Boulder Energy Conservation Center (BECC) by a group of concerned citizens who aimed to bring energy awareness and technical assistance to the community. The BECC’s outreach and education programs included energy technology expos, Sun Day celebrations, a resource and tools library, an annual Solar Homes Tour, and the first ever Boulder 'No Drive Day'." is a site "dedicated to making solar energy easy to understand and install."

    Alliance for Sustainable Colorado
    "The mission of Alliance for Sustainable Colorado is to advance sustainability through collaboration among nonprofits, business, government and education."

    Colorado Environmental Coalition
    "The Colorado Environmental Coalition unites Coloradans to protect our natural heritage and quality of life. Every year, the Coalition mobilizes thousands of organizations and individuals who, like you, care deeply about Colorado. From soccer moms to steelworkers, from students to ranchers, from commuters to backpackers enjoying the world-famous Rocky Mountains, the Coalition's membership is as diverse as our state."

    Clean Edge: The Clean-Tech Market Authority
    Clean Edge is a research and publishing firm designed to help companies, investors, and governments understand and profit from emerging clean-energy markets.

    CU Biodiesel
    "A non-profit student organization dedicated to advancing the use and knowledge of biodiesel, a vegetable based and clean-burning alternative to petroleum diesel."

    Dow Jones Sustainability Index
    The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are global indexes that track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide.

    EBIC: Environmental Background Information Center
    EBIC is operated by experienced grassroots activists and professional corporate investigators. EBIC formed to meet a growing demand in the environmental movement for quick access to background information on corporations involved in environmentally dangerous projects.

    "Community based recycling since 1976. Eco-Cycle has become an international leader in the Zero Waste movement. Join us in changing business practices, government rules and citizen opportunities for living more lightly upon the Earth and protecting our precious natural resources."

    Environmental Management Accounting Research & Information Center (EMARIC)
    EMARIC works to identify, collect, estimate, analyze, and report the use of materials and energy flow information, environmental cost information, and other cost information for both conventional and environmental decision-making within an organization.

    Environmental Management: The ISO 14000 Family of International Standards
    ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 157 countries.  As an NGO, ISO is able to act as a bridging organization that builds consensus on solutions that meet both the requirements of business and the broader needs of society.

    EPA Models. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    The EPA develops and enforces environmental regulations, offers financial assistance for governments and institutions conducting environmental research, performs environmental research, sponsors voluntary partnerships and programs, furthers environmental education, and publishes information.

    EPA Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Database
    The TRI is a publicly available EPA database that contains information on toxic chemical releases and other waste management activities reported annually by certain covered industry groups and federal facilities.

    Ethical Corporation Institute
    The ECI management team works closely with leading companies, NGOs and academic institutions to define key areas to be researched and to secure the participation of all necessary stakeholders in each project.

    GreenFILE from EBSCO
    GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet.
    GreenBiz is an information resource on how to align environmental responsibility with business success.

    Greenpeace International: Guide to Greener Electronics
    "The guide ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TVs and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change." Updated regularly.

    Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
    The ICCR tracks shareholder activity and climate risk profiles of North American companies.

    The International Corporate Environmental Reporting Site
    This site is dedicated to Corporate Sustainability/CSR and environmental reporting.  It contains news, a complete resource library (guidelines, tools, articles, etc.), and an award gallery.

    Invest Green
    Invest Green has stock market listings of environmentally active companies for the environmentally minded investor.

    Rising Water and Climate Change
    This site, from, provides and overview of climate change and water issues, plus 30 related links.

    Rock the Earth
    "Rock the Earth is a not-for-profit, national public interest environmental organization dedicated to protecting and defending America's natural resources through partnerships with the music industry and the world-wide environmental community. We act as advocates to ensure the existence of a sustainable and healthy environment for all and represent those individuals and communities whose environment or natural surroundings are directly and adversely affected by others."

    Southern Rockies Conservation Alliance
    "The Southern Rockies Conservation Alliance (SRCA) is a coalition of conservation and recreation organizations focusing on protection and preservation of public lands in Colorado and southern Wyoming. SRCA's mission is to develop and implement coordinated, comprehensive and effective campaigns for Colorado and southern Wyoming."

    Sustainable helps to promote sustainable businesses that embrace the goal of enhancing life on earth as an integral part of their business strategies.

    Sustainable Measures
    Sustainable Measures is a website that contains information about communities and organizations working on improving local, regional and global sustainability.

    University of Colorado Environmental Center
    "Established in 1970, the University of Colorado Environmental Center assists with the educational mission of the University by providing information on environmental issues to students, faculty, staff, and the broader community. The Environmental Center gives students applied experience in interdisciplinary environmental problem solving. In addition, the Environmental Center assesses the environmental performance of the university and works with other parts of campus to improve our environmental performance."

    World Bank Institute Business, Competiveness, and Development Program
    The Business, Competitiveness, and Development Program of the World Bank Institute seeks to address the need for a better understanding of the role business can play in development issues, through multi-sectoral partnerships.