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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  • Miscellaneous Ethics Web Sites

    Advertising Law contains links to news articles about new legislation.  The site also has compliance deadlines and the text of laws and regulations.

    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."

    Best of the Web - Animal Rights
    This site provides links to a variety of Internet resources concerning animal rights. Topics include activism, organizations, opposing viewpoints and more.

    The Business Ethics Blog by Chris MacDonald
    Chris MacDonald writes a blog about news & commentary about corporate ethics.  The postings respond to ethical issues in current events.

    Business Ethics Memo
    This blog, created by Julian Friedland at the Leeds College of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder, provides a way for students "to disseminate...thoughts on various current high-profile business-ethical debates."
    Business Ethics is the study of ethical dilemmas, values, and decision-making in the world of commerce.

    Business Ethics Training
    Insight and commentary on the importance of proper business ethics training to meet the growing challenges in the 21st century workplace.

    Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
    CAF works "to raise the profile of giving, lobby for tax breaks and provide an increasingly broad suite of services to charities and their supporters." provides links to news articles and volunteer opportunities for people wishing to become activists for political, social, and environmental issues.

    Corporate Governance
    The Corporate Governance site facilitates the ability of institutional and individual shareowners to better govern corporations to enhance both corporate accountability and the creation of wealth.

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Europe
    CSR Europe is a European business network for corporate social responsibility.  CSR Europe aims to help companies integrate corporate social responsibility into the way they do business, every day.

    CSRHUB is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) ratings tool that allows managers, researchers, consultants, academics and activists to track the CSR and sustainability performance of major companies. Data is aggregated from more than 100 sources to provide users with a comprehensive source of CSR information on nearly 5,000 publicly traded companies in 65 countries.

    Defense Industry Initiative (DII) on Business Ethics and Conduct
    DII is a consortium of U.S. defense industry contractors which subscribes to a set of principles for achieving high standards of business ethics and conduct.

    Created and maintained by Shaked Spier, this blog is dedicated to the social issues surrounding information and information ethics. Spier examines current events around the world as a starting point and discusses them in relation to a variety of subjects, including Information Ethics, Freedom of Expression, Information Freedom, Web 2.0, Capitalism, Information Literacy and Education.

    Enron & Ethics
    This site contains links to articles and sites about ethical issues related to Enron.
    This site has links to news articles and commentary about outsourcing.  This site also has extensive links to articles about labor issues related to Wal-Mart.

    The Ethics in Action Awards
    The EIA Awards go to British Columbia-based businesses and business leaders who are building new corporate models and exemplify good corporate citizenship by making corporate social responsibility a key aspect of their daily operations.

    Ethics in Advertising
    This site has the official statement from the Vatican regarding the Church’s position on ethics in advertising.

    Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
    "By focusing cross-sectorally on people, place, and policy, ICCR works with corporations and their partners, government regulators, investment and financial entities, community-based organizations, and social & governance allies to help corporations operate in ways that advance just and sustainable communities while optimizing market valuation."

    Josephson Institute of Ethics
    Regularly updated blog with resources and teaching materials on business ethics from the non profit Josephson Institute of Ethics.

    Social Entrepreneurs at Work (from PBS)
    PBS covers people who use business strategies for humanitarian purposes - also known as social entrepreneurs.

    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    The SEP has entries regarding philosophy and other academic issues that have been reviewed by an editorial board.

    Surety Bond Liability Education
    Surety Bonds are required for many service oriented industries as a mechanism to protect against any ethical breaches.

    They Rule - maps of the interlocking directories of the top companies in the US in 2004
    They Rule aims to provide a research point on some of the relationships of the U.S. ruling class. It focuses on the boards of some of the most powerful U.S. companies.