AccountAbility administers the AA1000 Assurance Standard, offers training and operates research programmes in the area of organisational accountability with a focus on ‘ideas for action’.
The Ashridge Centre for Business and Society
The Ashridge Centre for Business and Society (ACBAS) is a leading authority on relations between the corporate sector, government and civil society, and emphasises the changing role of business. It offers tailored training, advice and consultancy and conducts its own research.
Established in 1994, the Best Practice Club is a knowledge-sharing network of organisations that helps members research, identify and implement best practice, while facilitating collaboration between member companies and providing access to published research.
The Bribery Centre has been created to assist companies with the implementation of 'adequate procedures' in response to the 2010 Bribery Act. The organisation provides tools for companies to assess the risk to their business and to comply with the Act.
The BQF is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that works with companies to improve their performance across a range of areas, including sustainability, employee and customer satisfaction. In 1994, the BQF launched the UK Business Excellence Awards.
Brunel Research in Enterprise, Innovation, Sustainability and Ethics
The Brunel Research in Enterprise, Innovation, Sustainability and Ethics (BRESE) serves as a vehicle for interdisciplinary research into the dynamic and emerging relationships between a number of areas: enterprise and innovation, sustainability, and ethics.
Business in the Community
An independent business-led charity and membership organisation, BiTC focuses on responsible business practice making use of networking opportunities and collaborative action. Community work focuses on various social issues and is delivered through a range of initiatives.
The Carbon Trust was set up by the U.K. Government in 2001 as an independent company. Its mission is to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy by working with organisations to reduce carbon emissions and develop commercial low carbon technologies.
Founded in 1988, the Centre unites on a national, European and international basis to undertake research on issues from police ethics to CSR and corporate governance.The Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR)
CSEAR is a networking institution that gathers and disseminates information about the practice and theory of social and environmental accounting and reporting. CSEAR has over 300 members and publishes a biannual journal: Social and Environmental Accounting.
Centre for Tomorrow’s Company
Tomorrow’s Company is a business-led think-tank which aims to conduct research into, and to stimulate the development of, a new agenda for business. The Centre acts as a networking hub for organisations.
CORE highlights failures in current voluntary schemes and campaigns for binding rules to address corporate responsibility.The Corporate Responsibility Group (CRG)
The Corporate Responsibility Group is made up of over 85 companies and acts as a forum for corporate professionals working in the field of community involvement and corporate social responsibility to discuss relevant issues and enhance business practice.
Founded in July 2004 the CSR Academy provides a competency framework for managers wanting to implement CSR into the workplace. In 2007 Business in the Community took over the running of the CSR Academy and undertook a review of its activities.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) works to improve the UK economy by creating the conditions for business success; promoting innovation, entreprise and science; and giving everyone the skills and opportunities to succeed.
EBEN-UK was established in 1994 as the UK association of the European Business Ethics Network. It provides a forum for academics and practitioners to discuss and debate business ethics/corporate social responsibility issues.
ECCR was formed in 1989 to raise the profile of corporate responsibility within churches. The Council addresses issues such as economic justice, human rights, and corporate and investor responsibility.Ethical Investment Research Service (EIRIS)
EIRIS provides independent research into corporate behaviour to enable ethical investors to make informed investment decisions. EIRIS works to empower investors by advising them on the environmental, social, governance, and ethical performance of companies.
Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)
The Ethical Trading Initiative is an alliance of companies, non-governmental organisations and trade union organisations that work to promote and improve the implementation of corporate codes of practice which cover supply chain working conditions.
The Fairtrade Foundation was set up to ensure a better deal for marginalised and disadvantaged third world producers. The Foundation awards a consumer label, the FAIRTRADE Mark, to products which meet internationally recognised standards of fair trade.
Fawcett is the UK’s leading campaign for equality between women and men. Where there's an inequality gap between women and men we're working to close it.
Forum for the Future
Forum for the Future is recognised as the UK’s leading sustainable development charity. The organisation was founded in 1996 with the mission to accelerate the building of a sustainable way of life, taking a positive solutions-oriented approach.
This not-for-profit organisation assists businesses across different departments, from HR and finance to business development. The Forum provides tailored business support, help and advice to protect and reassure business leaders throughout the lifecycle of their business.
Global Witness works to expose the link between natural resource exploitation and human rights abuses. Global Witness seeks to gather and disseminate information regarding environmental exploitation and its social, ecological, and economic effects.
The GoodBrand are CSR professionals also working in the fields of business ethics and sustainability. The GoodBrand have developed the Social Equity Index to measure the social standing of brands and to track change in such standing over time relative to competitors.
The GoodCorporation standard helps organisations to develop, manage and monitor their corporate responsibilities. The standard sets out a framework of policies and good practices against which an organisation can measure how effectively it is meeting its goals.
The Green Alliance was launched in 1979 and works with senior people in government, parliament, business and the environmental movement, to encourage new ideas, dialogue and constructive solutions.
Heart of the City is a joint initiative launched in 2000 by the Bank of England, the Corporation of London and the Financial Services Authority to encourage City companies to become more involved in the community and charity work.
"The Institute of Communication Ethics is a not-for-profit membership network providing education, research and practice for communication ethics."
The Institute holds an annual conference and its journal, 'Ethical Space' is available to both members and non-members.
Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA)
A centre for excellence in teaching and learning of multi-disciplinary ethics at Leeds University. The centre produces inter-disciplinary ethics research and provides business and professional ethics training to a wide range of organisations.
The ICA is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the furtherance of best compliance and anti-money laundering practice in the financial services sector.
The IPA is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status which speacialises in helping companies improve performance and productivity through employee engagement. IPA provides a range of services including consultancy and training, and also conducts research.
JABE works to encourage high standards of integrity in business and professional conduct by promoting and teaching the Jewish ethical approach to business. The association publish 'Integrity Magazine', hosts seminars and contributes to the debate in wider society.
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations aims to provide a network and forum for NGOS in the community and voluntary sector, to give a shared voice across the sector and achieve best practice.
OPM works to develop public services through improvement, leadership development and research. OPM specialises in organisational development and stakeholder engagement, undertakes public interest research and offers a range of training programmes.
PERC was established in the 1990s to serve as a focal point for the study of political economy in the UK. The organisation also produces a journal, New Political Economy.
As a partnership between the British Standards Institution, Forum for the Future and AccountAbility; Project SIGMA aims to provide clear, practical advice to organisations to help them make a meaningful contribution to sustainable development.
Public Concern at Work
Public Concern at Work is an independent authority on whistleblowing. They provide free help to prospective whistleblowers, advice on whistleblowing laws and help organisations create a culture where it is safe and accepted for staff to 'blow the whistle'.
Founded by Global Witness, and various NGOs the PWYP campaign aims to help citizens of resource-rich developing countries hold their government accountable for the management of revenues from the oil, gas and mining industries.
The SMART Company is a consultancy that specialises in corporate social responsibility and related public policy issues. They also offer a CSR 'audit' allowing companies to identify good practice.
The SMF is an independent think-tank providing a source of innovative economic and social policy ideas. The SMF is an influential voice in health, education, welfare and pensions policy reform and undertakes several programmes of work leading to new publications and events.
Established in 1987, SustainAbility advises clients on the risks and opportunities associated with corporate responsibility and sustainable development. It seek solutions to social and environmental challenges that deliver long term value.
Established by the Labour Government in 2000, the Commission's role is to advocate sustainable development across all sectors in the UK, review progress towards it, and build consensus on the actions needed if further progress is to be achieved.
Tomorrow's company is a not-for-profit research and agenda setting
organisation committed to creating a future for business which makes equal sense
to staff, shareholders and society.
Traidcraft has been fighting poverty through trade since 1979. As the UK's leading fair trade organisation, Traidcraft has an active community of supporters, shareholders, customers, professionals and producers committed to reducing poverty throughout the world.
Transparency International UK
TI (UK) was formed in 1993, shortly after the international organisation. TI (UK) is concerned first with international corruption, but also with corruption issues in the UK. Membership is open to anyone who subscribes to TI's basic aims.
The UK Social Investment Forum is the UK's membership network for socially responsible investment (SRI). UKSIF's primary purpose is to promote and encourage the development and positive impact of SRI amongst UK-based investors.
UKWON is a network of institutions, practitioners and individuals involved in developing new working practices. Through research, public commentary, policy activism and dissemination of good practice, UKWON is working to accelorate and intensify the pace of workplace innovation across the UK and Europe.
University College London Centre for Ethics and Law
The Centre has been established to reflect the growing need for enhanced collaboration between academics, lawyers and industry, given the fast-changing and increasingly interdisciplinary nature of the global issues lying at the intersection between law and ethics.
The Centre takes an interdisciplinary approach to analysing what corruption is, where and why it flourishes and also what (most importantly) can be done to counteract it.
WIBF is committed to empowering its members in the banking and finance industry to realise their full potential. WIBF is solutions-orientated, advising corporations and offering individuals the tools with which to fulfil individual potential in and out of the workplace.
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