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Society: Issues: Business: Corporate_Accountability

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Corporate Watch
- An online magazine and resource center designed to provide activists, journalists, students, teachers and policy makers with an array of tools to investigate and analyze corporate activity. Documents the social, political, economic and environmental impacts of large transnational corporations.

Adbusters Organization
Creative, counter revolution in progress in Canada but about the world. Visual activism about corporate operations.

Airline On-Time Statistics
U.S. Bureau of Transportation figures on airline's tardinesses.

Anti-Scofflaw Regulation
This proposal would prevent the federal government from entering into contracts with companies that are chronic violators of consumer, environmental, labor, tax, antitrust and employment laws.

As You Sow
Organization promoting corporate accountability - holding corporations accountable for complying with consumer, workplace and environmental laws.

Australian Ethical & Green Shareholders' Groups
Descriptions and contact information for several Australian nonprofits whose aims are to make corporations accountable.

Better Business Bureau of Mainland British Columbia
Regional example of BBB that focuses on ethical matters of business members for the public.

Boycott Action News
Co-op America's "tell it like it is" information about corporations that need to be made more accountable.

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
Provides information, tools, training and advisory services to make corporate social responsibility an integral part of business operations and strategies.

Business in the Community
A movement of businesses committed to continually improving their positive impact on society through corporate social responsibility.

CensorShip Kills
Anti-Corporate advertisers and underwriters. Supports competition to them by citizen-based Low Power FM radio stations.

CERES Principles
Formerly the Valdez Principles, the CERES Principles for environmentally sound business practices were drafted by the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies.

Corporate Accountability Project
Researching Corporations section provides links to numerous resources to investigate publicly traded corporations.

Corporate America: The Land of the Greed
Personal commentary by Evan Stair on the effects of corporate values on small town life.

Corporate Culpability
C.M.V.Clarkson, Law Professor at University of Leicester has published numerous scholarly papers on corporate accountability. This is one of them.

Corporate Governance
Facilitates the movement to enhance wealth creation by transforming corporations into more democratic entities through shareholder activism and empowering boards of directors.

Corporate Social Accountability Handbook
An unofficial international standard for social accountability initiated by CEPAA (now Social Accountability International) and provided by Ellipson Ltd, a consulting service linked with sustainability. [Document is 17 pages in size]

C-SPAN: Corporate Accountability
Highlights recent video and news pertaining to accounting reform, SEC and FTC actions and Congressional oversight, and related issues.

CSR Europe
European business reference point for social responsibility issues. Includes case studies, publications, current activities and databank search.

Ending the Wall Street Walk: Why Corporate Governance Now?
Although published several years ago, James McRitchie's report presents certain minimum standards with specific corporate examples of "doing what's right."

Essential Action
Site for alerting and organizing efforts in corporate accountability.

Ethical Performance
Newsletter for professionals concerned with corporate social responsibility or for investors. Covers Europe, Americas and Asia Pacific regions.

European Corporate Governance Institute
Non-Profit Network for European and Comparative Corporate Governance Issues.

The Fair Labor Association
Nonprofit network which gets major footwear and clothing manufacturers to agree to disclose specific factory names, where in the world their products are manufactured.

Hands-On Corporate Research Guide
Step-by-step interactive guide to researching corporations on the Internet.

Initiative Against Economic Globalization PRAGUE 2000
Aims to help citizens' democratic rights to publicly demonstrate in order to bring accountability to bear upon large, multinational corporations.

International Corporate Environmental Reports
Corporate Accountability vis a vis the environment. English link, site name, Milieujaarverslagen.

The International Labor Rights Fund (ILRF)
ILRF, founded in 1986, is a nonprofit action and advocacy organization focused on human rights necessary for life and dignity Excellent information but graphics and frames may not load well.

Loka Institute
Begun in 1987, enables information and organizing about worldwide concerns with science, technology and society. Genetic engineering by corporations, for example, has been a focus here.

The MacBride Principles
Principles of conduct for firms doing business in Northern Ireland.

Max Havelaar Switzerland
Swiss firm promoting and enabling fair trade actions.

News for McDonald's Franchisees
News, links and articles concerning the impact of poor or questionable management of McDonald's on its franchisees around the world.

Profit vs. Social Responsibility
Cyber College asks students to calculate the costs / benefits of socially responsible business decisions.

A Resolution on a Modern Myth
It is resolved that Wal-Mart conduct a short-term study to disprove the modern myth that Sunday work maximizes profits.

Watered Stock Pyramid Analysis
Links to articles by Bill Parish about Citicorp, Cisco Systems and Microsoft printing stock with abandon.

What is the OECD?
Paper on overarching issues affecting corporate accountability. Discusses the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

One Market, Under God
Thomas Frank, 35, contends that behind the go- go stock market and the feel-good atmosphere, the American economy that bloomed in the 1990's is sick, and that the divide between rich and poor has widened. To read this NY Times interview of him, requires free registration. (December 21, 2000)

Campus Sweatshop Protests Spread
Country wide student rallies urge stronger conduct codes for factories that make clothing bearing university logos. Meetings and rallies at most major U.S. universities. (February 17, 1999)


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