Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs—men and women with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka awards prizes to changemakers to support their innovative and entrepreneurial mindset and achieve dramatic transformation, by developing models for collaboration and developing infrastructure necessary to solve the world’s most pressing issues.
Bainbridge Graduate Institute BGI’s MBA and Certificate programs prepare diverse leaders to build enterprises that are economically successful, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable. The innovative curriculum preserves the rigor of a traditional MBA program, while infusing sustainability—environmental and social responsibility—throughout every course.
Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a biennial survey and ranking of business schools, spotlights innovative full-time MBA programs and faculty that lead the way in integrating issues of social and environmental stewardship into business school curricula and research.
Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) provides socially responsible business solutions to many of the world’s leading corporations. Headquartered in San Francisco and with offices in Europe and China, BSR is a nonprofit business association that serves its 250 member companies and other Global 1000 enterprises. BSR has more than a decade of experience working with companies to understand, plan, implement and account for their CSR performance.
Campaign Earth offers simple solutions to address today’s most pressing environmental issues with an emphasis on global warming. Knowing a busy lifestyle is as American as apple pie, we’ve created straightforward actions that enable us all to make a difference, one step at a time. Join the monthly challenge program and see just how easy getting involved can be!
Caseplace is a free, practical on-line resource for up-to-date case studies, syllabi, and innovative teaching materials on business and sustainability – from corporate governance to sustainable development.
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation’s activities integrate scientific research, education, and outreach so that people, themselves major catalysts in the rapid loss of biodiversity, will become participants in its conservation.
Citizen’s Network for Sustainable Development: We can continue with present policies… or we can change course.
Context Institute: Exploring and clarifying just what is involved in a humane sustainable culture – and how we can get there.
Earth Island Institute (EII), founded in 1982 by veteran environmentalist David Brower, provides organizational support in developing projects for the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the global environment. EII provides activists the freedom to develop program ideas, supported by services to help them pursue those ideas, with a minimum of bureaucracy. Currently 30 projects worldwide.
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) offers support for the learning and teaching of ESD through the use of existing free e-learning tools.
Earth Institute at Columbia University brings together talent to address complex issues facing the planet and its inhabitants, with particular focus on sustainable development and the needs of the world’s poor. The Earth Institute is motivated by the belief that science and technological tools already exist, and could be expanded, to greatly improve conditions for the world’s poor while preserving the natural systems that support life on Earth.
Ecological Dictionary: Explanation of terms relevant to sustainability
EPA Sustainability: Examines sustainability and provides links to EPA programs and tools in four key areas: the Built or human-created Environment; Water, Ecosystems and Agriculture; Energy and the Environment; and Materials and Toxics. Links to the programs and tools are organized in three categories: Policies and Programs; Research, Tools and Technologies; and Assessments and Performance Measures.
Friends of the Earth International is a large large grassroots environmental network, uniting 71 diverse national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent. With approximately 1.5 million members and supporters around the world, FOEI campaigns on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues, challenging the current model of economic and corporate globalization, and promoting solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.
Footprint Network Supporting a sustainable economy with a measurement and management tool that makes the reality of planetary limits relevant to decision-makers throughout the world.
Forum for the Future is dedicated to accelerating the creation of a sustainable way of life, taking a positive, solutions-orientated approach.
Global Environmental Management Initiative: Business helping business improve environmental, health & safety performance, shareholder value and corporate citizenship.
Grist believes that news about green issues and sustainable living doesn’t have to be predictable, demoralizing, or dull. Grist exists to tell the untold stories, spotlight trends before they become trendy, and engage the apathetic. We’re fiercely independent in our coverage; we throw brickbats when they’re needed and bestow kudos when they’re warranted. And while we take our work seriously, we don’t take ourselves seriously, because of the many things this planet is running out of, sanctimonious tree-huggers ain’t one of them.
Main Street Resources: a private equity firm comprised of entrepreneurs, executives and investors who provide investment capital and resources to companies and individuals with great potential.
Natural Logic: A consultancy devoted to “a world that works for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense, or the disadvantage of anyone.”
Natural Step: a science-based blueprint for sustainable business
New American Dream: Find out how you can make a difference, and find out what a difference you make! See how your steps can help reduce global warming, conserve water and energy, and save wildlife and forest habitats.
Northwest Earth Institute: Choices for Sustainable Living, A Nine-Session Course for the Workplace or Home
Post Carbon Institute is a think, action and education tank offering research, project tools, education and information to implement proactive strategies to adapt to an energy constrained world. The development of Post Carbon Institute came out of concern for the environmental, social, political and economic ramifications of global over-reliance on cheap energy.
REAL Survivor Show: Will we vote Mother Nature (and ourselves) off the planet? Sustainability depends not only on environmental factors, but also whether people are able to wake themselves up and organize themselves so as to actually tackle the problems confronting us. This site looks at the whole range of cultural, political, and economic complexities that factor into collective survival, in a highly unorthodox format, inviting the user to enjoy the ride and learn vitally important concepts.
Redefining Progress : works to shift the economy and public policy towards sustainability
Second Nature works with faculty and administrators at more than colleges and universities to help make the principles of sustainability the foundation of all learning, practice, and collaboration with local communities. In order to help higher education move from simple good intentions to strategic transformative action, Second Nature focuses its energy on initiating, advising, and supporting select high-leverage national and regional education for sustainability activities for which there is a clear need.
Social Venture Network: transforms the way the world does business by leveraging its members’ collective strengths of leadership, knowledge and enterprise for a more just and sustainable economy. Offers resources for socially conscious entrepreneurs, including networking, raising capital, information.
State of the World: Online University of California Interdisciplinary Minor in Global Sustainability teaches students about the changes that need to be made in order for the human population to live in a sustainable relationship with the resources available on Earth. Its goal is to provide broad, interdisciplinary training that will allow students to better understand and effectively deal with the serious environmental problems that they will face in the 21st century.
Sustainable Measures develops indicators that measure progress toward a sustainable economy, society and environment.
Sustainable Table: discover new ways to eat healthy, shop smart, and enjoy sustainably-raised food!
Sustainability Education Center, was created in response to the growing need for educational materials and professional development focused on sustainability. All programs and materials meet appropriate US national and state content and performance standards for public schools, as well as the corresponding achievement standards of the regional state accrediting associations of the independent schools. “Creating Student Leaders for Sustainable Development: Inspiring young people to think about the world, their relationship to it, and their ability to influence it in an entirely new way.”
Sustainability Now: This web site is a long pilgrimage in search of a response to the question: What can we do? You will find here that sustainability is an incredible complex concept, subject to a multitude of interpretations. And maybe the answer can be found outside science and technology in the soft side of art, philosophy and sociology.
Sustainability Index: Access to the 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) report and underlying data. In addition, it provides an archive of the reports and data for the 2000, 2001, and 2002 versions of the ESI. The documents made available here provide in-depth details on the analytical framework, quantitative methodology, and data sources that underlie each edition of the ESI. Note that because of data and methodological improvements to each subsequent version of the ESI
Sustainability Institute: a pioneer in the application of system dynamics to critical issues of human survival — poverty, growth in population and consumption, ecological degradation.
Sustainability Institute, RMIT University: Sustainable Development is Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It is not a fixed state of harmony, but rather a process of change in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development, and institutional change are made consistent with future as well as present needs. (Brundtland Report 1987)
TreeHugger is a fast-growing web magazine, dedicated to everything that has a modern aesthetic yet is environmentally responsible. Our goal is to make sustainability mainstream and to be the one-stop for the environment. If you want doom & gloom, this is not the place. We are looking for solutions, constructive developments and positive initiatives.
University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF) is a leading international non-profit organization working to strengthen the capacity of colleges and universities to make sustainability and environmental literacy a major focus of teaching, research, service, and operations.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) brings together some 180 international companies in a shared commitment to sustainable development through economic growth, ecological balance and social progress. Our members are drawn from more than 30 countries and 20 major industrial sectors. We also benefit from a global network of 50+ national and regional business councils and partner organizations. Our mission is to provide business leadership as a catalyst for change toward sustainable development, and to support the business license to operate, innovate and grow in a world increasingly shaped by sustainable development issues.
WorldChanging.com works from a simple premise: that the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us. That plenty of people are working on tools for change, but the fields in which they work remain unconnected. That the motive, means and opportunity for profound positive change are already present. That another world is not just possible, it’s here. We only need to put the pieces together.
Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization that works for an environmentally sustainable and socially just society, by providing compelling, accessible, and fact-based analysis of critical global issues, Worldwatch informs people around the world about the complex interactions between people, nature, and economies, and focuses on the underlying causes of and practical solutions to the world’s problems, in order to inspire people to demand new policies, investment patterns and lifestyle choices.
WRI : The World Resources Institute is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to create practical ways to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. Our mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment for current and future generations.