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Sustainable Business: Public Web Sites and Reports

Information Resources in the Area of Sustainable or "Green" Business

Reports and Rankings

Examples of Green Business Trends - Public Web Sites

These public web sites and articles can be a good starting point for identifying current business trends for your WRITING 340 assignment. Then do more intensive research using our library databases.

Selected Public Web Sites

CERES
A national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change.

Conference Board’s Center for Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability
Publicly available information from this business research organization.

Deloitte: Sustainability & Climate Change
Information and research from the consulting firm on a wide range of sustainability topics.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Based on the cooperation of Dow Jones Indexes and SAM they provide asset managers with reliable and objective benchmarks to manage sustainability portfolios.

Green America
Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

GreenBiz
Business voice of the green economy. 

Greendex (National Geographic)
This quantitative consumer study of 17,000 consumers in a total of 17 countries (14 in 2008) asked about such behavior as energy use and conservation, transportation choices, food sources, the relative use of green products versus traditional products, attitudes towards the environment and sustainability, and knowledge of environmental issues.

NBIS/Network for Business Innovation & Sustainability
NBIS provides Businesses and Professionals who are serious about Profitable Sustainability with the connections, skills, tools, programs, and resources that are vital for success in the Green Economy.

SustainableBusiness.com
Provides global news and networking services to help green business grow, covering all sectors: renewable energy, green building, sustainable investing, and organics.

Sustainable Business Institute
Founded in Silicon Valley in 1995, the Institute's mission is to benefit the public by encouraging business leaders to adopt and communicate sustainable business practices.

Sustainable Development Gateway (from Canada)
The SD gateway integrates the on-line information developed by the members of the Sustainable Development Communication Network.

U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development
Promoting sustainable development by creating value through action, establishing networks and partnerships, and providing a voice for industry.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
A CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development.