Resource Guide

One of the articles in Business On A Small Planet (IC#41)
Originally published in Summer 1995 on page 56
Copyright (c)1995, 1997 by Context Institute

Sustainable Investing

Financial Planning Handbook
Co-op America
1612 K St. NW, #600
Washington, DC 20006
202/872-5307
30 pp. $5 (paper)

A guide to help you create a personal financial plan and make socially responsible investments.


Good Money Quarterly Report

Box 363, Worcester, VT 05682
800/223-3911

Provides investment information for socially and environmentally concerned consumers, and businesses.


Social Investment Forum

Box 2234
Boston, MA 02107
617/451-3369

An association of individuals and investment professionals focused on socially responsible investing. Publishes a guide ($35) to professionals and businesses in the field, and a quarterly newsletter ($35), which tracks the performance of socially responsible mutual funds.


Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

475 Riverside Drive, Room 566
New York, NY 10115
212/870-2293 (newsletter: $35/yr.)

Promotes shareholder activism and socially responsible investment particularly on the part of religious organizations. Publishes The Corporate Examiner.


Investing with Your Conscience: How to Achieve High Returns Using Socially Responsible Investing

John C. Harrington

New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1992

Information, tools, and resources for socially responsible investment strategies.

Sustainable Shopping

Shopping for a Better World: The Quick and Easy Guide to All Your Socially Responsible Shopping
by Benjamin Hollister, Rosalyn Will, Alice Tepper Marlin

Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, 1994
394 pp., $14.00 (paper)

The guide rates 191 companies according to their performance records in categories such as the environment, community outreach, and family benefits.


National Green Pages

Co-op America

See contact information for Co-op America above.
135 pp., $3.50 postpaid (paper)

A listing of more than 1500 socially and environmentally responsible businesses. Co-op America Quarterly, "a magazine for building economic alternatives," is also an excellent resource. (Individual $20/yr, Business $60/yr.)


Network to Reduce Overconsumption: Directory of Organizations and Leaders

New Road Map Foundation,
PO Box 15981, Seattle, WA 98115
182 pp. $10 postpaid (paper)

A list of 150 organizations and leaders in the sustainable lifestyles movement, which holds that "the single most important contribution any of us can make to the planet is to return to frugality."

Sustainable Working

The National Center for Employee Ownership
1201 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Oakland, CA 94612
510/272-9461

A $70 yearly membership fee includes the annual resource guide, the bi-monthly Employee Ownership Report, discounts on publications and events, and telephone consultation. Director Corey Rosen is a nationally recognized expert.


Business for Social Responsibility

1030 15th St. NW, Suite 1010
Washington, DC 20005
202/842-5400

Membership dues, based on a sliding scale, include several learning and networking services. BSR helps businesses combine profitability and responsibility.


50 Simple Things Your Business Can Do to Save the Earth

The Earth Works Group

Berkeley, CA: Earthworks Press, Inc., 1991, 120 pp., $6.95 (paper)

Based on the idea that everyone in business – regardless of position – has influence over what happens to the environment, this book has the ideas and resources to help you make a difference.


Enterprise Tool Kit

International Institute for Sustainable Development

161 Portage Ave. E. 6th floor,
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0Y4, Canada, 172 pp.,
$30 Canadian (paper)
204/958-7700
E-mail: reception@iisdpost.iisd.ca

Fundamental knowledge for smaller businesses competing in the environmental marketplace. Uses insights of successful business people, new research about the marketplace, technology, and financing mechanisms. A directory of Canadian and US resources is provided.

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