Corporate Social Responsibility: Tools and Resources

Consumers today are more and more choosing businesses based on their level of social responsibility; and as a result resources and tools are now widely available to help businessess get on board. 

This is great news for nonprofits. With so much public information available, you can really understand the challenges faced by corporations and find ways to partner with them so you both win.

Here are just a few of the resources available to help you get on the same page with your potential corporate partners and speak the same language. From Twitter feeds to book lists, there’s something here for everyone.

Book Lists

There are plenty of books about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Here are a few book lists to get you started.


Over the past couple decades, numerous organizations have formed to provide sustainability and CSR resources and tools for corporations. Some of these organizations are networks of corporations or CEOs, some provide valuable research and some host events to help corporations connect with each other and understand the issues better. For nonprofits, they are valuable sources of information and insight.

News Sites and Blogs

  • Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship – organization for CSR professionals, with a blog on best practices and engaging trends.
  • CSRwire – corporate social responsibility and sustainability news, reports, events and information.
  • – online community and publisher of news about corporate social responsibility, sustainability, energy, health, education, technology and innovation.
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review – thought-provoking articles for CSR professionals.
  • Triple Pundit – global media platform covering the intersection of people, planet and profit. 

Forums and Social Media

With so much attention focused on corporation’s responsibility to society, there’s plenty of news and resources available. What is your best source of information? Please share your favorites in the comments below.

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