The ’10 Must Have’ sites on CSR:
3BL Media: A recent newcomer, this site keeps getting better and better. TheCSRminute, a daily video digest covering relevant CSR and Sustainability news, is a fantastic idea. The 3BL team scours the global media to cover some of the most important events and news in the world of CSR. I especially have appreciated the aggressive compilation of leading bloggers in CSR. You’ll find them on twitter as theCSRfeed. They are very interactive and are collecting followers fast.
FULL DISCLOSURE: Since writing and posting this article in August of 209, I have formed a partnership with 3BL Media and now represent the company.
APEsphere: The name has multiple meanings, but is an acronym meaning “Agents of Progressive Enterprise”. The site has a broad range of topics within CSR and sustainability. Good writing and helpful content. You can follow the Apebot on twitter or connect directly with the 2 founders Andrew Newton or Angela Peterson Newton
Boston College Centre for Corporate Citizenship: We are big fans of BCCC. They offer good research and are leaders in the field of CSR and Community Engagement. But for some of the good stuff, you have to have a membership, and it’s not cheap. The lowest price is $2000 – yikes! They are on twitter, but are not too active at this point.
Business Respect: This is Mallen Baker’s site, and he offers a collection of current news on CSR issues. Great resource section with reviews and rating system – very helpful. BusinessRespect is on twitter also.
CSRwire: This site has a huge following and is considered the standard for CSR news. It is an attractive site and easy to use. You can even participate as a member of the community by sharing your articles, video, audio and commentaries. On twitter they are CSRwire but they maintain a modest presence there.
Eldis: A massive site with a plethora of free resources. You can create a profile, interact with other members, view information by region, look for jobs, even receive the content free on CD-ROm. Follow Eldis on twitter.
Ethical Corporation: This is the online version of the Ethical Corporation magazine published 10 times each year. While the quality of the podcasts is not always the best (background noise and other strange audio sounds) the resources on this site are numerous and of superior quality. They are on twitter as Ethical_Corp.
Triple Pundit: You’ll find information and articles about sustainability and business. With over 35 writers and guest bloggers, the perspective and scope is wide and varied. Follow them on twitter.
Business in the Community: Located in the UK, this business-led coalition has been around since 1982 and has over 800 members. Good research, publications and case studies. One of my favorite tools is the Jargon Buster. On twitter, they are bitc1.
Sustainability Forum: News, discussions, blogs, job postings – this site has it all. It is managed by Fabian Pattberg who also utilizes twitter very well. You can follow him as FabianPattberg.
10 CSR Bloggers you should know about:
David Coethica’s Blog: Based in the UK, David always offers insightful and meaningful blog entries for his readers. I’ve even cross-posted some of his articles I appreciate them so much! Follow David on twitter – http://twitter.com/davidcoethica
Business Musings: Ramesh is from India, but lives and works in China. He is on a sabbatical after many years of corporate life. As part of the process, he has decided to discuss his thinking on business and corporate responsibility via his blog. I enjoy reading an informed perspective from the other side of the globe.
Corporate and Responsible: Lucia Candu writes her blog from New York city, having recently relocated from the Eastern European country of Moldova. She has a wealth of experience in the business, nonprofit and government sectors which is evident as she writes about CSR, sustainability, corporate citizenship and ethical business.
Crane and Matten blog: Andrew Crane and Dirk Matten are professors at the Schulich School of Business (York University located here in Toronto). They manage to offer a blog that’s both accessible and yet solidly academic. You can read this blog with confidence, knowing that the perspectives and insights are well informed.
FabianPatterg.com: Fabian Pattberg’s blog is a companion to his Sustainability Forum site and his twitter activity. His blog rounds out the picture nicely. Follow Fabian on twitter – http://twitter.com/FabianPattberg