ULE 880 sets compliance standards in sustainability for manufacturers. A searchable database lets consumers or investors see what companies have certified products. The database offers the ability to search by manufacturer/brand, product and sub product, specific sustainability standards, and sustainable standards. See database.
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The Croatan Institute is a new, independent institute researching complex environmental and social issues. Its first projects are focusing on the intersection of finance and sustainability, visualizing a more resilient, fossil-free future. Visit website.
Move to Amend is a coalition comprised organizations individuals committed to building a vibrant democracy that is accountable to the people rather than public interests. Move to Amend is calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution (in response to Citizens United) that unequivocally states that only human beings have inalienable rights, and that money is not a protected form of free speech under the First Amendment, and can thereby be regulated in political campaigns. Learn more.
Center for a New American Dream provides A-Z links to a number of consumer guides, include baby products, beauty products, back to school supplies, lighting, etc. See website.
This 19-page paper by the CEO of Portfolio 21 presents a well-reasoned case for the evolution of portfolio management in response to modern-day pressures, including social and environmental stresses, rapid information exchange, and new goals and priorities being voiced by investors. Learn more (pdf).
This website is a clearinghouse for information and advice in support of investors becoming more responsible, active, and informed shareholder. It provides tools, tactics and techniques to become shareholder activists. Visit their website.
The National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA CLUSA) is an association of cooperatives and coop networks that include 29,000 businesses in total; it works with cooperatives and cooperative development organizations to embed cooperatives in their local and regional economies. NCBA CLUSA works with its partners to support cooperative development, fund cooperative education, and promote the need for ongoing research to continue to make the case for coops as part of the national and global economy. Visit website.
This resource is not a directory of coops to guide your shopping choices; rather, it is a great example of how businesses join together to create worldwide change. See, for example, their Farmer-to-Farmer program, which sends U.S. farmers overseas to support cooperative development principles.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is a labeling program that promotes sustainable forestry management, improved forestry practices and responsible purchasing of forest products. The label appears on a wide range of products, including furniture, printer paper, labels and packaging. The website includes a database of wood and paper products with SFI certification. Visit website.
Energy investment is way lower than all experts recommend to keep warming at 2 degrees. Read the research.