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Local Investment, Green Business, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Economies

This post provides a list of links to green-business and sustainable-economy-focused organizations, associations, websites, books, and other resources, which are useful not only to people who own, manage, or work for companies (large or small), but to all of us—as consumers and citizens who are affected by business decisions and corporate practices every day. The resources are organized into the following categories:

Local Economies / Community Investment BALLE 

Green Business (general)

Clean, Green Jobs 

Environmental & Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Financing, and Investing 

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Confronting the Corporate Corruption of Government 

(e.g., the excessive influence of dirty industries and wealthy special interest groups on politicians, legislators, and judges, to the detriment of society and the common good: environmentally and economically)

Ecological Economics 

CASSE has a great listing of ecological economics-focused organizations here.


Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era, by Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute

Confessions of a Radical Industrialist: How Interface Proved That You Can Build a Successful Business Without Destroying the Planet, by Ray Anderson 

Green Recovery: Get Lean, Get Smart, and Emerge from the Downturn on Top, by Andrew Winston

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and Hunter Lovins

Ethical Markets, by Hazel Henderson and Simran Sethi

The Economics of Enough: How to Run the Economy as If the Future Matters, by Diane Coyle

Betterness: Economics for Humans, by Umair Haque

Ecological Economics (Second Edition): Principles and Applications, by Herman Daly and Joshua Farley

This is not an exhaustive list of books and resources related to green business issues. If you have another resource to recommend, please submit a Comment below. Thanks!


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