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

Reader Contribution by Miriam Landman
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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
  • Green
    Business (general)
  • Clean,
    Green Jobs
  • Environmental
    & Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Financing, and Investing
  • Corporate
    Social Responsibility
  • Confronting
    the Corporate Corruption of Government
  • Ecological
    Economics
  • Books

Local Economies / Community Investment 

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.

Books 

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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