Organizations we believe in
Organizations We Believe In
- Amnesty International Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people dedicated to building a world where all people live in dignity, security and freedom. We support using investory power to promote and protect human rights.
- Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) International alliance of independently operated local business networks dedicated to building Local Living Economies. BALLE envisions a sustainable global economy as a network of Local Living Economies, which build long-term economic empowerment and prosperity in communities through local business ownership, economic justice, cultural diversity and a healthy natural environment.
- Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) Canada’s leading voice for corporate social responsibility (CSR). The goal of the CBSR is to support businesses in their efforts to implement higher standards of social and environmental responsibility.
- Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility CCNR is a not-for-profit organization, federally incorporated since 1978. It is dedicated to education and research on all issues related to nuclear energy, whether civilian or military -- including non-nuclear alternatives -- especially those pertaining to Canada.
- Carbon Disclosure Project An independent not-for-profit organisation aiming to create a lasting relationship between shareholders and corporations regarding the implications for shareholder value and commercial operations presented by climate change. Its goal is to facilitate a dialogue, supported by quality information, from which a rational response to climate change will emerge.
- Community Micro-Lending Community Micro Lending makes loans to people who have a good idea and the ability to carry it out, but don’t qualify for credit at a bank. They work with people to develop a business plan and budget. And crowd source the loan online.
- Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria Independent community-based organization that brings people together to create a just and vibrant community in B.C.’s Capital Region through leadership that results in effective community solutions.
- David Suzuki Foundation: Go Carbon Neutral Climate change is a serious problem, caused primarily by the carbon dioxide released from burning fossil fuels like oil, coal, and gas. But there are things we can do about it - like choosing to go carbon neutral.
- Dogwood Initiative Dogwood Initiative helps people in BC change the balance of power to create healthy, prosperous communities by promoting dialogue, facilitating collaborative action and creating leverage.
- Forest Carbon Group The Forest Carbon Group helps companies to balance the effects of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from their production facilities or products, using reforestation and forest protection projects.
- National Resources Defense Council Excellent resource on climate change.
- The Credit Counselling Society The Credit Counselling Society is a registered, non-profit service. Since opening in 1996, we have helped over 160,000 people in Western Canada learn how to:
•manage money better
•solve debt problems
•use credit responsibly
- The Inter-Cultural Association of Victoria The Inter-Cultural Association of Victoria (ICA Victoria) - Non-profit society that encourages sensitivity, appreciation and respect for individuals of all cultures in our changing community, and assists newcomers to settle in the Greater Victoria area and facilitates their inclusion and full participation in the community. ICA Victoria presents some of Victoria's most popular community festivals - Folkfest, Luminara, and the Open Air being held this year at Centennial Square.
- United Nations Virtually every country in the world belongs to the United Nations. These nations agree to accept the obligations of the UN Charter, an international treaty that sets out basic principles of international relations. According to the Charter, the UN has four purposes: to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations; to cooperate in solving international problems and in promoting respect for human rights; and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.
- World Business Council for Sustainable Development Coalition of 165 international companies united by a shared commitment to sustainable development via the three pillars of economic growth, ecological balance, and social progress.
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