Resources for Socially Responsible Consumers
- PHYSICAL RISKS FROM CLIMATE CHANGE A guide for companies and investors on
disclosure and management of
climate impacts. This guide was commissioned by Calvert Investments, Ceres, and Oxfam America.
- UN Principles for Responsible Investment An investor initiative in partnership with UNEP Finance Initiative and the UN Global Compact
- buygreen.com Environmentally Friendly Products for consumers and businesses
- Co-op America Site dedicated to ending sweatshop and child labour. Includes information on companies that are responsible and shows how to pressure companies to behave responsibly.
- CorpWatch Dedicated to holding corporations accountable. Includes a step-by-step guide on how to research the ethical history of a company.
- Ethical Money - Guardian Unlimited Articles on ethical investing from the UK's Guardian newspaper.
- Hemp and Company Hemp clothing and body care products.Hemp grows well in a variety of climates and soil types. It is naturally resistant to most pests, precluding the need for pesticides. It grows tightly spaced, out-competing any weeds, so herbicides are not necessary. It also leaves a weed-free field for a following crop.
- Investor Education This website is dedicated to helping you make better investing decisions.
- Level Ground Trading Level Ground trades fairly and directly with small-scale producers in developing countries, and markets their products, inlcuding coffee, sugar and dried fruits, offering their customers ethical consumer choices.
- LiveSmart BC The Province wants to help families go green and, in doing so, help you save money along the way. Here's the information you need.
- Oxfam Canada Oxfam Canada is a non-profit international development organization that supports community programs in food security, health, nutrition and democratic development, with an emphasis on working with women. Includes a list of Canadian Fair Trade coffee retailers.
- Reach for Unbleached A National foundation and Canadian registered charity working for a sustainable pulp and paper industry by making pulp mills clean up and by promoting clean paper. Features an Office Paper Buying Club for chlorine-free recycled paper.
- Responsible Shopper (Co-op America) Information on the ethical standing of companies, brands, and products.
- RUGMARK Consumers can discover which companies produce rugs that have been certified as not being made with child labour.
- SHARE - shareholder resolution database This database provides information on shareholder proposals filed with Canadian companies and includes all information made available to SHARE about the final outcome of the proposal. You can search the shareholder resolutions by AGM year, company, filer or a combination of these criteria, or view the list by proposal topic.
- Solar Electric Light Fund By contributing to SELF’s work of helping villagers install solar PV, instead of burning kerosene or diesel, you can offset your personal emissions of CO2. It’s not the full solution to global climate change, but it can be a small contributing part of the solution.
- Solar Panel Articles Solar Panel Articles is a resource article directory offering a broad range of information and facts about solar panels, solar panel installation, solar energy technology, design, how it works, the pros and cons of solar panel usage, the environment and much more. They are not a commercial site and they update the subject matter on a regular basis.
- Sustainability Purchasing Network If you are interested in making purchasing choices that consider how goods and services promote a healthier community and environment through all stages of their life cycle—from extraction and harvesting to manufacturing to disposal—this website is for you.
- The Fair Trade Foundation Information on Fair Trade practices, guidelines, and producers for coffee, tea, bananas, and other products.
- TransFair Canada Fair Trade Certification organization. Offers an extensive list of coffee retailers selling Fair Trade coffee in Canada, as well as Fair Trade retailers for tea, cocoa and sugar.
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The information in this website was obtained from sources believed to be reliable, however, we cannot guarantee that the information is accurate or complete. The information provided is a general source of information and should not be considered personal investment advice or solicitation to buy or sell securities.
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Stephen Whipp is a member of the Responsible Investment Association