A Guide to Resources for the Socially Conscious Entrepreneur
Magazines, nonprofit groups, and consultants abound
If you thought you were all alone in trying to be
"a good boss," think again. Business Ethics magazine has compiled
24 pages of resources and organizations devoted to promoting the idea that
you can mix sound business practices with a social conscience. Here's
a sampling of what's out there; the entire list is available for a fee
from Business Ethics at 612 879-0695, BizEthics@aol.com. A listing
here does not constitute an endorsement by Business Week.
In Business. A bi-monthly magazine that targets "eco-entrepreneurs"
who seek ecologically sound business practices. JG Press, 419 State
Ave., Emmaus, Pa., 18049; 610 967-4135, $33.
Ethics Resource Center. Provides information on socially
responsible businesses; also does consulting. 1747 Pennsylvania Ave.
NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20006; 202 737-2258.
Walker Information. A private, for-profit research firm
that measures the effects of corporate social responsibility on reputation
and bottom line. 3939 Priority Way, POB 40972, Indianapolis, Ind. 46240-0972;
317 843-3939, www.walkernet.com.
Minnesota Center for Corporate Responsibility. A coalition
of businesses interested in social and ethical issues (the Minneapolis
area is noted for a large contingent of such companies). Affiliated
with University of St. Thomas. Contact: Robert MacGregor, 612 962-4121.
Social Venture Network. A membership organization of entrepreneurs
and investors in socially responsible businesses; new members must be sponsored
by a current member. 415 561-6400.
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