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Improving Capitalism

Conscious Capitalism http://www.consciouscapitalism.org

Conscious Capitalism builds on the foundations of Capitalism - voluntary exchange, entrepreneurship, competition, freedom to trade and the rule of law. These are essential to a healthy functioning economy, as are other elements of Conscious Capitalism including trust, compassion, collaboration and value creation.

Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism https://www.inc-cap.com/

We came together in pursuit of a single goal: to identify and create new metrics to measure and demonstrate long-term value to financial markets.

 

Fix Capitalism http://www.fixcapitalism.com/

As you’re aware, we live in a time where rational voices are increasingly questioning the shortcomings of capitalism.

This community brings together business thought-leaders and professionals, along with their socially active counterparts, to actively discuss the issues and propose needed solutions that are both sensible and meaningful. 

Compassionate Capitalism https://www.compassionate-capitalism.org/

The Institute for Compassionate Capitalism was founded to further the ideal that capitalism as an economic model only realizes its intended potential when it delivers on the promise enshrined by Adam Smith in 1776 in his classic book
The Wealth of Nations. 
Specifically, that promise was one of increasing wealth for all guided by what Smith called the "invisible hands" of enlightened self interest.

Redeeming Capitalism https://www.redeemingcapitalism.org/

Based on book by Kenneth J. Barnes (May 2018)

"Capitalism is a subject, not an object. It possesses no hypostasis, imposes no will and reflects the values of the culture in which it resides; it is the result of countless individual and corporate decisions. For good or ill, the capitalism we have is the capitalism we have chosen; it’s redemption rests on the choices we are yet to make." 

Sustainability Standards

Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) http://sasb.org

SASB’s mission is to develop and disseminate sustainability accounting standards that help public corporations disclose material, decision-useful information to investors. That mission is accomplished through a rigorous process that includes evidence-based research and broad, balanced stakeholder participation

 

International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) https://integratedreporting.org/resource/international-ir-framework/

The International Integrated Reporting Framework is used to accelerate the adoption of integrated reporting across the world.

Integrated reporting applies principles and concepts that are focused on bringing greater cohesion and efficiency to the reporting process, and adopting ‘integrated thinking’ as a way of breaking down internal silos and reducing duplication. It improves the quality of information available to providers of financial capital to enable a more efficient and productive allocation of capital. Its focus on value creation, and the capitals used by the business to create value over time, contributes towards a more financially stable global economy.

World Intellectual Capital Initiative (WICI) https://www.wici-global.com

WICI, the world’s business reporting network, is a private/public sector collaboration aimed at improving capital allocation through better corporate reporting information.

American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Enhanced Business Reporting Consortium (EBRC) https://www.aicpa.org/interestareas/frc/accountingfinancialreporting/enhancedbusinessreporting/enhancedbusinessreportingconsortium.html

The Enhanced Business Reporting Consortium (EBRC) is a collaborative, market-driven initiative that provides an opportunity for users and providers of capital to work together for the public interest to improve the quality of information provided to capital markets. The Consortium will work to promote greater transparency by developing an internationally recognized, voluntary framework for presentation and disclosure of value drivers, non-financial performance measures and qualitative information.

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) https://www.bsr.org/en/our-insights/blog-view/the-future-of-reporting-is-triangular

BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR™ develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Learn more about BSR’s 25 years of leadership in sustainability.

Our mission is to work with business to create a just and sustainable world. We envision a world in which everyone can lead a prosperous and dignified life within the boundaries of the Earth’s natural resources.

 

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and the Human Rights Reporting and Assurance Frameworks Initiative (RAFI)

https://www.shiftproject.org/resources/collaborations/human-rights-reporting-assurance-frameworks-initiative/

The Human Rights Reporting and Assurance Frameworks Initiative (RAFI) is a multistakeholder consultative process that supported the development of the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework and its two supporting guidances: implementation guidance for companies that are reporting, and assurance guidance for internal auditors and external assurance providers. The UNGP Reporting Framework, its supporting guidances and additional insights about trends in existing company reporting on human rights are available at www.UNGPreporting.org.

ESG/CSR

Global Reporting Initiative https://www.globalreporting.org

GRI helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, governance and social well-being. This enables real action to create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone. The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards are developed with true multi-stakeholder contributions and rooted in the public interest. 

United Nations Global Compact https://www.unglobalcompact.org

A voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support UN goals.

Participating companies commit to abide by their Ten Principles

Principles involve human rights, labor, and environment

 

Global Sustainable Investment Alliance http://www.gsi-alliance.org/

GSIA is an international collaboration of membership-based sustainable investment organizations. Our mission is to deepen the impact and visibility of sustainable investment organizations at the global level.

 

Sustainable Investment Institute http://www.siinstitute.org

A non-profit organization conducts impartial research on social and environmental issues.

United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing  http://www.unpri.org

An international network of investors working together to put the six Principles for Responsible Investment into practice. Its goal is to understand the implications of sustainability for investors and support signatories to incorporate these issues into their investment decision making and ownership practices.

1380 companies have become signatories to their PRI

The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (USSIF)  http://www.ussif.org

USSIF is the US membership association for professionals, firms, institutions and organizations engaged in sustainable, responsible, and impact investing