Resources & Tools

Good Marketplaces or Product Offerings:

WorldofGood.com by eBay is the world’s largest multi-seller marketplace for socially and environmentally responsible shopping, featuring tens of thousands of stylish and unique products from around the world. More than simply a place to buy and sell, WorldofGood.com brings unprecedented trust and transparency to a shopping experience where every purchase makes a positive impact.

Blissmo is the first deal site that allows people to purchase a monthly box “good” products that create social impact. We make buying sustainable and organic easier for shoppers — which means connecting them with businesses like yours.

Roozt lets you discover the coolest, trendsetting, cause-oriented brands all under one roof. All their  featured companies are thoroughly vetted and certified to be doing great things for humanity, their communities, the environment, or their employees.


 

 

Design for the Other 90%: CITIES is the second in a series of themed exhibitions that demonstrate how design can be a dynamic force in transforming and, in many cases, saving lives. The first exhibition, in 2007, Design for the Other 90%, focused on design solutions that addressed the most basic needs of the 90% of the world’s population not traditionally served by professional designers.

Collective Purchasing Networks & Lifestyle Tools:

Carrotmob is an online startup premised on the notion of providing “carrots” instead of “sticks” to compel social responsibility within business. Instead of organizing boycotts of products or companies, Carrot Mob organizes buying campaigns to support businesses to take action. Carrotmob has held over 200 campaigns worldwide.

 

 

 

LiveGreen is a DC based community with over 5,000 members that use the collective purchasing power of their community to push businesses to change their practices. Members receive discounts at these green screened business. Click here to search their directory of businesses or here to access their resource center. Below are a few examples of how Live Green has been able influence business in the local DC community:

  • Helped switch restaurants like Busboys and Poets from factory farmed meat to local, grassfed, organic sources
  • Switched Pete’s Pizza and 40 other businesses to 100% wind energy, powered by Clean Currents
  • Helped new green businesses get off the ground including Fat Worm Compost and Café Green
In addition to the top 10 mobile apps for social good, a new social impact app was recently launched that using GPS to display retail social enterprises that are closest to you RIGHT NOW, wherever you are.
Ratings or Certifications:

Good guide provides the world’s largest and most reliable source of information on the health, environmental, and social impacts of consumer products. GoodGuide’s summary rating produced by scientists combines product and company-level information to characterize a product’s health, environmental and social impacts. The best products rate 8 or above; the worst rate 4 or below. They even have a phone application that allows you to scan barcodes to see product ratings.


B- Corporation Directory: 510 B Corporations can be filtered in real-time and virtually across all industries.  See the Advocate for more information on B Corporations.

 

 

 


 

 

Better World Shopper is a site dedicated to providing people with a comprehensive, up-to-date, reliable account of the social and environmental responsibility of every company on the planet AND making it available in practical forms that individuals can use in their everyday lives. Coming out of more than 5 years of intensive research, this work is based on a comprehensive database of over 1000 companies and utilizes 25+ reliable sources of data to cover everything from the environment to human rights, community development to animal protection.

Consumer Behavior/Investigative Research:


The Center for a New American Dream helps Americans to reduce and shift their consumption to improve quality of life, protect the environment, and promote social justice to animal protection.

 

 


CorpWatch performs investigative research and journalism to expose corporate malfeasance and to advocate for multinational corporate accountability and transparency. We work to foster global justice, independent media activism and democratic control over corporations.

We seek to expose multinational corporations that profit from war, fraud, environmental, human rights and other abuses, and to provide critical information to foster a more informed public and an effective democracy.


The goodpurpose® study is Edelman’s annual global research that explores consumer attitudes around social purpose, including their commitment to specific societal issues and their expectations of brands and corporations. The survey was conducted in 16 countries among 8,000 adults, and is the only global, longitudinal study of its kind.


Corporate Critic is a product of the Ethical Consumer Research Association. Corporate Critic indexes and rates the Corporate Social Responsibility records of over 25,000 companies, using primarily civil society data.


Ethical Markets is a media company that works to reform markets and grow the green economy worldwide, focusing on the best practices, the most ethical, best-governed, cleanest, greenest organizations and technologies so as to raise global standards.  Other services include Global Systems Analysis, Curricula Development, Public Speaking, Conference Productions

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