Sustainability Resources

Websites

Selected books published since 2008

  • Corporate Social Responsibility: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Subhabatra Bobby Banerjee (Author)
  • SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  • Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility: Oil Multinationals and Social Challenges by Jedrzej George Frynas (Author)
  • Citizen Engineer - a Handbook for Socially Responsible Engineering
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Comparative Critiques (International Political Economy Series) by K Ravi Raman, Ronnie D. Lipschutz
  • Handbook of Research on Global Corporate Citizenship by Andreas Georg Scherer, Guido Palazzo
  • Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate Social, Environmental and Economic Impacts (Business) by Marc J Epstein
  • Sustainability Indicators: Measuring the Immeasurable by Simon Bell
  • Good Value – choosing a better life in business by Stephen Green, HSBC Chairman (Author)
  • Open source text book on Sustainability: http://www.illinoiseducator.uillinois.edu/opentxt/sustainability.htm
  • Weak Versus Strong Sustainability: Exploring The Limits Of Two Opposing Paradigms by Eric Neumayer

Key articles and reports

  • Drucker on the “bounded goodness” of corporate social responsibility - Craig Smith, INSEAD
  • Is Corporate Social Responsibility a distraction? - Robert Kropp
  • Can a corporation have a conscience? By Kenneth Goodpaster & John Mathews Jr - Harvard Business Review
  • Systems and Sustainability: sustainable development, civil engineering and the formation of the civil engineer - Professor Paul Jowitt, Herriott-Watt and President of the Institute of Civil Engineering, UK
  • Learning from AMEC’s Oil & Gas Asset Support Operations in the Asia Pacific Region - Overseas Development Institute & Engineers against Poverty
  • Exploring the links between international business and poverty reduction: a case study of Unilever in Indonesia by Oxfam UK, Novib & Unilever
  • The diverse and contested meanings of sustainable development - The Royal Geographical Society Journal, Colin Williams & Andrew Millington
  • Conflict-Sensitive Business Practice: Guidance for Extractive Industries by Collaborative for Development Action & International Alert
  • Conflict-Sensitive Business Practice: Engineering Contractors and their Clients, International Alert & Engineers against Poverty
  • The Emerging Fourth Sector – the new sector of organizations at the intersection of private, public and social sectors by Fourth Sector Network, Aspen Institute & WK Kellogg Foundation
  • Empires of Profit - commerce, conquest and corporate responsibility by Daniel Litvin

Measuring and Accounting for Impact/Reporting/Communicating

  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board - SASB
  • Oil and Gas Industry Guidance on Voluntary Sustainability Reporting - API/IPIECA
  • ISO 26000 - Guidance on Social Responsibility
  • ISO 14063 - Standard on Environment Management – Environmental Communications
  • Optimizing the Development Performance of Corporate Investment - Overseas Development Institute, Michael Warner
  • Measuring Impact, Framework Methodology - Understanding the business contribution to society - IFC & World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Economic Multipliers - revisiting the core responsibility and contribution of business to development - Jane Nelson, International Business Leader’s Forum
  • Measuring Sustainable Development - Report of UNESCO/OECD/Eurostat - working group on statistics for sustainable development
  • Impact evaluations and development - Nonie guidance on impact evaluation - Frans leeuw & Jos Vaessen

Organizations

Engineers and Development

  • Engineers Against Poverty
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Geoscientists without Borders
  • Register of Engineers for Disasters

Engineering Education and Sustainability

  • ESW
  • EESD

Sister Societies

  • AIME
  • AMechE
  • IPIECA
  • OGP
  • API
  • ARPEL