Resources

An important and timely recipe for hope for humans and all forms of life To what extent do existing laws recognize the rights of nature? This is the question that David Boyd sets out to answer in his book. Beyond the headlines portending environmental catastrophes, a movement of immense import has been building — in courtrooms, legislatures, and communities across the globe. Cultures and laws are transforming to provide a powerful new approach to protecting the planet and the species with whom we share it.
Dr. David R. Boyd
The Canadian Social Enterprise Guide is a publication of the Enterprising Non-Profits Program (enp). Enp provides support to non-profit organizations that are starting or expanding a social enterprise, using a business model to meet a market need, further their mission, and/or contribute to their sustainability.
Enterprising Non-Profits
Our Throwaway Planet. Can we end the scourge of single-use? We can only square up to climate change by going circular. So why are we only 9% of the way there? Angeli Mehta opens the circular economy issue by looking at the corporates, investors and countries that are setting the pace – and what more needs to be done.
Ethical Corporation
Why is it so hard to do great works of charity? This was the question the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector (the committee) set out to answer. Struck in January 2018, the committee was asked to examine and report on Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector. The task was daunting, but urgent. While the sector is resilient and innovative, its potential is limited by what are seen by many stakeholders as complex, outdated rules and a lack of coordinated support within the federal government.
Canada Special Senate Committee
DuboCalc is a Sustainable Construction Calculator developed by Rijkswaterstaat to calculate the sustainability and environmental costs of procurement and compare. DuboCalc calculates all effects of material and energy from cradle to grave, or from extraction to the demolition and recycling phase. As a result, the securities are denominated in euros, the Environmental Cost Indicator (MKI). The calculations are then considered all relevant environmental impacts throughout the entire lifecycle. The method is based on the methodology of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) according to ISO 14040 standard and Environmental Assessment Method Buildings and Construction.
DuboCalc
Affirming that indigenous peoples are equal to all other peoples, while recognizing the right of all peoples to be different, to consider themselves different, and to be respected as such, Affirming also that all peoples contribute to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures, which constitute the common heritage of humankind......
United Nations
Welcome to Mountain Culture Magazine, a digital storytelling space focused wholly on mountain culture. That beautiful and fascinating interplay between human beings and one of the most inspiring, challenging and creative landscapes on Earth.
Mountain culture
Enable, Empower, Ensure: ANew Finance for the New Economy
Speech by Mak Carney
Mobilizing finance for sustainable growth
Gov't of Canada
Through our work as journalists and researchers covering the nonprofit sector, we were inspired by the social enterprise models we saw emerging. Armed with a mutual passion for storytelling and the desire to see change in the way people do business, we embarked on our journey. The result is SEE Change – The magazine of social enterprise and entrepreneurship. Its inaugural issue was published in February 2010.
Elisa Birnbaum & Nicole Zummach
Our mission is to help businesses around the globe do the right thing by their customers and the world. We believe this is not only how to guarantee a future for all, but makes good business sense. We serve CSR, compliance, risk and governance communities with topical and insightful business intelligence and meeting places.
Ethical Corporation
Balancing financial skills with an ethical mindset and intuition is challenging in an increasingly complex world and market. Integrated Investing offers an insightful methodology and practice for making investment decisions that reap rewards while matching your values.
Bonnie Foley-Wong
TechSoup offers a range of services to help your nonprofit better implement and manage your technology. From emergency tech support to strategic planning to fully managed IT services, our offerings are designed to meet the needs of all types of organizations.
SVX is an impact investing platform for ventures, funds and investors seeking social and/or environmental impact alongside the potential for financial return.  We provide a single access point for raising capital and making investments.
MARS
That the Salish Sea is a united sea is clear when you examine this map produced by Stefan Freelan in 2009. Unadorned with locations of the cities or the international border, the map clearly shows that the Salish Sea is a single integrated body of water that deserves its own name. Simply, it is defined as the  “umbrella” name that covers the collective waters of the Strait of Georgia, the Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Stefan Freelan
Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Trends 2019 report provides unique insights into current trends, investments and foci of sustainable business professionals from across the globe. Exclusively driven by primary data from the Ethical Corporation global community, the report can serve as a benchmark for organisations to understand how sustainable and responsible business is evolving and being operationalised around the globe.
Ethical Corporation
OpenImpact helps you find impact investment opportunities in Canada.
Shift is a nonprofit, mission driven organization, and that makes a critical difference. Our sole purpose is to help shape a world in which businesses have the knowledge skills, and incentives to respect human rights. We love diving into tough challenges and asking ourselves the hard, seemingly unsolvable questions. That is how we have constantly pioneered in the world of business and human rights, being frank and forthright about what needs to change, and demonstrating how practices can rise to meet ambitions.
The mission of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Foundation is to establish and maintain disclosure standards on sustainability matters that facilitate communication by companies to investors of decision-useful information. Such information should be relevant, reliable and comparable across companies on a global basis. The SASB Foundation envisions an investment universe where a shared understanding of companies’ sustainability performance enables companies and investors to make informed decisions that drive improved sustainability outcomes and thereby lead to improved long-term value creation.
The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) is a network of banking leaders from around the world committed to advancing positive change in the banking sector. Our collective goal is to change the banking system so that it is more transparent, supports economic, social and environmental sustainability, and is composed of a diverse range of banking institutions serving the real economy.

Organizations as Resources

Ark is an international charity, transforming lives through education
Co-creating the Regenerative Economy.
A three year initiative led by the Green Economy Coalition and their partners.
Positive, informed and original perspectives on environmental issues, activism, social justice, arts and ethical living
Benchmarking for a better world
Ensuring development benefits people and the planet through transparent and accountable governance