The Corporate Communication International provides links to Internet sites that may be of interest to practicing professionals, academics, researchers, and students. CCI makes no claim about the content of the sites listed here. However, we encourage comments on this section and welcome suggestions for additional sources of information. Please contact Dr. Michael B. Goodman at cci@corporatecomm.org.

LIBRARY CATALOGS (return to top)

The Library of Congress Online Catalog — Access to the holdings of the National Library.
http://catalog.loc.gov

The New York Public Library — Online search of library catalogs and, with a library card, free databases.
http://www.nypl.org/

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETIES (return to top)

American Management Association a membership organization devoted to management issues including communication.
http://www.amanet.org

Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) — founded in 1912 as first women’s association in the communications industry.  It supports career advancement of female practitioners, and fosters the use of public relations to benefit the goals of business and society.
http://www.awny.org/

The American Society of Corporate Secretaries — incorporated under New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law on November 6, 1946, is a professional association whose membership is composed principally of corporate secretaries, assistant secretaries and other persons who are involved in duties traditionally associated with the corporate secretarial function. Members are involved in such matters as corporate governance, records management, the regulation and trading of securities, proxy solicitation and other shareholder activities, and the administration of the office of the corporate secretary.
http://www.ascs.org

The Arthur W. Page Society — a professional organization with a single mission: to strengthen the management policy role of the chief corporate relations officer.
http://www.awpagesociety.com

Association for Business Communication (ABC)  — an international organization committed to fostering excellence in business communication scholarship, research, education, and practice.
http://www.businesscommunication.org/

Business Ethics — the web site for Business Ethics magazine.  Its mission: to promote ethical business practices, to serve that growing community of professionals striving to live and work in responsible ways, and to help create financially healthy companies in the process.
http://www.business-ethics.com

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) — the mission of this membership organization is to help its member companies achieve long-term commercial success by implementing policies and practices that honor high ethical standards and meet their responsibilities to all who are impacted by their decisions.
http://www.bsr.org

The Business Roundtable — an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. corporations with a combined workforce of more than 10 million employees in the United States. The Roundtable is committed to advocating public policies that foster vigorous economic growth, a dynamic global economy, and a well-trained and productive U.S. workforce essential for future competitiveness.
http://www.businessroundtable.org/

Center for Media & Democracy — a nonprofit, public interest organization dedicated to investigative reporting on the public relations industry.
http://www.prwatch.org

Communications Roundtable  — the association of 24 public relations, marketing, graphics, advertising, training, information technology and other communications organizations with more than 12,000 professional members.
http://www.roundtable.org

The Conference Board — an international business membership organization whose mission is to improve the business enterprise system and to enhance the contribution of business to society.
http://www.conference-board.org

The Conference Board Council on Communications Strategy — the Council is a forum for off-the-record discussion focused on key communications issues and state-of the-art management practice. Through the exchange of ideas and knowledge, the group seeks to enhance the professional development of its members and improve management of the corporate communications function. Members also advise the Board on its communications research and meeting program.
http://www.conference-board.org/councils/councildetail.cfm?councilid=50

The Communication Leadership Exchange— helps seasoned professionals share best practices in internal and external communication. Representing organizations of all sizes, from the one-person consultancy to the Fortune 500 corporations, the communicators of Communication Leadership Exchange tackle strategic issues daily, often solving them with assistance or advice from a colleague.
http://www.ccmconnection.com/

CCI – Corporate Communication International at Baruch College/CUNY— is devoted to the theory and practice of corporate communication. CCI provides vital information for corporate practitioners, as well as scholars, policy makers, and the general public.
http://www.corporatecomm.org/

Council of Public Relations Firms (CPRF) —  was formed in 1998 by dozens of America’s leading public relations firms. Their goal was to create the first national association that represented the interests of public relations firms. Many of those firms remain members today.
http://www.prfirms.org

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) — CIPR was founded in 1948 and is currently made up of over 8,000 members. Formerly the Institute of Public Relations, it was granted a Royal Charter in February 2005. Its primary goals include leading the public relations profession and providing the highest quality of service, advocating high ethical standards and to promote the profession. It is the largest organization of its kind in Europe.
http://www.cipr.co.uk/

The European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA) —the main goal of EUPRERA is to stimulate knowledge and the practice of public relations education and research in Europe, with the exchange and communication of knowledge among its members as paramount.
http://www.euprera.org/

FEI Financial Executives International — the mission of FEI is: to be the preeminent association for financial executives; to alert members to emerging issues; to develop the professional and management skills of members; to provide forums for peer networking; to advocate the views of financial executives; to promote ethical conduct. FEI is the professional association of choice for senior-level corporate financial executives, and the leading organization dedicated to advancing ethical, responsible financial management. Representing 15,000 individuals, FEI has been the voice of corporate finance for over 70 years.
http://www.financialexecutives.org/

Global Alliance — The Global Alliance’s vision is both to lead and to serve the PR and communication management profession at the international level by defining universal principles that unite our professional associations and their members, while embracing a diversity that enables different applications in different parts of our global community.
http://www.globalalliancepr.org/

Hong Kong Public Relations Professionals’ Association Limited (“PRPA”) – an independent body comprised of public relations practitioners in Hong Kong. Its founding members include public relations professionals from the commercial and public sectors in Hong Kong, either working in-house or in consultancies. Since its inception, the Association has been actively promoting public relations as a profession and providing regular meetings and forums to exchange views and share experience. It is the belief of PRPA that public relations will play an increasingly significant role in an organization as well as the development of Hong Kong’s economy.
http://www.prpa.com.hk/eng/introduction.php

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) — a global membership organization offering programs and products for people and organization in the fields of public relations, employee communication, marketing communication, and public affairs.
http://www.iabc.com

IABC Research Foundation — IABC funds world-wide research which supports and advances the communication profession by delivering knowledge, findings and tools which are vital to successful business communication. The Foundation has funded research that balances both practitioner information needs and emerging and future concerns for the profession.
http://www.iabc.com/fdtnweb/index.html

IEEE Professional Communication Society — fosters a community dedicated to understanding and promoting effective communication in engineering, scientific, and other technical environments. Its mission is to: advance technical and scientific communication as an essential element of engineering; promote and disseminate best practices and research results on the development, maintenance, delivery, and management of technical content; and promote and facilitate leading-edge education and training of engineers, scientists, and other technically oriented professionals in communication theory and practice.
http://www.ieeepcs.org/

Institute for Public Relations (IPA) — established originally as the Foundation for Public Relations Research and Education, promotes and encourages academic and professional excellence.
http://www.instituteforpr.com

Institute for Public Relations Measurement Commission — the mission of the Measurement Commission is to be the leading provider of information about & advocate for PR and related communication research & evaluation.
http://www.instituteforpr.org/about/measurement_commission/

The Issue Management Council (IMC) — is the professional membership organization for people whose work is managing issues and those who wish to advance the discipline.
http://www.issuemanagement.org/

International Public Relations Association (IPRA) — constitutes the most genuinely international grouping of public relations practitioners worldwide, active not only in promoting exchange of information and co-operation in every sector of the profession, but also in building a program of professional development opportunities and other initiatives aimed at enhancing the role of public relations in management and international affairs.
http://www.ipra.org/

Marcom Exchange —an interactive community developed by and for marketing communication professionals.
http://www.marcomexchange.com

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) — an educational, publishing and consulting organization in board leadership and the only membership association for boards, directors, director-candidates and board advisors.
http://www.nacdonline.org

National Black Public Relations Society — the National Black Public Relations Society was established to benefit top PR and affiliated services professionals. It aims to address the needs of the global society and to prepare future PR professionals. Its mission is to address the challenges and emphasize the opportunities for the multifaceted constituency it serves through education, expansion and empowerment.
http://www.nbprs.org/

National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) — NSPRA’s mission is to advance education through responsible communication.
http://www.nspra.org/

Prime Point Foundation — a non–profit registered public trust founded in December 1999 in Madras, India with these goals: to create public relations and communication awareness among management students, corporate professionals in both the public and private sectors, politicians, etc.; and to enhance the professional skills for public relations practitioners, journalists and other communicators.
http://www.primepointfoundation.org

Public Affairs Council (PAC) — professional organization for public affairs executives.
http://www.pac.org

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) — PRSA provides a forum for addressing issues affecting the profession and the resources for promoting the highest professional standards.
http://www.prsa.org/

The PR Coalition – a partnership of major organizations that represented corporate public relations, investor relations, public affairs and related commuciations disciplines. It drew on the collective wisdom of its more than 50,000 members to develop practical action models on a number of issues relevant to public relations.

PRSA Counselors Academy — Counselors Academy provides the public relations industry’s premiere one-to-one personal and professional development opportunities, mentoring and inspiration to the most senior-level practitioners in PR firms.
http://www.counselorsacademy.org/

PRSA Foundation — founded in 1990, the PRSA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the public relations profession, and particularly PRSA. Its charge is three-fold: demonstrate the knowledge and practice of public relations; further understanding among business leaders about the power and value of public relations; identify and develop future professionals, enhancing the diversity of the profession.
http://www.prsafoundation.org/

RSA, The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce — founded in 1754 to embolden enterprise, to enlarge science, to refine art, to improve our manufactures & to extend our commerce.  An independent, non-aligned, multidisciplinary registered charity with more than 20,000 Fellows from all walks of life.
http://www.rsa.org.uk

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING (return to top)

(See also Investor Relations and Corporate Citizenship)

Center for Responsible Business — launched in 2003, the vision of the Center for Responsible Business is to create a more sustainable, ethical, and socially responsible society by establishing the Haas School of Business as the preeminent educational institution for research, teaching, experiential learning, and community outreach in areas of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/responsiblebusiness/

Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) — ICCR is a leader of the corporate social responsibility movement. ICCR’s membership is an association of 275 faith- based institutional investors, including national denominations, religious communities, pension funds, foundations, hospital corporations, economic development funds, asset management companies, colleges, and unions. ICCR and its members press companies to be socially and environmentally responsible. Each year ICCR- member religious institutional investors sponsor over 200 shareholder resolutions on major social and environmental issues.
http://www.iccr.org/

Coalition of Community Development Financial Institutionsformed in 1992 as an ad-hoc policy development and advocacy initiative, the Coalition of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI Coalition) is the lead national organization in the United States promoting the work of community development financial institutions (CDFIs).
http://cdfi.org/

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative (Harvard Business School) — grounded in Harvard Business School’s mission to educate leaders who make a difference in the world, the Social Enterprise Initiative aims to inspire, educate, and support current and emerging leaders in all sectors to apply management skills to create social value.
http://www.hbs.edu/socialenterprise/

The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment —the US membership association for professionals, firms, institutions and organizations engaged in sustainable and responsible investing. US SIF and its members advance investment practices that consider environmental, social and corporate governance criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact.
http://www.ussif.org/

Research Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship (RISE) — a research project at Columbia Business School whose mission is to study and disseminate knowledge about the markets, metrics and management of for-profit and nonprofit social enterprise and social venturing.
http://www.riseproject.org/

Social Funds — SocialFunds.com features over 10,000 pages of information on Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) mutual funds, community investments, corporate research, shareowner actions, and daily social investment news.
http://www.socialfunds.com/

Social Investment Forum (SIF) — is the only national membership association dedicated to advancing the concept, practice, and growth of socially and environmentally responsible investing (SRI). Members integrate economic, environmental, social and governance factors into their investment decisions and SIF provides programs and resources to advance this work.
http://socialinvest.org/

Sustainable Endowments Institute — a nonprofit organization engaged in research and education to advance sustainability in campus operations and endowment practices. Founded in 2005, the Institute is a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
http://www.endowmentinstitute.org/

The Tellus Institute — formed in 1976 as a not-for-profit research and policy organization, Tellus is an international leader in assessing critical environment and development issues. The Institute has conducted thousands of projects throughout North America and the world.
http://tellus.org/

United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) — is a unique global partnership between the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the private financial sector. UNEP FI works closely with over 160 financial institutions who are signatories to the UNEP FI Statements, and a range of partner organizations to develop and promote linkages between the environment, sustainability and financial performance. Through regional activities, a comprehensive work program, training programs and research, UNEP FI carries out its mission to identify, promote, and realize the adoption of best environmental and sustainability practice at all levels of financial institution operations.
http://www.unepfi.org/

United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment — PRI provides framework for environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues that can affect the performance of investment portfolios.
http://www.unpri.org/

CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP INFORMATION (return to top)

AccountAbility — a non-profit organization established in 1995 to promote accountability innovations that advance responsible business practices, and the broader accountability of civil society and public organizations. Its 350 members include businesses, NGOs and research bodies, and elect our international Council, which includes representatives from Brazil, India, North America, Russia, South Africa and Europe. AccountAbility has created: the AA1000 Sustainability Assurance and Stakeholder Engagement Standards, the Responsible Competitiveness Index covering the links between responsible business practices and the competitiveness of over 80 countries, and, in collaboration with CSRNetwork, the Accountability, of the world’s largest companies published annually with Fortune International.
http://www.accountability.org/

Aspen Institute — the mission of the Aspen Institute is to foster enlightened leadership, the appreciation of timeless ideas and values, and open-minded dialogue on contemporary issues. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the institute and its international partners seek to promote the pursuit of common ground and deeper understanding in a nonpartisan and non-ideological setting.
http://www.aspeninstitute.org/

Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) — the Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) is a 501(c)3 affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation. BCLC is the U.S. Chamber’s resource and voice for businesses and their social and philanthropic interests.  The Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) was founded in May 2000 as the Center for Corporate Citizenship (CCC).  It stemmed from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s informal creation of corporate public service coalitions and the fact that corporate citizenship was an emerging area of business management strategy.
http://bclc.uschamber.com/

Citizen Works — a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization founded by Ralph Nader in April 2001 to advance justice by strengthening citizen participation in power.
http://www.citizenworks.org

CSR Europe — a business-to-business network for Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe. Its mission is to help companies achieve profitability, sustainable growth and human progress by placing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the mainstream of business practice.
http://www.csreurope.org

CSRWire Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire — CSRwire seeks to promote the growth of corporate responsibility and sustainability through solutions-based information and positive examples of corporate practices. Its core services are distribution of press releases, links to corporate reports, promotion of CSR events, and access to CSR resources.
http://www.CSRwire.com/

Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College — provides leadership in establishing corporate citizenship as a business essential, so all companies act as economic and social assets to the communities they impact by integrating social interests with other core business objectives. Through its research, executive education, consultation and convenings on issues of corporate citizenship, the center is the leading organization helping corporations define their role in the community. Part of the Carroll School of Management, the 16-year old center has nearly 350 member companies, a full-time staff of 30, and has trained over 5,000 executives in its various courses.
http://www.bc.edu/centers/ccc/index.html

Ethical Corporation — an independent business publication for corporate responsibility, producing 12 issues per year, and dedicated to providing companies around the world with practical advice and examples of how to successfully integrate responsible corporate practice into your management systems.
http://www.ethicalcorp.com

Ethics Resource Center (ERC) — a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization whose vision is an ethical world. The mission of the Ethics Resource Center is to be a leader and a catalyst in fostering ethical practices in individuals and institutions.
http://www.ethics.org

The Foundation Center — seeks to support and improve institutional philanthropy by promoting public understanding of the field and helping grantseekers succeed. It collects, organizes, and communicates information on U.S. philanthropy; conducts and facilitates research on trends in the field; and provides education and training on the grantseeking process. The center is the nation’s leading authority on institutional philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.
http://www.fdncenter.org

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) — established in late 1997 with the mission of developing globally applicable guidelines for reporting on the economic, environmental, and social performance, initially for corporations and eventually for any business, governmental, or non-governmental organisation (NGO). Convened by the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the GRI incorporates the active participation of corporations, NGOs, accountancy organisations, business associations, and other stakeholders from around the world.
http://www.globalreporting.org

Institute for Global Ethics — to promote ethical behavior in individuals, institutions, and nations through research, public discourse, and practical action.
http://www.globalethics.org/

The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum — an international educational charity set up in 1990 to promote responsible business practices internationally that benefit business and society, and which help to achieve social, economic and environmentally sustainable development, particularly in new and emerging market economies.
http://www.iblf.org/

Ron Brown Award for Corporate Leadership — the only presidential award to honor companies for the exemplary quality of their relationships with employees and communities. This annual award is presented to companies that have demonstrated a deep commitment to innovative initiatives that not only empower employees and communities but also advance strategic business interests.
http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=430

Social Accountability International (SAI) — a charitable human rights organization dedicated to improving workplaces and communities by developing and implementing socially responsible standards. The first standard to be fully operational is Social Accountability 8000 (SA8000), a workplace standard that covers all key labor rights and certifies compliance through independent, accredited auditors.
http://www.sa-intl.org

The SPIN (Strategic Press Information Network) Academy—strengthens non-profit organizations working for social change by teaching them to communicate effectively for themselves. The SPIN Academy provides accessible and affordable strategic communications training, individual coaching, networking opportunities, and other concrete communications tools. Drawing on a dedicated network of nonprofit communications professionals, we build the communications skills of social change advocates and build the capacity of grassroots organizations to accomplish their missions.
http://www.spinacademy.org/

Transparency International — an international non-governmental organization devoted to combating corruption, brings civil society, business, and governments together in a global coalition. TI raises awareness about the damaging effects of corruption, advocates policy reform, works towards the implementation of multilateral conventions and subsequently monitors compliance by governments, corporations and banks. TI does not expose individual cases, it focuses on prevention and reforming systems. A principal tool in the fight against corruption is access to information.
http://www.transparency.org

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) — a coalition of 160 international companies united by a shared commitment to sustainable development via the three pillars of economic growth, ecological balance and social progress.
http://www.wbcsd.org

COMMUNICATION RESEARCH SITES & CENTERS (return to top)

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research —is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics, and social welfare. AEI’s purposes are to defend the principles and improve the institutions of American freedom and democratic capitalism–limited government, private enterprise, individual liberty and responsibility, vigilant and effective defense and foreign policies, political accountability, and open debate.
http://www.aei.org

 The Brookings Institution — an independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to research, analysis, education, and publication focused on public policy issues in the areas of economics, foreign policy, and governance. The goal of Brookings activities is to improve the performance of American institutions and the quality of public policy by using social science to analyze emerging issues and to offer practical approaches to those issues in language aimed at the general public.
http://www.brookings.edu

The Cato Institute — is a non-profit public policy research foundation. It seeks to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets and peace. Toward that goal, the Institute strives to achieve greater involvement of the intelligent, concerned lay public in questions of policy and the proper role of government.
http://www.cato.org

The Center for Public Integrity — a nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization that conducts investigative research and reporting on public policy issues in the United States and around the world. The center was founded in 1989 by Charles Lewis following a career in network television news. Through thorough, thoughtful and objective analyses, the center hopes to serve as an honest broker of information – and to inspire a better-informed citizenry to demand a higher level of accountability from its government and elected leaders.
http://www.publicintegrity.org/

Center for Communication — produces on and off site programs in every field of media: TV, radio, newspapers, publishing, film, public relations, advertising, and digital technologies.
http://www.cencom.org

The Fanning Center for Business Communication — established in the autumn of 1990. In 1998, the center, its faculty and its programs became a part of the Department of Management in the Mendoza College of Business. The center hosts a conference on corporate communication each fall.
http://www.nd.edu/~fanning/

The Museum of Public Relations — established in 1997 as a place to go to learn about how ideas are developed for industry, education, and government, and how they have been applied to successful public relations programs since the PR industry was born.
http://www.prmuseum.com

The Pew Research Center — an independent opinion research group that studies attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues, best known for regular national surveys that measure public attentiveness to major news stories, and for polling that charts trends in values and fundamental political and social attitudes. The Center’s purpose is to serve as a forum for ideas on the media and public policy through public opinion research. In this role it serves as an important information resource for political leaders, journalists, scholars, and public interest organizations. All current survey results are made available free of charge.
http://people-press.org/

Silver Anvil Resource Center — developed as an online resource for professionals to search for best practices in public relations from the PRSA Silver Anvil archive.
http://www.silveranvil.org

INVESTOR RELATIONS INFORMATION (return to top)

Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) — a national leadership organization and the voice of microenterprise development. By providing cutting edge training, knowledge sharing, Federal and State public policy and advocacy, and communications, AEO empowers a community of nearly 500 member organizations to be uniquely effective in serving the needs of microentrepreneurs who do not have access to traditional sources of business education or capital.
http://www.microenterpriseworks.org/

 Australasian Investor Relations Association (AIRA) — established to provide listed entities with a single voice in the public debate on corporate disclosure issues and to improve the skills and professionalism of its members.
http://aira.org.au/

Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) — a professional, not-for-profit association of executives responsible for communication between public corporations, investors and the financial community. With four Chapters and 600 members across Canada, CIRI is the world’s second largest society of investor relations professionals.
http://www.ciri.org/Home.aspx

Ceres — a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change.
http://www.ceres.org/

Clean Energy Group (CEG) — a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to greater use of clean energy technologies in the U.S. and abroad through innovation in finance, technology, and policy. CEG operates as a “market assist” nonprofit catalyst to improve clean energy markets. CEG works with public fund managers, private investors, business academics, and other energy consultants to provide information, advocacy and analysis to develop market opportunities for clean energy.
http://www.cleanegroup.org/

The Corporate Library —GMI Ratings was formed in 2010 through the merger of three firms — The Corporate Library, GovernanceMetrics International and Audit Integrity. The predecessor firms had independently developed pioneering services to help institutional investors, insurers and corporate decision-makers quantify material risks typically overlooked in traditional approaches to risk modeling and mitigation.
http://www3.gmiratings.com/

The Council of Institutional Investors — an organization of large public, labor funds and corporate pension funds which seeks to address investment issues that affect the size or security of plan assets. Its objectives are to encourage member funds, as major shareholders, to take an active role in protecting plan assets and to help members increase return on their investments as part of their fiduciary obligations.
http://www.cii.org

Domini 400 Social Index (DSI) — established in 1990 the benchmark for measuring the impact of social screening on financial performance.
http://www.msci.com/products/esg/

Domini Social Investment LLC — the Domini is an investment firm specializing exclusively in socially responsible investing. The firm manages funds for individual and institutional investors who wish to integrate social and environmental standards into their investment decisions.
http://www.domini.com/

Edgar Online — the Web site for information on Securities Exchange Commission filings.
http://www.edgar-online.com

Financial Accounting Standards Board — the mission is to establish and improve standards of financial accounting and reporting for the guidance and education of the public, including issuers, auditors, and users of financial information.
http://www.fasb.org

GMI Ratings — GMI Ratings was formed in 2010 through the merger of three firms — The Corporate Library, GovernanceMetrics International and Audit Integrity. The predecessor firms had independently developed pioneering services to help institutional investors, insurers and corporate decision-makers quantify material risks typically overlooked in traditional approaches to risk modeling and mitigation.
http://www3.gmiratings.com/home/

House Committee on Financial Services — the Committee oversees the entire financial services industry, including the securities, insurance, banking, and housing industries. The Committee also oversees the work of the Federal Reserve, the Treasury, the SEC, and other financial services regulators.
http://financialservices.house.gov/

Institute for Responsible Investment (IRI) — IRI convenings, research and activities promote and expand the field of responsible investment.  The IRI works with investors, corporations, public sector organizations, and research institutes to coordinate thinking and action around issues of strategic importance to long-term wealth creation for shareholders and society.
http://www.bcccc.net/responsibleinvestment

Investor Relations Society — is a membership organization that exists to promote best practice investor relations in the UK and beyond. It is run by IR professionals for IR professionals.
http://www.irs.org.uk/

IRRC (Investor Responsibility Research Center) — is the world’s leading source of impartial, independent research on corporate governance, proxy voting and corporate responsibility issues. IRRC’s mission is to provide the highest quality research on companies and shareholders worldwide.
http://www.bapd.org/ginler-1.html

The Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) — a network of institutional investors and financial institutions that promotes better understanding of the financial risks and investment opportunities posed by climate change.
http://www.incr.com/

National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) —  a professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, the investing public, and the financial community.
http://www.niri.org

NASDAQ — diffuse, decentralized, and open stock market model committed to open electronic architecture. A network of networks consisting of broker-dealers, traders, electronic communications networks and various order-routing systems.
http://www.nasdaq.com

The National Community Investment Fund — a non-profit, private equity trust that invests in banks, thrifts and credit unions that generate both financial and social returns. These Community Development Banking Institutions (CDBIs) — a term used by NCIF to describe depository institutions with a community development focus – may be located in urban, rural or Native American markets, and may be minority-owned, minority-focused or majority owned. However, to be considered a CDBI, an institution must focus a substantial part of its business on low- to moderate-income people or communities.
http://www.ncif.org/

NYSE Euronext (The New York Stock Exchange) — NYSE Euronext (NYX), a leading global operator of financial markets and a provider of innovative trading technologies, is the only exchange operator in the Fortune 500. With exchanges in the US and Europe, NYSE Euronext equities marketplaces represent one-third of equities trading worldwide. NYSE Euronext is also one of the world’s leading futures and options trading venues, with four markets based in the US and Europe offering derivatives on commodities, FX, equities, bonds, interest rates, indices and swaps. Its commercial technology division, NYSE Technologies provides best-in-class transaction, data, and infrastructure management services and solutions.
https://nyse.nyx.com/

Proxy Democracy — provides tools to help investors use their voting power to produce positive changes in the companies they own. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan project supported by foundations that are themselves interested in being responsible investors.
http://proxydemocracy.org/

Stock Market Yellow Pages offers a list of exclusively public companies with a particular word or phrase in their description. Many sites link to for further research and provide either a “symbol lookup” that lists symbols of companies, or a description search that provides an incomplete or cluttered list of both private AND public companies (e.g. Business.com). Stock Market Yellow Pages indexes a “buzz word” (e.g. “biomedical”) of a hot industry to get a list comprised solely of companies for research.
http://www.StockMarketYellowPages.com/

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) — the primary mission of the SEC is to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets. As more and more first-time investors turn to the markets to help secure their futures, pay for homes, and send children to college, these goals are more compelling than ever. The laws and rules that govern the securities industry in the United States derive from a simple and straightforward concept: all investors, whether large institutions or private individuals, should have access to certain basic facts about an investment prior to buying it. To achieve this, the SEC requires public companies to disclose meaningful financial and other information to the public.
http://www.sec.gov

U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs — “to which committee shall by referred all proposed legislation, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to the following subjects: banks, banking, and financial institutions; control of prices of commodities, rents and services; deposit insurance; economic stabilization and defense production; export and foreign trade promotion; export controls; federal monetary policy, including the Federal Reserve System; financial aid to commerce and industry; issuance and redemption of notes; money and credit, including currency and coinage; nursing home construction; public and private housing (including veterans housing); renegotiation of government contracts; urban development and urban mass transit.”
http://www.senate.gov/~banking

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (return to top)

Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI) — is a private, nonprofit foundation designed to foster an awareness and appreciation of cultural differences in both the international and domestic arenas. ICI is based on the beliefs that 1) education and training in the areas of intercultural communication can improve competence in dealing with cultural difference and thereby minimize destructive conflict among national, ethnic and other cultural groups; and 2) we therefore share an ethical commitment to further education in this area.
http://www.intercultural.org

Intercultural Press publisher of books exploring and celebrating cultural diversity and the experiences of working and studying abroad. Here you will find invaluable resources to help you develop skills in intercultural communication and cultivate fulfilling personal and professional relationships abroad.
http://nicholasbrealey.com/boston/subjects/interculturalpress.html
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 SOCIAL MEDIA (return to top)

The Center for Social Media — showcases and analyzes media for public knowledge and action—media made by, for, and with publics to address the problems that they share. They pay particular attention to the evolution of documentary film and video in a digital era. With research, public events, and convenings, The Center for Social Media explores the fast-changing environment for public media.
http://centerforsocialmedia.org/

HowTo.gov — a website to help government workers deliver a better customer experience to citizens. It’s about sharing new ideas, common challenges, lessons learned, and successes across government.
http://www.howto.gov/social-media

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse — Privacy Rights Clearinghouse is a California nonprofit corporation for consumer information and consumer advocacy. The PRC’s goals are to raise consumer’s awareness of how technology affects personal privacy.
https://www.privacyrights.org

SocialMedia.org  — is the community for social media leaders at the world’s greatest brands. Members help one another by sharing best practices, actionable advice, and solutions to the issues they can’t talk about anywhere else in our vendor-free environment.
http://www.socialmedia.org
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 REPUTATION MANAGEMENT (return to top)

Reputation Institute — provides best-in-class reputation consulting to empower more confident decision-making, enabling our clients to achieve their corporate objectives. Here, you can leverage your corporate reputation to gain competitive advantage, minimize your reputation risk and protect reputation capital, influence stakeholders to desired action and create and integrate a reputation management and measurement system.
http://www.reputationinstitute.com/

MEDIA SOURCES (return to top)

ABC
http://www.abc.com

AlterNet.org — a project of the Independent Media Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent and alternative journalism. First launched in 1998, AlterNet’s online magazine provides a mix of news, opinion and investigative journalism on subjects ranging from the environment, the drug war, technology and cultural trends to policy debate, sexual politics and health issues.
http://www.alternet.org

BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/

Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com

BusinessWeek
http://www.businessweek.com

CBS
http://www.cbs.com

CNN
http://www.cnn.com

CNNmoney
http://money.cnn.com/

The Center for Public Integrity — a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing original, responsible investigative journalism on issues of public concern. The Center is non-partisan and non-advocacy, committed to transparent and comprehensive reporting both in the United States and around the world.
http://www.publicintegrity.org/

The Economist
http://www.economist.com

The Financial Times
http://www.ft.com

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com

Fortune
http://www.fortune.com

The Holmes Report — provides insight and intelligence to public relations professionals through research, industry white papers, a weekly newsletter.
http://www.holmesreport.com/

MediaChannel.org — a nonprofit, public interest Web site dedicated to global media issues. MediaChannel offers news, reports and commentary from our international network of media-issues organizations and publications, as well as original features from contributors and staff. Resources include thematic special reports, action toolkits, an indexed directory of hundreds of affiliated groups and a search engine constituting the single largest online media-issues database. MediaChannel is concerned with the political, cultural and social impacts of the media, large and small. MediaChannel exists to provide information and diverse perspectives and inspire debate, collaboration, action and citizen engagement.
http://www.mediachannel.org

National Public Radio (NPR)
http://www.npr.org

NBC
http://www.nbc.com

The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com

O’Dwyer’s — publisher of industry related directories and newsletters.
http://www.odwyerpr.com

Poynter.org — a site that exists to help journalists do their jobs better and to serve their communities. Advances the goals of the Poynter Institute by making its expertise, teaching, and research accessible worldwide.
http://www.poynter.org

PR News
http://www.prandmarketing.com

PR Week
http://www.prweekus.com

PR Watch — a quarterly publication of the Center for Media & Democracy, it is dedicated to investigative reporting on the public relations industry. It serves citizens, journalists and researchers seeking to recognize and combat manipulative and misleading PR practices. It specializes in blowing the lid off today’s multi-billion dollar propaganda-for-hire industry, naming names and revealing how public relations wizards concoct and spin the news, organize phony ‘grassroots’ front groups, spy on citizens, and conspire with lobbyists and politicians to thwart democracy.
http://www.prwatch.org/

ProPublica — an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.
http://www.propublica.org/

Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism — the nation’s first investigative reporting center based at Brandies University, was launched in September 2004 to help fill the void in high-quality public interest and investigative journalism—and to counter the increasing corporate control of what Americans read, see, and hear. The goal is to investigate significant social and political problems, and uncover corporate and government abuses of power.
http://www.brandeis.edu/investigate/

The Ragan Report — US publication for the PR industry.
http://www.ragan.com

The Wall Street Journal
http://www.wsj.com

United States Newspapers — Directory of United States Newspapers with links to over 3300 United States Newspapers .
http://www.50states.com/news/

WIRE SERVICES (return to top)

Business Wire
http://www.businesswire.com

PRNewswire
http://www.prnewswire.com

Reuters
http://www.reuters.com

DATABASE SITES (return to top)

About.com — a network of Web sites on hundreds of topics.
http://www.about.com

Corporate Information — lists of other sites with information on private and international companies.
http://www.corporateinformation.com

Hoover’s Online — the Web site of the international publisher of business information and company profiles.
http://www.hoovers.coma

Lexis Nexis — a database service with more than a billion documents from over 8,000 databases.
http://www.lexisnexis.com

Thomas Register — information and detailed descriptions of products and services. Searches company listings, brand names, and catalogs.
http://www.thomasregister.com

PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRMS AND AGENCIES (return to top)

Lists of Public Relations Firms and Agencies are available online at many sites, including:

Council of Public Relation Firms
http://www.prfirms.org

Public Relations Society of America
http://www.prsa.org