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There is growing pressure for businesses to become more socially responsible. Some companies do try to practice environmental and social accountability. These companies are in the minority however.
Some companies are surpassing the minimal guidelines for social responsibility and are doing extremely well and setting great examples to others. Some examples are: Working Assets, S-R Investment Group, Co-op America. As companies continue to be pressured to become more socially responsible, and others strive to, Social Responsibility graduates will be in demand to help companies accomplish this task.

Websites
http://www.neravt.com/left/directory/subjects/business.htmThis website has many links to socially responsible businesses and job opportunities.
http://www.bsr.org/ Business for Social responsibility web page.
http://www.responsiblewealth.org Responsible Wealth is a growing network of over 450 business people, investors, and affluent individuals in the top 5% of income and wealth who are concerned about growing economic inequality and working to promote widely shared prosperity. They are affiliated with United for A Fair Economy. They have many resources and job opportunities in socially responsible businesses.

Books
The Job Seeker's Guide to Socially Responsible Companies, Janowski. Gale Group, 1994.
Looking Good & Doing Good: Corporate Philanthropy & Corporate Power, Himmelstein, Jerome. Indiana University Press, 1997.
Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Sexism & Racism in Corporate America: The Myths, Realities & Solutions, Stith, Anthony. Warwick Publishing, 1999.
Kiss Off Corporate America: Alternative Perpectives For Disenchanted Young Professionals, Kirvirist, Lisa. Andrews & Mcmeel Co., 1998.

Organizations That evaluate Corporate Responsibility
Citizen's Action- (202) 842-5400
Business Ethics-(612) 962-4700, www.business-ethics.com
Renew America-(202) 232-2252
International Association of Business and society-(805) 499-0721, www.iabs.net

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