Business for Social Responsibility

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Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) describes itself as a group that "helps member companies achieve success in ways that respect ethical values, people, communities and the environment."

"BSR provides information, tools, training and advisory services to make corporate social responsibility an integral part of business operations and strategies. A nonprofit organization, BSR promotes cross sector collaboration and contributes to global efforts to advance the field of corporate social responsibility," it states. [1]

Co-founded by Josh Mailman, Laury Hammel, and Mal Warwick. Alisa Gravitz also helped launch the group.


According to the BSR website and the website of the conservative Captial Research Center, which tracks funding of non-profit groups

Global network

According to its website Business for Social Responsibility is part of a growing global network of business membership organizations that focus on corporate social responsibility. Working in partnership with these groups, BSR is expanding its capacity to serve its members' global business needs and to achieve the mission of the BSR Education Fund. BSR has established formal partnerships with:

BSR is also a founding member of EMPRESA, the Forum on Business and Social Responsibility in the Americas.


On its website BSR lists what it describes as an "illustrative" list of members, implying that some prefer their identity not be publicly disclosed. Members, as of April 2005, include:

Contact details

111 Sutter Street, 12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104 USA
Tel: 1.415.984.3200
Fax: 1.415.984.3201

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