work-life resources

Alliance of Work/Life Professionals (AWLP)
The Alliance of Work/Life Professionals is a membership organization with the mission of promoting work/family and personal life balance. Through sharing cutting-edge thinking, impactful initiatives, and helpful key resources, AWLP strives both to improve the professionalism of those working in the work/life arena, and to influence better integration of work and family life.

Artemis Management Consultants
Artemis Management Consultants specializes in helping organizations manage change. Artemis helps organizations conduct needs assessments, build teams, train and coach managers, re-design work and plan and implement culture change initiatives.

Boston College Center for Work Family
The Center for Work and Family at Boston College Wallace E. Carroll School of Management is a research organization that promotes employer and community responsiveness to families. The guiding vision of the Center is the strengthening of families, broadly defined to reflect the diversity throughout our communities today. The Center’s activities fall into three broad categories: research, employer partnerships, and policy initiatives.

Center for the Child Care Workforce (CCW)
CCW is a nonprofit, research, education and advocacy organization comitted to improving child care quality by upgrading the compensation, working conditions and training of child care teachers and family child care providers.

Child Elder Care Insights (CECI)
The mission of CECI is to help employees address, identify and resolve their personal problems through a comprehensive and high quality dependent care resource and referral program that is professional, accessible, voluntary and confidential. CECI’s fundamental commitment is to maximize the emotional well-being and related job performance and productivity of employees.

Children, Youth and Family Consortium (CYFC) University of Minnesota
Computer searchable information system available 24 hours-a-day with information on children, youth, family, fatherhood, and work/family issues. Site includes links to other Work and Family or Work-Life information Internet sites.

CYFERNet
CYFERNet provides practical, research-based information on children, youth and families. Universities in all fifty states provide the up-to-date resources and information for this Internet-based service. Operated by Cooperative Extension, the National Agricultural Library, and the Children, Youth and Family Consortium at the University of Minnesota. National Internet-based children, youth and family information system. Includes e-mail discussion groups and links to related electronic information sources.

Families and Work Institute (F.W.I.)
The Families and Work Institute is a non-profit organization that addresses the changing nature of work and family life. F.W.I. is committed to finding research-based strategies that foster mutually supportive connections among workplaces, families, and communities.

Family Caregiver Alliance
An information resource on long-term care.

Labor Project for Working Families
The Labor Project for Working Families is a national advocacy and policy center providing technical assistance, resources and education to unions and union members addressing family issues in the workplace including child care, elder care, flexible work schedules, family leave and quality of life issues.

Midwest Institute for Telecommuting Education (MITE)
MITE is a consultant group that provides managers with information and strategies for successful implementation of telecommuting work arrangements. MITE specializes in the areas of employment law and liability issues, start-up strategies, technical and remote office setup, supervisory issues, evaluation and productivity metrics, and development of internal policies crucial to the success of telecommuting.

National Partnership for Women and Families
The National Partnership for Women and Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses public education and advocacy to promote fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.

National Retiree Volunteer Coalition (NRVC)
NRVC serves as the catalyst in forming innovative partnerships among retirees, their former employers, and communities.  NRVC’s Corporate Retiree Volunteer Program provides employers with an effective system for encouraging and supporting the community leadership and service of their retirees.

New Ways to Work
New Ways to Work’s primary focus has been to encourage experimentation with work time options – job sharing, work sharing, time-income tradeoffs, flextime, flexplace and various types of leaves — as a means of addressing employment related social and economic issues.

One Small Step
One Small Step is a non-profit San Francisco Bay Area association for employers that encourages the development of employee and family supportive initiatives. Through conferences, publications and other services, One Small Step provides employers with information and strategies for taking “one small step” to respond to business and family needs.

Pioneer Press
Archive of articles focused on balancing work and life written by Amy Gage, Staff Columnist for the Pioneer Press.

Society for Human Resource Management / SHRM
National professional association focused on professional development in human resources field and including areas of interest related to work and family. SHRM publishes a monthly titled HRMagazine which can be accessed via SHRM’s Internet site.

Texas Work Family Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse provides public and private employers, state agencies, policy makers and individuals with technical assistance and information about dependent care and other employment-related family issues.

The Work Life Network Resource Directory
Directory listing of resources published by the Minnesota Center for Corporate Responsibility (MCCR) related to Work/Life issues and services.

Transitions, Inc.
Educates and supports those touched by the aging process including older adults, family members, professional caregivers, employee assistance professionals, employees, businesses, and the community.

U.S. Department of Education
Information of the Employers, Families and Education Initiative which promotes family involvement in learning and schools.

United Way of Minneapolis Area DISCOVERY Program
The United Way DISCOVERY program is a unique community education program that can help you educate employees, students and others about a variety of work and family life issues.  DISCOVERY offers free monthly mailings as well as online tip sheets focused on personal, family and work-related issues.  Each sheet focuses on a topic that conveys helpful information you can use.

WFD (Formerly Work/Family Directions)
WFD offers innovative solutions, thought-leadership, and research that keep companies on the cutting edge of the key issues that affect business results namely, what employers can do to facilitate maximum commitment of their people to business success.

Work Family Connection, Inc.
Consulting firm and publisher. Extensive on-line information, news summaries, trend reports, model companies, and searchable database (search function only available to subscribers).

Work Options Inc.
The goal of Work Options Inc is to help working parents get more time for their children while still managing their job/career. Those who want to restructure their job to get more time for other reasons, such as to care for an elderly relative, shorten a weary commute, build a home business, attend school, or for leisure activities, will also find this site useful.

organizations

AIESEC
AIESEC (pronounced eye-sec) is the world’s largest student-managed, non-profit educational organization.

Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute is an international nonprofit educational institution dedicated to enhancing the quality of leadership through informed dialogue.

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is an international corporate membership organization. The Center partners with businesses worldwide to strengthen their community relationships and investments to achieve healthy, sustainable communities in which to live, work and do business. CCCR does this through research, policy and education that builds knowledge of the interdependence of community vitality and business success.

Business Enterprise Trust (BET)
The Business Enterprise Trust is dedicated to identifying and promoting acts of business leadership which combine sound management and social vision. The Trust’s logo represents the complex, interlocking, prism of relationships among businesses, shareholders, consumers, employees, communities and the environment.

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
BSR is a membership organization for companies of all sizes and sectors. BSR’s mission 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.

Business in the Community
Business in the Community is the leading authority on corporate community involvement in the UK.  Business in the Community’s mission is to inspire business to increase the quality and extent of their contribution to social and economic regeneration by making corporate social responsiblity an essential part of business excellence.

Canadian Centre for Business in the Community (CCBC)
The CCBC provides the plans, the tools and the expertise needed by Canadian companies to develop corporate citizenship programs that balance business objectives and the needs of their key stakeholders.

Canadian Centre for Ethics Corporate Policy
The Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy is a volunteer-driven organization comprised of corporations and individuals dedicated to developing and maintaining an ethical corporate culture.

Caux Round Table (CRT)
Senior business leaders from Europe, Japan, and North America who are committed to the promotion of principled business leadership.

Center for Corporate Responsibility (MCCR)
Assists business leaders in developing practical, productive and responsible relationships with key stakeholders.

Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR)
CSEAR is primarily a networking institution which gathers and disseminates information about the practice and theory of social and environmental accounting and provides a mechanism for academics and practitioners to make contact and support each other.

Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES)
CERES is a non-profit coalition of investors, public pension funds, foundations, labor unions, and environmental, religious and public interest groups, working in partnership with companies toward the common goal of corporate environmental responsibility worldwide.

Corporate Citizenship Unit (CCU)
CCUs mission is to develop independent research and teaching on the role, scope and purpose of business in society. In particular its role is to analyze and promote debate into the concept of corporate citizenship.

Council for Ethics in Economics
The Council for Ethics in Economics is an association of leaders in business, higher education, religion and other professions working together to strengthen the ethical fabric of business and economic life.

Council on Economic Priorities (CEP)
For nearly three decades, CEP has posited that corporations with a track record of ethical decision-making will do better in the marketplace and win public respect by demonstrating good corporate citizenship.  CEP focuses its research on all the factors that make up the social framework of a company: the quality of management, its leadership among industry peers, its workplace climate.

Defense Industry Initiative (DII) on Business Ethics and Conduct
DII is a consortium of U.S. defense industry contractors which subscribes to a set of principles for achieving high standards of business ethics and conduct.

DePaul University Institute for Business and Professional Ethics
The mission of the Institute is to foster ethical behavior by providing for and participating in ethics-related education, offering resources to stakeholders (e.g. conferences, lecture series, on-site training, discussion and written materials), and supporting and disseminating cutting-edge scholarship of ethical relevance.

Ethics Center for Engineering and Science
The mission of the Ethics Center is to provide engineers, scientists, science and engineering students with resources useful for understanding and addressing ethically significant problems that arise in their work life.

Ethics Officer Association (EOA)
The EOA is the professional association of practicing ethics and compliance managers. Through the EOA, practitioners confront issues in a trusting and professional environment and discuss policies, strategies and dilemmas of common concern.

Ethics Resource Center
The Ethics Resource Center may be unique in the world in its mandate to create global ethics institutions and coalitions.  There work in this area calls them to lead in the planning, development and building of ethical institutions domestically and internationally and to forge a global network of such institutions.

European Business Ethics Network
Its role is to stimulate and facilitate meetings of minds, discussion and debate on common ethical problems and dilemmas. Network members include business people, public sector managers, and academics.

European Business Network for Social Cohesion (EBNSC)
EBNSC is a European business-driven membership network whose mission is to encourage and help companies to prosper in ways that stimulate job growth, increase employability and prevent social exclusion; thereby contributing to a sustainable economy and a more just society.

European Institute for Business Ethics (EIBE)
Established in 1994, the Institute has close links to the European academic world and aims at a high professional quality of research, consulting and training activities that are relevant for the business community in Europe.

Hong Kong Ethics Development Centre (EDC)
The EDC was established in May 1995 under the auspices of the Community Relations Department of the ICAC and operates under the guidance of the Hong Kong Ethics Development Advisory Committee comprised of members from leading chambers of commerce in Hong Kong.

Illinois Institute of Technology
The Illinois Institute of Technology Center for the Study of Ethics in the Profession (CSEP) at the Illinois Institute of Technology was established in 1976 for the purpose of promoting education and scholarship relating to the professions. In June 1996, the Center received a grant from National Science Foundation to put their collection of over 850 codes of ethics on the World-Wide Web.

Institute For Global Ethics
The Institute for Global Ethics is an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan organization dedicated to elevating public awareness and promoting the discussion of ethics in a global context. As an international, membership-based think tank, the Center focuses on ethical activities in education, the corporate sector, and public policy.

International Business Ethics Institute
Its mission is to foster global business practices which promote equitable economic development, resource sustainability and democratic forms of government.

International Society of Business, Economics and Ethics (ISBEE)
The aim of the Society is to facilitate the dissemination of information and to foster interaction among businesses, academics, professional societies, and others interested in the ethical dimensions of business and economics on the international level.

Josephson Institute
Advocates principled reasoning and ethical decision making through programs and workshops for leaders including legislators and mayors, high-ranking public executives, congressional staff, editors and reporters, senior corporate and nonprofit executives, judges and lawyers, and military and police officers. The http://www.charactercounts.org CHARACTER COUNTS! youth education initiative is a project of the Institute.

Minnesota Alliance With Youth: Fulfilling America’s Promise
An intergenerational alliance of stakeholders committed to creating active citizen leaders who will help build integrated, safe, and healthy communities.

Net Impact
Net Impact is a network of emerging business leaders committed to using the power of business to create a better world. Originally founded as Students for Responsible Business, Net Impact it is one of the most progressive and influential network of MBAs in existence today.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The OECD groups member countries in an organisation that provides governments a setting in which to discuss, develop and perfect economic and social policy. The http://www.oecd.org/dac/index.htmOECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) is the principal body through which the Organisation deals with issues related to co-operation with developing countries. The DAC is one of the key forums in which the major bilateral donors work together to increase the effectiveness of their common effort to support sustainable development.

Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
The mission of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University is to heighten ethical awareness and improve ethical decision-making on campus and in the community at large.

Social Investing Forum
The Social Investment Forum site offers comprehensive information, contacts resources on socially responsible investing.

Social Investment Forum (UKSIF)
The UK Social Investment Forum (UKSIF) promotes and encourages socially responsible investment (SRI) in the UK. The site includes information both about UKSIF and about SRI in general, together with event reports, comments on proposed legislation and a newsletter. There is a detailed membership directory which includes UK investment managers, financial advisers, research organisations and NGOs.

SustainAbility
Founded in 1987, SustainAbility was established to help create a more sustainable world by encouraging the evolution and widespread adoption of thinking and practices which are socially responsible, environmentally sound, and economically viable.

The Conference Board
The Conference Board is the premier business membership and research network worldwide, linking executives from different companies, industries and countries.

The Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum
An international not for profit organization founded, in 1990, in response to concerns about the impact of the increasing globalization of business and challenges of sustainability and social cohesion.

The Southern Institute for Business and Professional Ethics
The Southern Institute for Business and Professional Ethics is a unique resource for businesses and individuals seeking to enhance ethical performance and meet the difficult challenges of today’s business world.  Their mission is to raise awareness and understanding of the ethical dimension of business and professional life, to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, and to stimulate a productive community dialogue about issues and responsibilities.

Transparency International
Acts to counter corruption, both in international business transactions and at national levels.

United States Office of Government Ethics
The Office of Government Ethics (OGE), a small agency within the executive branch, was established by the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. The Office of Government Ethics exercises leadership in the executive branch to prevent conflicts of interest on the part of Government employees, and to resolve those conflicts of interest that do occur.

University of British Columbia’s Centre for Applied Ethics
The mission of the Centre is to bring moral philosophy into the public domain by advancing research in applied ethics, supporting courses with a significant ethical component and acting as a community resource.

University of St. Thomas Koch Endowed Chair in Business Ethics
The Koch Endowed Chair in Business Ethics works with other entities on campus to ensure that ethics education remains a priority through business ethics education in both the undergraduate and MBA programs, faculty development, and the promotion of responsible corporate citizenship through professional development opportunities and other events.

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum
The Forum advocates the belief that environmental leadership could, and should come from within the business community; not from without. Members investigate and develop policies, programs and management systems that promote environmentally and economically sustainable commerce. This site features an on-line Sustainability Self-Assessment Guide to be used by companies interested in the examination of environmental sustainability.

Wharton Ethics Program
The Wharton School supports its committment to the discussion of the ethical issues that confront business through its courses, faculty, research, and publications.

World Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a coalition of international companies united by a shared commitment to the environment and to the principles of economic growth and sustainable development.

World Economic Forum
Through global, personalized, knowledge-generating and highest-level interaction, the World Economic Forum provides its Members and Constituents with opportunities to share experiences and insights and to assess new opportunities. It also creates a privileged, informal, framework for intensive business networking and for an interface between business leaders, political leaders and world class experts.

comprehensive sites

Business Ethics Resources on WWW
Links to sites in the areas of codes of ethics, organizations, publications, specific topics, and papers.

Discussions of Ethics on the Net
List of Internet discussion groups with links and subscription addresses.

Ethics Resources on the Net
Links to sites in areas of business ethics such as codes of conduct, reference sources, organizations, issues, corporations, consultants, and commentaries. Also includes links to other types of ethics sites (human rights, environment, etc.).