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Social and Environmental Aspects of Business   Tags: badm, corporate_responsibility, environmental_management, mbad, smpp, social_impact  

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Periodical Article Databases


  • ABI/Inform Complete Plus
    This is an excellent business periodicals database with a thesaurus of subject headings. Some useful subject headings are social responsibility, social impact, and environmental stewardship.
  • Business Source Complete
    Similar to ABI Inform (above). Some good subject headings to use are: social responsibility of business, social impact, green marketing, green products, and environmental impact analysis

Social Responsibility Ratings

  • KLD Research and Analytics
    Location: Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)
    "MSCI (formerly KLD Research & Analytics, Inc.) is the leading authority on social research for institutional investors. To meet the needs of social investors, KLD provides research, benchmarks, compliance, and consulting services analogous to those provided by financial research service firms."
    George Washington University faculty members and graduate students may set up individual WRDS accounts. George Washington University faculty members may also set up accounts for their classes. In order to request a WRDS account at no cost to you, please go to


These subjects can be used in the catalog and Worldcat:

  • Business Environmental Aspects
  • Environmental Protection Economic Aspects
  • Industries Environmental Aspects
  • Industries Social Aspects
  • Issues Management
  • Management Environmental Aspects
  • Social Responsibility of Business

In addition, it may be useful to combine these search terms with subject you are interested in (e.g. automobile?).

Find Enforcement and Compliance History


  • Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO)
    Provides information on which facilities have had compliance inspections by federal, state, or local governments, violations detected, and enforcement actions taken and penalties imposed. A site of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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