Social Responsibility Resources

The most important step in setting up a social responsibility program is to get started. Whether you’re brand-new to social responsibility or already have a program, these programs and resources give you ready-made opportunities to volunteer, diversify your workforce, and become a more responsible corporate citizen.

Social Responsibility Quick Tips

Want to launch a social responsibility program, but not sure where to start? Review this short tips guide created for staffing professionals by staffing professions.

Social Responsibility Holidays and Commemorations Calendar

Get inspired to serve by looking at the list of 2023 holidays developed by our Social Responsibility Committee.

American Association for Affirmative Action

Association of professionals who manage affirmative action, equal opportunity, diversity and other human resource programs.

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

Membership-based research organization that helps corporations define and plan their corporate citizenship.

Business for Social Responsibility

Trade association that helps its member companies integrate sustainability into business strategy and operations.

Business Sustainability Education Roundtable

A forum for corporations, government agencies, and other organizations to share best practices, tools, resources, and tips on how to effectively engage their employees in sustainability education initiatives at work, at home, and in their communities. ASA encourages staffing firms to educate all employees on the importance of environmental sustainability. The reach of the staffing industry is broad, and staffing companies are well-placed to have a positive effect on environmental sustainability.

Center for Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability

Initiative of the Conference Board, a business membership and research organization.

The Corporate Library

Independent research firm focusing on corporate governance.

Corporate Responsibility Officer

Bimonthly magazine for executives who make corporate responsibility decisions for their firms.

The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire, a news service that covers diversity, workplace issues, corporate governance, and more.

Diversity Central

Contains a wide array of information related to diversity in the workplace. For staffing firms that aren’t sure where to start their diversity initiatives, this site contains a wealth of information.

Provides resources regarding best practices, notable companies, and more. If you’re considering revamping or revising your company’s diversity program, this site provides plenty of valuable information.


One of the premier resources for diversity. This monthly magazine’s website provides current events and regularly updated diversity related content.

Greener World Media

Media firm that provides information, resources, and learning opportunities to help companies integrate environmental responsibility into their operations. This is a strong resource for staffing and recruiting businesses to understand how multifaceted CSR can be and provides examples of ways to preserve the environment.


Program to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

Jobs for Americas Graduates

State-based national non-profit organization that is dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk.

Minority Business Development Agency

Federal agency created specifically to foster the establishment and growth of minority-owned businesses in the U.S. An excellent resource for minority owned staffing and recruiting firms and allows job postings and bids for government jobs.

Minority Business and Professional Network

Web portal for women and minority professionals that offers opportunities for employers to attract employees.

The Multicultural Advantage Diversity at Work Center

Online community for minority professionals that offers a wide variety of resources for diversity recruiting initiatives.

National Diversity Council

Non-profit organization that bring together the private, public and non-profit sectors to discuss the many dimensions and benefits of a multicultural environment.

National Environmental Education Foundation

Nonprofit organization focused on helping companies use employee education and engagement to align corporate environmental values and day-to-day operations while also improving their bottom line.

National Minority Supplier Development Council

Business membership organization that works to increase procurement opportunities for minority owned businesses. NMSDC provides a list of minority owned businesses that are available to support staffing and recruiting firms.

National Urban League

Nonprofit organization devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. Provides ASA members access to African American professionals who may support their internal staff.

Native American Business Alliance

Nonprofit organization that facilitates business partnerships with Native American-owned companies.

Society for Human Resource Management

Contains useful articles and research metrics on diversity issues that affect the workplace.

United Nations Global Compact

Initiative of the United Nations that brings companies together with UN agencies to advance social and environmental principles.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Federal agency responsible for conducting enforcement litigation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans With Disabilities Act. Provides staffing and recruiting firms abreast of current information that could cause discrimination complaints or issues.

U.S. Green Building Council

Association of companies and organizations that are working to advance structures that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work.


Public benefit corporation that has the social purpose of advancing the careers of talented young adults who are trained and ready to be effective for the companies where they work. YUPRO matches Year Up alumni with employers eager to hire a new generation of employees who have the technical skills, the unique resilience, and tenacity necessary to be successful.