26 Apr 2012

The Green Birds – 50 Top CSR and Sustainability Twitter Accounts to Follow

Twitter enables users worldwide to keep pace

26 Apr 2012

Twitter enables users worldwide to keep pace with all things green – and allows organizations to broadcast reliable, current global CSR and sustainability news. If you aren’t already, make sure you follow these top 50 ‘Green Birds’ for the latest CSR and sustainability news and information.



1. @Ethical_Corp: CSR, Sustainability and Anti-Corruption opinion, news and events. Liam Dowd & Toby Webb tweeting.

London, UK · http://www.ethicalcorp.com/?t=twitter


2. @3BLMedia: CSR is more than press releases. It is videos, blogs, and more. 3BL is the leading distributor of CSR & sustainability news and content across the social web.

Northampton, MA · http://3blmedia.com


3. @GuardianSustBiz: Guardian Sustainable Business: aggregated news and leading-edge views for corporate sustainability professionals.

London · http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business


4. @FastCoExist: Fast Company’s Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation. We talk about the environment, energy, tech, food, health, transportation, & more.

New York, NY · http://www.fastcoexist.com/


5. @BWCSRNews: CSR Circuit covers news concerning sustainability, green products/services, environment, philanthropy, diversity, business ethics, and other CSR related topics.

New York, NY · http://bizwire.pr/CSRCircuitNewsFeed


6. @TheCROA: The largest independent professional society for companies, academics, NGOs, & government. Turning responsibility, sustainability, & transparency into action.

Washington, DC · http://www.croassociation.org


7. @GreenBiz: Defining and accelerating the business of sustainability. Headlines from GreenBiz.com.

Oakland, CA · http://www.GreenBiz.com


8. @Justmeans: Justmeans is the leading reporting, analytics, and communications platform for companies serious about social and environmental performance.

Everywhere · http://www.justmeans.com


9. @triplepundit: Business, Better. Triple Pundit is an innovative new-media company focusing on the Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, Profit.

· http://www.triplepundit.com


10. @YESMagazine: Award-winning, solution-oriented journalism covering peace, justice and sustainability innovations in the US and beyond. Independent, nonprofit media.

Seattle, WA · http://www.yesmagazine.org


11. @HuffPostGreen: Latest environment & energy news, green-IY projects, animal stories & more (contact: huffpostgreen@huffingtonpost.com).

New York, NY · http://huffingtonpost.com/green


12. @nytimesgreen: Green: A Blog About Energy and the Environment from The New York Times.

New York, NY · http://green.blogs.nytimes.com


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13. @CSR_Leaders: CSR and Sustainable business development news and opinion. CSR Leaders – a venue for CSR leaders to network and share strong opinions. Powered by Orvella.

· http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=3328901


14. @ElaineCohen: CSR Consultant, Sustainability Reporter, Human Resources Professional, Ice Cream Addict, Author of CSR for HR – see www.csrforhr.com.

Israel · http://www.b-yond.biz/en


15. @DaveStangis: VP Public Affairs/CR. Lead CSR, Sustainability, Community & @CampbellCSR Foundation. Business focus, Bottom-line results. Family man, Runner when time permits.

Greater Philadelphia, US · http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/csr


16. @LeonKaye: Writer, consultant making the biz case for CSR & sustainability. Write for @GuardianSustbiz @Inhabitat & @TriplePundit. Would love your vote to cover Rio+20!

http://greengopost.com · http://bit.ly/HR5DIo


17. @TaigaCompany: Julie Urlaub, Sustainability Consultant: Social Media Wiz for Green Biz.

Golden, Colorado · http://bit.ly/92e8oO


18. @JoConfino: Jo Confino is an executive editor of the Guardian, chairman and editorial director of Guardian Sustainable Business and advisor to Guardian Media Group.

London · http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/joconfino


19. @davidcoethica:  David Connor, CSR, sustainability & social enterprise believer, Founder of @Coethica. Small biz advocate. Also with @Ethecol & www.acornalliance.com.

Liverpool, UK · http://davidcoethica.wordpress.com


20. @JeffHollender: Speaker, author, activist for corporate responsibility, sustainability & social equity. Provokes business to think differently about role it plays in society.

Burlington, VT · http://www.jeffreyhollender.com


21. @WayneVisser: Writer, academic, social entrepreneur, and author of The Age of Responsibility: CSR 2.0 and the New DNA of Business.

· http://www.waynevisser.com


22. @Makower: Joel Makower, Founder of GreenBiz.com; bestselling author; speaker; entrepreneur in green business, green marketing, clean tech, etc.

Oakland, California · http://www.makower.com


23. @greenwombat: Todd Woody, Environment Editor, Forbes Magazine. @forbesgreen. Tweeting about the environment, green tech and, occasionally, surfing.

San Francisco, California · http://blogs.forbes.com/toddwoody/


24. @Infrangilis_ltd: Philip Monaghan, CEO of Infrangilis. Author of How Local Resilience Creates Sustainable Societies (Feb 2012). Instigator of ‘Consumer Product Red List’ (Apr 2012).

UK · http://www.infrangilis.org


25. @volansjohn: John Elkington, Co-founder, Environmental Data Services (’78), SustainAbility (’87) and Volans (’08). Author 17 books. Blogs volans.com, CSRwire, Guardian, johnelkington.com.

London, UK · http://www.volans.com


26. @susanmcp1: Susan McPherson, passionate connector who tweets about global innovation, social entrepreneurship, CSR, cause marketing, fundraising, engagement strategies & hosts the #CSRChat.

New York City/Brooklyn · http://www.fenton.com/people/susan-spector-mcpherson


27. @RajThamotheram: Investing as if the Long Term Matters. Tweets about investment, sustainability, ESG, responsible investment, risk, preventable surprises, corpgov.

· http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rajthamotheram


28. @JuanVillamayor: Consultant in Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR). Shared value + impact management, stakeholder inclusion: Business With Common Sense.

Barcelona · http://juanvillamayor.com


29. @fairsnape: Martin Brown, Built Environment Improvement advocate + consultant: Sustainability, CSR, Social Media, Collaboration, Bidding. Blogger, Guardian, CSRwire. Enjoys cycling, outdoors.

Forest of Bowland, Lancs, UK · http://www.fairsnape.wordpress.com


30. @FabianPattberg: Blogging and tweeting about topics of Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Social Media.

Germany · http://www.FabianPattberg.com


31. @AmanSinghCSR: Journalist, Blogger, Social Media Strategist, CSR & sustainable biz, diversity, HR, Founder: Singh Solutions.

New York · http://amansinghcsr.wordpress.com


32. @RealizedWorth: Chris Jarvis, RealizedWorth works with major corporations to launch strategic volunteer programs | w/ @angelajeane | CSR & Sustainability.

Toronto, Canada · http://realizedworth.blogspot.com


33. @greenbiztweets: Hugh Byrne, Sustainability, social media, this and that for GreenBiz.com.

San Francisco, CA · http://www.greenbiz.com


34. @ChristineArena: Founder and chief strategy officer at @AikoAgency. Producer of content that simplifies the complex and inspires social good.

San Francisco · http://christinearena.com


35. @ADHumlen: Anneliza Humlen, Emotional Branding Alliance Pres./Co-Founder. Helping build humanized brands that connect emotionally to people, planet & purpose. Creator of SocialVoice Branding.

New York City · http://www.emotionalbrandingalliance.com




36. @company2keepinc: An online destination directory + interactive platform where responsible businesses engage stakeholders to advance sustainable best-practices.

Global · http://company2keep.com


37. @GRI_Secretariat: The Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) mission is to make sustainability reporting standard practice by providing guidance and support to organizations.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands · http://www.globalreporting.org


38. @CECPtweets: CECP, a CEO membership organization based in New York, helps Twitter followers to stay abreast of developments in the field of corporate giving.

New York, NY · http://www.CorporatePhilanthropy.org


39. @CSRint: CSR International, for CSR professionals, students & enthusiasts. Sign up for the free e-newsletter online.

London, UK · http://www.csrinternational.org


40. @CSE_network: Centre for Sustainability & Excellence (CSE) is a leading global sustainability (CSR) consulting, coaching, and training firm.

· http://www.cse-net.org


41. @NBSnet: Building a worldwide community of researchers and professionals interested in sustainability, while spurring innovation.

London, Ontario, Canada · http://www.nbs.net


42. @EthicalSource: Intertek’s Ethical Sourcing Forum: Sharing actionable insights and practical tools for improving supply chain social and environmental performance since 2000.

New York, NY · http://www.ethicalsourcingforum.com


43. @sapcsr: News from SAP AG about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and other CSR-related topics.

Worldwide · http://www.sap.com/about/csr


44. @DoughtyCentre: The Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield School of Management promotes sustainability through research, teaching and influencing practice.

Cranfield, Beds, UK · http://www.doughtycentre.info


45. @globalcompact: UN Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative.

New York, NY · http://www.unglobalcompact.org


46. @theSOAPgroup: We help companies, governments and organizations UNDERSTAND, IMPROVE, COMMUNICATE and OWN their impact in the world.

Portland, Maine · http://www.thesoapgroup.com


47. @ItsBBMG: Dedicated to creating sustainable brands that reach, engage and inspire the New, Sustainable Consumer.

Brooklyn & San Francisco · http://www.bbmg.com/


48. @braveoneagency: Brave One is a communications agency dedicated to helping companies face new global realities by embracing new, emerging media strategies.

Northampton, MA · http://braveoneagency.com


49. @changemakers: Follow us for the latest in innovation, social entrepreneurship and how you can make a difference. Why? Everyone Can Be a Changemaker.

Washington, D.C. · http://www.changemakers.com


50. @GlobalGiving: The world is full of problems. GlobalGiving is full of solutions. 10+ years, 1,000+ projects in 100+ countries in 140 characters.

Washington, D.C. · http://www.globalgiving.org


Have we missed any of your favorite Green Birds? Add some more follow-worthy accounts to the comment box below:

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  1. Rita Soni April 28th, 2012 2:34AM

    @NASSCOMFdn will strive to make your next list as will I personally (@ritansoni). Some other interesting players in the CSR/Sustainability field that I follow are: @lindsclint @HansRosling @jnovogratz and her org @acumenfund @ecomagination @TechSoup @artfulJohn

    Thanks for compiling this list!

  2. Heidi Karlsson April 28th, 2012 1:42PM

    Thanks for the great list! I have to plug myself.
    @heidikarlsson CSR strategist sharing insights on how companies and NGOs are working to deliver positive social, environmental & economic change around the world

  3. Kathryn Sheridan May 9th, 2012 7:40PM

    Shameless plug coming up for @sustconsult, the feed of sustainability communications and strategy firm Sustainability Consult and my personal feed @kathrynsheridan.

    Thanks for the list. There are a few new ones in there for me to follow!

  4. Angeliki June 27th, 2012 2:58PM

    A great list to pick and choose from – thank you!

    I have to add @ElinaGrigoriou as top sustainable commercial interiors specialist and voted Top 50 Rising Sustainability Star by Building Magazine in March. For sharing educational, interesting and inspiring tweets!