Why Join

Civil Society Organizations

For the purpose of engaging with The Consortium, a Civil Society Organization (CSO) is any organization whose mission is primarily focused on improving social and/or ecological conditions and is aligned with the mission of The Sustainability Consortium. To be classified as a Civil Society Organization, an organization should not be responsible for the oversight, administration and/or enforcement of government rules, laws, and/or regulations. Cases in which it is unclear if an organization fits the definition of a CSO will be referred to the External Relations Committee.

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS MAY INCLUDE:

  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Non-academic research institutions
  • Think tanks
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Labor unions
  • Citizen Advocacy Groups
  • Non-regulatory government organizations
  • Non-regulatory multilateral or inter-governmental organizations


Tier Benefits Tier I Tier II
Eligible to run for the Board of Directors
One seat and one alternate on the Civil Society Advisory Council, with the opportunity to participate in committees and task forces
Participation in all relevant Sector Working Groups
Participation in all relevant Consortium Working Groups
Eligible to run for working group leadership positions
The opportunity to collaborate with The Sustainability Consortium for our newsletter, website, press and media, and conferences relating to sustainability progress and improvements

Civil Society Organization members must agree to and abide by the Rules of Engagement in the membership policy.

Pricing

Tier I Yearly Contribution
Large Organization ($50M or more in annual assets) $25,000
Small Organization (Less than $50M in annual assets) $10,000
Tier II Yearly Contribution
Large Organization ($50M or more in annual assets) $10,000
Small Organization (Less than $50M in annual assets) $5,000

All contributions are paid through a 501c3 institution of higher education.