In preparing for reasonable -- rather than breathless ideologically motivated - debates about the value of CSR programs, it is helpful to be armed with research and sound academic analysis. I would love to hear from others about books and websites that provide well-reasoned arguments -- pro or con -- for the role that CSR programs should play in an organization's business strategy. Here are a few of my stalwarts . . . Lynn Sharp Paine's Value Shift - Why Companies Must Merge Social and Financial Imperatives to Achieve Superior Performance, Tapscott and Ticoll's The Naked Corporation, David Vogel's The Market for Virtue (which I have just started reading), and part two of Fritjof Capra's The Hidden Connections. For web sites, I would link to Canadian Business for Social Responsibility, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and The Global Compact . . . and I would keep going back to Echo Research's website because the company has produced some interesting research on CSR.