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Research Hub

As part of our work to promote ethical buying behaviours we work with academics, businesses, campaigners and regulators to understand issues and provide research reports.

These reports are published here alongside other useful links for researchers.

UK Ethical Market Report

The Ethical Consumer Markets Report has been acting as an important barometer of UK ethical spending since 1999.

Ethical Markets Report

Ethical Consumption Review

Academic articles and opinion pieces from some of the best thinkers seeking a deeper understanding of ethical consumer behaviours.

Ethical Consumption Review

Ethical Consumption Opinion Survey Archive

Information and records on opinion surveys by third parties published between 1989 and 2019.

Opinion Survey Archive

Global Directory of Ethical Consumption Organisations

A comprehensive guide to organisations promoting ethical consumerism around the world.

Gobal Directory

Ethical Accreditation Schemes Archive

In 2013/14 ECRA worked with a volunteer researcher to investigate multi-stakeholder initiatives, also referred to as ethical accreditation schemes.

The review of 17 schemes is now archived here having previously been on the Ethical Consumer main website.

Ethical Accreditation Schemes Archive