Harnessing the Power of Self-Regulation to Empower Business Accountability
The boundaries of corporate social responsibility are rapidly expanding, emboldening forward-thinking business leaders to double down on commitments to transparency, truth, and accountability. And as economic and technological innovations accelerate, businesses can and must find meaningful ways to demonstrate a renewed commitment to an honest, fair, and trustworthy marketplace for all.
Getting Self-Regulation Right
The Center for Industry Self-Regulation (CISR), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was created by BBB National Programs to harness the historic power of self-regulation, also called soft law, in the United States in order to empower business accountability. CISR is dedicated to education and research that supports responsible business leaders developing fair, future-proof best practices, and to the education of the general public on the conditions necessary for industry self-regulation.
Our research explores how to solve collective challenges in the business community, calling on decades of experience operating independent self-regulatory and co-regulatory programs.
Learn about the challenges facing your industry to help identify opportunities for new best practices that will enhance the trust and respect of consumers, partners, and regulators.
On October 17, 2023, academics, policy makers, industry experts, and regulators joined the Center for Industry Self-Regulation in Arlington, VA for a one-day summit to explore effective options for business to use independent, industry self-regulation to not only solve systemic industry-wide challenges, but also proactively address emerging issues.
In the Incubator
TeenAge Privacy Program (TAPP)
The TAPP Incubator project, launched in October 2020, has brought together a diverse set of industry stakeholders to help solve the challenges of data privacy for teenagers. Participating businesses are working to design safeguards for the personal data of this unique group of consumers, building a bridge between privacy protections for children and adults that can serve as a global model. These trailblazers are not waiting for the problem to worsen, they are leading change.
Press Release: On April 19, the TAPP Incubator released the TAPP Roadmap, a new operational framework designed to help companies develop digital products and services that consider and respond to the heightened potential of risks and harms to teenage consumers and to ensure that businesses collect and manage teen data responsibly. Read the Press Release
AI in Hiring & Recruiting
In the recruiting and hiring process, where algorithms increasingly provide an aid to human decision making, how can we combine important technological innovation with a proactive approach to employment law regulations and future-proof standards?
June 8, 2023: BBB National Programs’ Center for Industry Self-Regulation Publishes Principles and Protocols for Trustworthy AI in Recruiting and Hiring (Read the Press Release)
Emerging Areas of Interest
Among myriad other challenges that could be approached through the lens of the Self-Regulation Incubator, the areas listed below appear ripe for possible future convenings. If you would like to be involved in these or other Incubator initiatives, use the Contact Us form below.
Investing in Business Accountability
As economic and technological innovations accelerate, businesses must continue to work together to enhance consumer trust in a dynamic marketplace.
At the Center for Industry Self-Regulation, we believe that independent research and education is critical to incubating the solutions that will help us solve industry challenges and protect consumers. Your contribution helps make this important work possible.
The Center for Industry Self-Regulation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
BBB National Programs’ Center for Industry Self-Regulation Publishes Principles and Protocols for Trustworthy AI in Recruiting and Hiring
McLean, VA – June 8, 2023 – The Center for Industry Self-Regulation released self-regulatory Principles for Trustworthy AI in Recruiting and Hiring, as a global baseline standard for the use of AI applications in recruitment and hiring, and
Justin Connor Named Executive Director for The Center for Industry Self-Regulation, a Foundation Created by BBB National Programs
McLean, VA – May 17, 2022 – Recognizing a timely opportunity to promote and grow the next generation of independent industry self-regulation programs, The Center for Industry Self-Regulation today named Justin Connor as its inaugural Executive Director. The announcement was made by Eric D. Reicin,...
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