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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.


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Our Mission


Getting Self-Regulation Right



The Center for Industry Self-Regulation (CISR), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was created to harness the historic power of self-regulation 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.


Armed with the expertise and experience needed to incubate new initiatives, CISR is the place for industries to turn to build the foundation for new self-regulation programs that are tailored to enhance consumer trust without the need for top-down regulation.




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For Funders

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.

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For Businesses

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.

Foundation Leadership

Eric D. Reicin
President & Chief Executive Officer BBB National Programs
Vickie McCormick
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer BBB National Programs
Ken Patel
Board Chair | Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer BBB National Programs | The Procter & Gamble Company


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About the Center for Industry Self-Regulation




The Responsibility Ship

In this time of great uncertainty, business leaders within forward-thinking industries have an opportunity to learn from CISR's expertise to help steer the responsibility ship. In doing so, these leaders will be well-equipped to identify which trends in their industry demand attention, standardize best practices and guidelines that even competitors can agree upon, and commit themselves to monitoring and enforcement by an independent, trusted accountability agent.




50 Years of "Foundation" Building

Getting industry self-regulation right requires independence, transparency, infrastructure, and scalability. CISR is backed by the strong foundation BBB National Programs has built through its program divisions and their work with major corporations and law firms over the last 50 years, empowering business to demonstrate authentic corporate and social responsibility in a rapidly changing digital landscape. CISR is a DBA of BBB National Programs Charitable Foundation.




Creating New Self-Regulatory

Programs & Initiatives

CISR is well positioned to educate industry leaders and the public on self-regulation and dispute resolution best practices. Working together with responsible businesses, CISR provides the perfect intellectual underpinning to support the development of new programs that will forge pathways to enhanced trust and respect among consumers, partners, and regulators. In some cases, CISR may serve as an incubator for the development of these new initiatives and programs.





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