We live in a time of information overload. That’s why we have compiled the best books to read for sustainability and positive social change organized by category and from introductory level to advanced.

The lists below aim to cut through the clutter and include publications that stand out because of their contribution to sustainable development or because they stood the test of time.

Categories include sustainability, business & human rights, corporate responsibility, corporate social investment, environmental protection/conservation and philanthropy based on many hours of reading and researching.

We also put the “10 best” list together under the Start Here section for those of you in a hurry or somebody starting off.

Start Here: The 10 best books about corporate sustainability

Looking for more good books to read? Click on the links below for more in each specific category.