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GEOG 325: Conservation and Resource Management: Installment 1: Biography

Biography Guidelines

Installment 1: Biography

--basic biographical information

--any stats or numbers that will help elucidate impressions of scale, civic engagement, corporate sponsorship, political or economic impact etc.:


  1. What is the size of company, organization, agency, stakeholder, etc?  What is the number of employees, constituents represented, or members?
  2. How old is your company/organization/agency/stakeholder?
  3. At what scale do you choose to represent your perspective?  Whether you are local, state, regional, national or international will have great bearing on all other information pertinent to your identity.
  4. What does your company/person/organization/agency actually do?  Is there a mission statement or job description? Perhaps there is a generally understood directive (environmental conservation, corporate profit, group that is represented, area that is protected etc.) that defines or explains your identity.

Finding Company Information

When looking for information on your chosen company, there are a few good places to look.  Your company's website is one place, but for comparison information - as well as information that is unbiased (what?  a company's website can be biased?) we have some fantastic databases that you can use to find everything and anything you'd ever like to know...


The #1 search engine database you should consult
is linked below - Business Insights.  You can search by company name and/or ticker symbol, you can get detailed company & corresponding industry profile information, as well as SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) reports, andfinancial reports.  You can read over industry essays, and even examine balance sheets.  






Finding Non-Public Companies

It can be extremely tricky to find information about companies that are not publicly listed, or are international!  Here are some great places to start looking for those 'alt' companies.....


Charity Navigator (for non-profit companies)

GuideStar (also for non-profit companies)


Need information about various 'sectors' that aren't companies?  Look to the U.S. Department of Labor to help you out on this one!  Sorted by 'Occupation' you can get the lowdown on Education versus Engineering here!  InfoNet