Brands Taking Stands

Hard Talk: Business Takes on Diversity and Inclusion

by John Howell, Editorial Director & VP of Content, 3BL Media
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Diversity and inclusion is the formal term of choice for issues that are racially, ethnically, and gender-related in today’s society. That legal-sounding label includes some of the most emotionally loaded issues in our culture, issues that have deep roots with complicated pasts in American history. Buoyed by cultural movements such as Black Lives Matter and #MeToo, issues of discrimination, unconscious bias, pay inequality, glass ceilings, immigration, LGBTQ rights, and outright harassment regularly make headline news.

Employee Activism Movement Started by Google Employees

by John Howell, Editorial Director & VP of Content, 3BL Media
Blog

When I began this newsletter exactly one year ago, the inspiration came from the increasing CEO activism I saw taking place throughout the business community. I had been reporting for 3BL Media on this movement since its beginnings, in 2014, when Apple’s Tim Cook and Starbucks’ Howard Schultz spoke out on gay rights and race, respectively. From their positions at the top of highly profitable companies with large, loyal consumer bases, I thought their statements bold and welcome, although privileged and perhaps unique.
 

Now Available Online: CR Magazine Brands Taking Stands Issue

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Digital Version of CR Magazine’s 3BL Forum: Brands Taking StandsTM Edition Now Available Online

The Autumn 2018 edition of CR Magazine is chock full of the inspiring stories of the why and how of corporate activism. Enjoy spotlight features on CR Magazine’s Responsible CEO of the Year Award winners, stories about taking stands on sustainability, diversity, and our feature story on José Andrés – the man who is saving the world, one meal at a time.

3BL Forum Focuses on the Long View

by John Howell, Editorial Director & VP of Content, 3BL Media
Blog

What a difference a year makes.
 
Last October, 3BL Media presented its first “Brands Taking Stands” conference. Earlier in the year, we had acquired the company which had previously owned and operated the event as Commit!Forum. The renaming and reorientation of the 10-year-old conference spoke to our sense of a need for a deeper dive into the “commit” concept as it applied to corporate social responsibility in business.
 

CR Magazine Presents 2018 Responsible CEO Awards at 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands--The Long View

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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – 3BL Media, the world’s leading communications partner for purpose-driven organizations, announced the winners of CR Magazine’s Responsible CEO of the Year, Humanitarian, and Lifetime Achievement Awards. The awards are given to corporate leaders who have demonstrated – personally and through their organizations – a bold commitment to social responsibility and sustainability.

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