corporate activism

Businesses Have A Responsibility To Lead: My Never Stand Still Conversation With DICK’S Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack

By Dan Schulman, President and CEO, PayPal
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We recently hosted DICK’S Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack at PayPal’s VP+ leadership team meeting in San Jose. I knew I also wanted Ed to join me for a #NeverStandStill episode so that his inspiring message could be shared more broadly.

Brand Activism Matters Now More Than Ever

by Mary Mazzoni
Article

Back in 2011, outdoor gear giant Patagonia shocked the country by taking out a full-page ad in the New York Times with the message “Don’t Buy This Jacket” emblazoned over its best-selling coat. The ad, which ran in advance of Black Friday, called on shoppers to “buy less and to reflect before you spend a dime on this jacket or anything else.”

Activism at Work: Let Us Count the Ways

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

Originally published as The Big Story in the Brands Taking Stands weekly newsletter; click here to sign up.

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

Press Release

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.

Corporate Activism and the Future of Sustainable Business

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Due to the accelerating "CEO Activism," or "Corporate Activism," trend, employees are demanding for companies to demonstrate what their values are and what they mean by integrity. How will this impact the future of sustainable business?

Join us at BSR18 to explore this topic more.

U.S. Businesses Push Back Against China Trade Policy

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

The collision of principle and policy in current affairs has just ratcheted up several notches in intensity. The reason? The latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the U.S. that takes direct aim at profits at a number of the largest multinationals. After losing the lobbying battle to stave off this latest round, these companies are going public with their protests, hoping to encourage a rollback by taking a collective stand against a policy that hits their bottom line.

Brands Taking Stands – Is This a Movement or a Moment?

by Leon Kaye, Executive Editor, TriplePundit
Blog

Considering all that we have experienced over the past 18 months, we are definitely at an inflection point when it comes to the business community deciding what role it has in pursuing social good. More companies have realized they have no choice but to speak out, and even take action, on some of the most volatile political and social issues of our time.

Town Hall Examines ‘Brands Taking Stands’ Phenomenon – A Movement or a Moment?

National Basketball Players Association Foundation’s Sherrie Deans, NPR’s Louise Schiavone, Los Angeles Times’ Eli Stokols Join 3BL Forum Panel, Oct. 25
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Athletes, chefs, and CEOs are among those speaking out on environmental, social, and political issues, prompting a 3BL Media Town Hall sponsored by MSL that will examine whether the Brands Taking StandsTM phenomenon is a movement or a moment.

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