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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.
 

Corporations Cite Values in Pulling Out from Saudi Investment Conference

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

Last year’s initial Future Investment Initiative conference promoted by the government of Saudi Arabia for the global financial and media elite was nicknamed  “Davos in the Desert,” a reference to the annual World Economic Forum conference that convenes in Switzerland. Over 3,500 CEOs, investors, bankers, media owners, and other select invitees attended the event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

California Passes Laws on Board Diversity, Net Neutrality

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

We are witnessing a new development in the Brands Taking Stands movement: States defining themselves as “brands” by adopting definitive positions on social and political issues that are intertwined with business.
 

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.

Sustainable Investors Look to UN SDGs for Future Profits

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

The socially responsible investment industry is exploding. By any measure, the growth is exponential, and increasing rapidly. The reasons are straightforward: Sustainable investing is increasingly seen as a superior methodology to manage risk and drive returns.
 

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