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The 3BL Media blog roll is a select list of the most influential, respected, and authoritative voices in corporate social responsibility. Compiled from the 3BL Media staff’s extensive contacts with longtime CSR commentators, these bloggers offer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place.

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Food Companies Support Social Issues Despite Profit Pressures - CSR Minute
The food industry is facing unprecedented pressure to change its practices and strategies, and boost its bottom lines. But behind the headlines about thin profit margins, cutthroat competition, changing consumer tastes, and technological disruption, the largest food companies are addressing social issues. Some examples: Next month,...
Sep 25, 2017 12:25 PM ET
Baltimore Utility Chief Emphasizes CSR Following Freddy Gray Death
Freddy Gray’s death while in the custody of Baltimore police pushed the riot-torn city’s only African America big company CEO into action, emphasizing corporate social responsibility to heal the scab that had been ripped off the community. Baltimore Gas & Electric chief Calvin G. Butler Jr. said the 2015 death and racial strife pushed the 200-year-old utility to use the power of...
Mar 27, 2017 12:15 PM ET
Corporate Reputation Drives Both Kinds of CCO
All CCOs are not created equally. But they’re getting closer. After decades working alongside chief communications officers, I figured other corporate professional masquerading under the CCO acronym had little in common with the wordsmiths who manage corporate messaging. That myth was exploded when I attended a gathering of the other CCO-- chief compliance officers – and realized...
Mar 16, 2017 11:50 AM ET
Aspiring to be a Mensch: Big Budget TV Spots Lead with Social Impact Messages
Being a mensch seems to connect with consumers. Two big-budget national TV ad campaigns – one from pharma giant Pfizer and the other from the wealth management firm Ameriprise Financial – are trying to drive sales through storylines involving the kind of social impact work usually reserved for nonprofits and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. In the case of Pfizer,...
Mar 7, 2017 3:15 PM ET
Box of Chocolates Triggers ‘V-Waste Guilt’
As someone who spends quite a bit of time with sustainability professionals, I try to minimize my own environmental footprint.  So it was a bummer earlier this week when my efforts to be a good husband and green-minded consumer generated unwanted V-waste.  My Valentine’s Day shopping routine was disrupted because the New York City jewelry and chocolate stores where I routinely...
Feb 17, 2017 11:25 AM ET