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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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‘Transformative Power of Transparency’ Tops on New GRI Chief’s
Unlike another world leader who is one month into his new job, Tim Mohin has heralded his new administration at GRI by kicking off a global listening tour. A veteran sustainability officer at tech giants like AMD, Apple and Intel, Mohin has yet to issue any sweeping executive orders.  He took his roadshow to Phoenix this week for the “GRI Reporters’ Summit” and received input from...
Feb 14, 2017 12:35 PM ET
Everyday is Earth Day for Minneapolis Media Focused on Sustainability
Unlike many cities where Sunday newspaper readership has tanked, plenty of Minneapolis residents still treasure delivery of a chunky Star Tribune as part of their weekend routine. “It’s our meal ticket,” Business Editor Thom Kupper said of the 580,000-circulation Sunday edition during a 3BL Media event for sustainability communicators. Those pitching Minnesota’s largest daily...
Dec 15, 2016 4:25 PM ET
Election Weighs Heavily as Sustainable Business Execs Gather in DC
Congress returned to work Monday for a lame duck session following last week’s election. Today, hundreds of corporate social responsibility (CSR) executives head to Washington hoping their sustainable business missions are not up-ended by a Donald Trump presidency. The elephant in the room at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's 2016 Corporate Citizenship Conference is whether...
Nov 16, 2016 10:35 AM ET
Kumquat is the New S-word
If there’s any one topic that people working in sustainability can agree, it’s that their sector has an identity problem. Acronyms abound. EHS, ESG, CSR and CR are just a few. There are professionals who feel that Social Purpose or Shared Value address both human rights and environmental issues. But just as many execs are solidly in the Sustainability camp.  Joel Makower, the...
Nov 4, 2016 9:55 AM ET
Prepare for Deep Dive when Pitching Sustainability to New York Times
One of the best punchlines delivered so far at BSR Conference came from New York Times sustainability reporter David Gelles when panelists were asked to recommend new breakthrough communications techniques. “If I could briefly plug print advertising,” Gelles said, referring to a full-page ad that appeared on the back of the Times business section today...
Nov 2, 2016 4:55 PM ET