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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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‘Purpose is like Pokemon,’ contends Mr. Goodvertising
Among an impressive line-up of deep thinkers, CEOs and Ph.Ds sharing wisdom about instilling purpose into businesses, it was Homer Simpson that drove the point home. Corporate branding executives are not unlike the lovable cartoon oaf battling with his alter ego, contents Tom Kolster, author and founder of the Danish creative agency...
Sep 27, 2016 8:50 AM ET
University of California's "Audacious" Climate Action Plan
If the University of California was a state, it would be the 15th largest. The annual budget for UC is 20 times larger than Arizona, where Janet Napolitano was governor from 2003 to 2009. So the impact of California’s 10 public university campuses, hospitals and research labs becoming carbon neutral in their energy consumption is an “audacious” goal, Napolitano told...
Sep 22, 2016 3:20 PM ET
Powering Data Centers with Renewable Energy
The typical Internet data center consumes as much electricity as a small U.S. state, Microsoft’s chief environmental strategist, Rob Bernard, told attendees at the Verge 16 sustainability conference in Silicon Valley today. As oceans warm, lakes dry up and water systems collapse due to climate change, the tech giants enabling cloud computing are mobilizing so surfing the web doesn’t...
Sep 20, 2016 3:05 PM ET
Top Four Reasons to Attend a CSR or Sustainability Conference This Fall
Professional development events exist for just about every career, and they’ve been around since Thomas Edison held his first, “How to Change a Light Bulb” seminar for aspiring electricians (attendees earned 10 CEU credits and went home with some nice tsotchkes). For the growing number of corporate and nonprofit professionals focused on social impact and sustainability...
Aug 2, 2016 9:25 AM ET
Sustainability ‘Pioneers’ Honored for Backing SDGs
The mechanics of corporate disclosure were a big part of my two decades on the management team of a commercial newswire service.  As the biggest distributor of earnings releases and other time-sensitive data, our team worked with CFOs, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications to quench an insatiable thirst from stakeholders for market-moving financial information. Fast...
Jun 27, 2016 2:55 PM ET