The intersection of business and values has been the site of several collisions lately—some accidental, some accidents waiting to happen.
While the subjects in question have varied from CEO activism and governance to issues of ethics and data privacy, the end point is the same: In business 2018, values matter, more than ever. No company looking to its future viability can afford to avoid making choices—and statements—about what it stands for while avoiding pitfalls and misguided actions.
50+ speakers announced; early-bird pricing ends July 31
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As investors, employees, customers and other key stakeholders demand that companies weigh in on vexing social and environmental issues, 3BL Forum has built its agenda around the “Brands Taking Stands” movement, Oct. 23-25, at MGM National Harbor in Washington, D.C.
More than 50 speakers – ranging from Fortune 500 CEOs to veteran White House reporter Eli Stokols – will speak at the annual gathering, presented by 3BL Media, the world’s leading communications partner for purpose-driven organizations.
Luxury brands and brands taking stands are topics not usually included in the same conversation. But in another sign of a world turned upside down, top tier fashion labels are now talking CSR and sustainability. From materials to packaging, from supply chain to environmental footprint, luxury consumer goods companies are updating their strategies to ensure long-term viability.
Companies Take on Climate Change with "We Mean Business"
The We Mean Business coalition was formed to organize a critical mass of the business world to make progress on climate change. With its no-nonsense brand name, formidable numbers, and world-class leadership, the coalition is poised to be a dominant player in directing businesses toward taking stands on strategies and practices that define climate change as a business opportunity, not just an environmental disaster.
One of the hottest of hot button political-social issues got pushed, hard, last week. The separation of children from immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S. blew up into a major conflict zone in the larger culture wars that shows no signs of quieting down anytime soon. As before, following the issue of the “Muslim ban” immigration executive order issued in early 2017, business squared off against government policy in a high volume debate over values.