Protecting Long-Term Interests of Stakeholders is Fiduciary Duty


Dina Medland of Forbes speaks to companies and academic experts about how the new Global Compact Board Programme is elevating the role of the Board in integrating sustainability throughout the company.

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New Programme Puts Sustainability on the Agenda for Boards of Directors

At conclusion of two-year pilot phase, UN Global Compact launches innovative Global Compact Board Programme to all 8,000 companies
Press Release

New York, November 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The UN Global Compact today launched an innovative programme to help move sustainability issues from the backroom to the boardroom, so that companies can better manage risk and opportunities for growth by developing solutions that respond to the future demands of people and needs of the planet.

A Unique Opportunity For Global Boardrooms On Risk

Ole Hansen, Head of Global Compact LEAD tells Dina Medland of Forbes how the UN Global Compact is taking the sustainability discussion all the way to the top of the corporate ladder: the world's boardrooms.
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About the UN Global Compact

Public Relations Industry Veteran, Dave Armon, Joins 3BL Media Board of Directors

Press Release

NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Nov. 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ - 3BL Media announced today that Dave Armon has joined the 3BL Media Board of Directors.  Dave’s appointment comes at a time when the company is experiencing significant growth.  3BL Media’s distribution and content marketing platform for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability information has become the leading source for corporations and non-profits that need to reach investors, journalists, consumers, influencers and other stakeholders focused on these important topics.

Actionable Insights from the 2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies® Whitepaper and Infographics


It’s clear that just as regulatory oversight has never been more complex, public expectations about transparency, corporate culture and business behavior are part of everyday conversation. These factors, among others, have led to an expansion in the field of ethics and compliance. Leading practices of prior years have become today’s standards and new best practices continually redefine the profession.

Actionable Insights from the 2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies® is a complimentary whitepaper that presents key data focused on:

·      The Role of the Compliance Office

Ceres Welcomes Adele Simmons as Newest Member of Its Board of Directors

Press Release

BOSTO, February 1, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Ceres today announced that Adele Smith Simmons, a senior executive at Metropolis Strategies and a board member at insurance brokerage firm Marsh & McLennan Cos., has been elected to its Board of Directors.

Former Whole Foods Market Executive Michael Besancon Joins Fair Trade USA Board of Directors

Press Release

December 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, today announced that Michael Besancon, former Senior Global Vice President of Purchasing, Communications and Distribution for Whole Foods Market, has been elected to the nonprofit organization’s Board of Directors.

Diamonds and Rust

The Need for Ethical Climate Change in Banking

The takeaway: The British  scandal over interest-rate rigging underscores the need for ethical climate change in banking. In addition to regulatory and policy changes, doing this involves the combined efforts of CEOs, boards of directors, investors, depositors, and other stakeholders to make banking better. To start, it means understanding and enhancing the moral shadow cast by every institutional and individual action.

Chelsea Clinton And IAC: While Some Companies Argue About Women On Boards, IAC Just Does It


While others debate whether boards should have one woman or two or three, whether quotas should be mandated or not, where on earth to find a woman who has adequate experience or intellect, and whether or not a woman might degrade shareholder value, IAC/InterActiveCorp did something bold. 

Environmental, Health, Safety, and Sustainability Governance: What a Difference a Few Years Can Make

New report from The Conference Board highlights the growth in attention given to EHS&S during the past three years

 This Council Perspectives was authored by The Conference Board Chief Environment, Health, and Safety Officers’ Council.