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.

How Green Is Your Boardroom?


No, I don't mean green as in money. I mean green as in environment. At Kimberly-Clark, sustainability is not only discussed in the C-suite; it's also on the board of directors' agenda.

Governance at the Speed of Light

by Linda Crompton, President and CEO of BoardSource

I have written here before about the importance of technology to the governance field – how technology is changing the way we govern. Every day we see new implications for leadership. In particular, the dominant presence of technology in younger people’s lives means that as young people begin to serve on boards, organizations will have no choice but to adapt.

NextGen Board Leader Feedback Wanted!

Chance to win a $50 iTunes gift card

We are happy to help ASAE’s Young Professional Leadership Academy class to spread the word about its new project focusing on young professionals. Please read on.

Are you a young professional (age 25-35, someone with less than five years of nonprofit or association experience, or someone who is classified as a young professional)? Have you ever served on a board of directors for a nonprofit or an association? If so, we would like to hear from you.