John Howell

John Howell is a co-founder and the Editorial Director for 3BL Media. He oversees all original content procurement and creation. He is also the principal of Greenland Inc., which advises on media strategy and communications, new media, and branding and marketing for new campaigns, products, and multi-platform media initiatives. As a publisher-editor-writer, John has worked extensively with a variety of popular magazines and is a frequent contributing writer and blogger. He is an avid reader and music lover and is currently helping to guide the Delta Blues Museum through a re-branding initiative. John lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

States Take Stands Like Brands

We are witnessing a new development in the Brands Taking Stands movement. States, led by California, are defining themselves as “brands” by adopting definitive positions on social and political issues that are intertwined with business issues such as corporate governance.

Principles and Politics Collide Over Tariffs

The collision of principle and policy in current affairs has just ratcheted up several notches in intensity. The reason? The latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the U.S. that takes direct aim at profits at a number of the largest multinationals.

Investing for the Long View: ESG Looks to SDGs for Future Payoffs

The socially responsible investment industry is exploding. By any measure, the growth is exponential, and increasing rapidly. The reasons are straightforward -sustainable investing is increasingly seen as a superior methodology to manage risk and drive returns.

Business Leadership as a Calling

Behind the unending stream of headlines about executive malfeasance, there’s a lot of thought and action going on in progressive quarters about how to improve leadership training so that business can perform better.

What is the Social Responsibility of Social Media?

Critics argue that like publishers, tech “distributors” are responsible for the content they carry. Companies argue that it is not their right or duty to censor third-party content.

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.

CSR Now Drives Business as Usual

Corporate responsibility is now becoming a mainstream activity embedded throughout every department of a company, from HR to IR, from corporate affairs to procurement.

CSR Investing Summit 2018 to Update SRI

At the all-day conference, a select group of 150 expert practitioners will discuss how to define, manage, and measure responsible investing, now and in the future.