Submitted by: CSRwire
Posted: Oct 10, 2014 – 02:00 PM EST
3BL Media announced today the appointment of David Connor as the Director of CSRwire – The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire. CSRwire was acquired by 3BL Media this past September following its previous acquisitions of Justmeans and SocialEarth. Additionally, in his role, David will be helping to oversee the Sustainability Services division for 3BL Media with a focus on product development and service implementation.
CSRwire has been providing CSR and sustainability-focused press release distribution services since 1999. As one of the preeminent voices in the corporate responsibility industry, CSRwire will be receiving investment and resources from 3BL Media. In his position as Director, David will be helping to set strategy, expand the audience, readership and user base of CSRwire content and advance the editorial function. David will work with the 3BL Media executive team to coordinate the brand positioning for CSRwire as part of the 3BL Media family. Additionally, he will lead the new product/service development (non-technical) for CSRwire.
“It is an honour to be offered such an exciting opportunity to explore how we accelerate the responsible business agenda powered by the already robust assets of 3BL Media, especially CSRwire.
I’ve watched the values-driven business sector mature beyond many people’s expectations in recent years, with both CSRwire and 3BL Media playing pivotal roles in the distribution and engagement of news and opinion.
I’m looking forward to being part of the development of this next stage of pioneering innovative services and lasting meaningful relationships with all the key facilitators of social and environmental change, and invite those committed to all better business models to engage with us”, commented David Connor.
David has a 17-year history working in the CSR and sustainability field, initially in community engagement at Everton Football Club where he spent eight years. Following his work at Everton, David founded Coethica, a consultancy focused on communications and strategic development including engagements with some of the world’s leading companies including Microsoft, Timberland, L’Oreal, UBM, Diageo, Societé General and SAP. David has also actively supported and campaigned for social change with numerous non-profit board level positions. David worked with 3BL Media during the initial launch of the company in 2009.
“I am confident that with David’s guidance, we will be able to build on the strengths and legacy of CSRwire. We have only begun to realize the opportunities to work with sustainability driven companies in the US and abroad and look forward to continuing to raise awareness for the progressive and important work being done by leading organizations”, said Greg Schneider, CEO of 3BL Media.
Based in Liverpool, England, David will also work to enhance 3BL Media’s global brand position by delivering an increased presence at international events, forming international partnerships and expanding our international client base.
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