PowerBars for the Mind: 14 Sites I Read on Good Business & Smart Thinking

Here are the blogs and sites I read (about half of them I read or skim daily) for sustainable business news and perspectives on good business, marketing and blogging. I like to sign up for a daily or weekly email feed so I can skim headlines and ideas without having to remember to visit the sites individually.

  • 3BL Media Committed to the triple bottom line. Daily feeds of CSR and sustainability news, companies, events and ideas.
  • Cause Shift A new platform for bringing together brand, non-profit, corporate, social media and political creatives to map a better a world. Hunger elimination is the current focus.
  • ChangeMakers Ashoka’s newsletter on social enterprise. Salt-of-the-earth, getting-it-done stories.
  • Change.org Action-oriented stories on sustainable business, political activism and cause.
  • Chris Brogan Community, social media and brands. Like Seth’s, I read these daily emails every morning.
  • CSRWire.com I skim this every day for press releases and news stories on sustainable business and cause marketing campaigns.
  • Rally The Cause Scott Henderson writes on causes, companies and non-profits.
  • Realized Worth Corporate social responsibility and corporate volunteering from Chris Jarvis and team.
  • Selfish Giving Joe Waters writes a terrific and humorous blog on all things Cause Marketing.
  • Seth Godin Because his blogs make me think more. And I like that. The marketing whiz behind Squidoo.com.
  • SocialEarth A TechCrunch-like site for social entrepreneurship. News, interviews and opinion pieces.
  • Sustainable Life Media Producers of the excellent Sustainable Brands conference, this organization also hosts smaller workshops and reports on sustainable companies.
  • TriplePundit More than 30 contributors make this a fertile site for sustainable thinking.
  • What Do You Stand For? Tactics, lessons and data on cause-oriented programs and consumer behavior from Cone, Inc.

This is just a shot from the whiskey bottle of sites and blogs focusing on socially responsible business. Which ones make you think harder?

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  1. Mario Vellandi February 18, 2010 at 11:00 pm #

    Thanks for mentioning us Olivia! :D

  2. Ian Aspin February 20, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    Hiya Olivia,

    This is a great list, I really appreciate it!

    Discovering some real gems here that I hadn’t previously heard of.

    Looking forward to more mind expanding thinking and ideas from your great site and from these new finds.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Much love,



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