Jen Boynton

Jen is editor in chief of TriplePundit. She has an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School and volunteers with Defy Ventures, an entrepreneurship, employment, and character training program for people with criminal histories. She lives in San Diego with her husband and toddler overlord. 
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3p Weekend: A Sneak Peek at This Year’s Cause-Marketing Super Bowl Ads

This weekend is all about Super Bowl Sunday. While some people are eager to watch the Carolina Panthers ambush the Denver Broncos, others are in it for the Puppy Bowl. But most everyone wants to see what crazy spots are being dropped in the year’s most expensive commercial breaks. Of course, the TriplePundit team couldn’t wait to dive in and see how these advertisements fare when it comes to the triple bottom line.

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Activist Ai Weiwei Takes The Lego Group to School

While the Lego Group ultimately came to the right decision, the toy manufacturer learned a difficult lesson. Trying to control who buys your products looks suspiciously like censorship.

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What Paul Graham Misses On Value Creation and Income Inequality

“Innovators” in the startup sense provide financial value for their owners and investors, there’s no doubt. But the floods of funding to a narrowly-defined “value” absolutely increases income inequality by raising prices across the board. Show me how I’m wrong, Paul.

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Paris Was Just the Beginning

Now that we’ve all had a chance to celebrate, the hard work begins. Here are some of the ways the business sector will be involved in meeting those individually determined national contributions (INDCs) that were made public in Paris.

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COP21 Delivers Historic Climate Agreement in Paris

I’m over Greenland headed home to San Francisco and just got the news that a strong climate agreement has been reached back in Paris. Peeking out the window to see ice caps brought a tear to my eyes, when I realized they don’t actually have to melt.

We will share details on the agreement in the coming days. In the mean time here are some reactions from NGOs who were official observers at the talks:

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$436B in Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies!

The U.S. has been lauded for a $400 million contribution to the Green Climate Fund, but out of its dirtier, more malevolent pocket, it funded the fossil fuel industry to the tune of $13 billion in 2015.

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The Business Imperative for International Carbon Price Signals at COP21

While some countries quibble over the expenses and the responsibility, business leaders look to clean energy, energy efficiency and sustainability as the drivers of innovation and economic growth. By showing up in Paris to lobby for action, businesses send a message to global policy leaders that climate action doesn’t have to mean negative economic impacts.

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How to Use the UN Sustainable Development Goals for Corporate Impact

“The purpose of our company IS sustainability,” said Claus Stig Pedersen, head of corporate sustainability at Novozymes. That’s why the organization has decided to use the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals as a test to determine if new projects are a good fit.

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Island Nations Tackle Shipping Emissions

These islands are united by what surrounds them — ocean water — which is one of the reasons they’ve come together to call out the international shipping industry.

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General Mills and Annie’s: One Year In

It’s been one year since General Mills purchased the beloved organic mac and cheese maker. We check in to see how acquisition is going and what it means for lovers of the Berkeley, Calif kid’s food maker.

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Google, LinkedIn Campus Layouts at Odds with Urban Living

The city of Mountain View, California — home to Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and Microsoft’s Silicon Valley office — boasts gorgeous campuses for work and play. But it also has serious traffic and housing issues, and a lack of density in zoning regs is partially to blame.

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Closing the Loop in Fast Fashion

Fast fashion (trendy, affordable pieces from the likes of H&M, Uniqlo and Zara) is often criticized for creating waste. But what if the fibers in those clothes could be separated and repurposed in new garments?

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Forget Public Speaking: Communication for a Crowd

The issues we in the sustainability community are trying to solve — climate change, poverty, access to water, health and education, to name a few — are much larger than any of us. We shouldn’t let a fear of public speaking hold us back.