Jen Boynton

Jen is editor in chief of TriplePundit. She has an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School and lives in Oakland with her husband and normally happy baby. 
Hit her up at on twitter @jenboynton to discuss diapering strategies or sustainability reporting methodology.

Ferguson protests in Washington, D.C. on November 25th.

Business Leaders and #BlackLivesMatter

TriplePundit is a business publication. At first glance, #BlackLivesMatter may not seem like it’s in our scope. Is it even appropriate for us to speak about protests that are spilling into the street if they don’t have a direct impact on the business world? Or do they?

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Series RE-Launch: Sustainable Apparel Part II Debuts Tomorrow!

We’re thrilled to announce that Levi Strauss & Co., a longtime proponent of sustainability in the supply chain, has returned to support Part II for our article series on sustainable apparel. This time around, we’ll focus on the impact of consumers.

The 2012 fire at the Chevron refinery, as viewed from 15 miles away in Larkspur, CA

Chevron Tries to Buy Local City Election

Chevron is heavily invested in creating a business-friendly environment in the town where it was responsible for a massive explosion in 2012.

Workers continue clean-up efforts as part of the Deepwater Horizon Response in Grand Isle, La., June 5, 2010

BP Op-Ed: Gulf Impacts Not So Bad!

BP is in hot water for publishing an “op/ed” from senior vice president of U.S. communications and external affairs, Geoff Morrell.

Chemonges Janet, a single mother of 7 children, says her Fair Trade co-op has helped her learn to compost for fertilizer, get new coffee  trees when old ones decline, and she also received an eco-friendly stove through the community development premium

Fair Trade Goes Full Circle on Supply Chains

October is Fair Trade month. Today we reflect on how far the movement has come and how it allows customers to give back to workers and consumers alike.

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Mismatched Socks Sold to Cure Blindness

The latest entrant in the one-for-one model popularized by TOMS shoes is SWAP Socks, makers of fashionably-mismatched socks. SWAP Socks will give 50 percent of its profits to the SEVA Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing sight to visually-impaired people around the world. 3p Editor in Chief Jen Boynton recently attended the kickoff event for SWAP Socks’ Indiegogo campaign, held at Opaque restaurant in San Francisco and learned all about it.

Defy Ventures graduates speak on stage at SOCAP 2014

Can the VC Community Disrupt Serial Incarceration?

There is nothing the startup community loves more than a good disruption. And what better to disrupt than the prison-industrial complex — after all, a staggering 100 million Americans have criminal records and keeping them locked up costs us $63.4 billion a year. One woman has a plan to solve the problem with entrepreneurial teaching.

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SOCAP14: Q&A with Impact Weaver Award Winner Lindsey Engh

The first annual Impact Weaver Award recognizes the internal leaders that work behind the scenes to build the team and operational infrastructure that make up a successful organization. Triple Pundit chats with winner Lindsey Engh at the SOCAP14 conference.

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SOCAP14: Q&A with Impact Weaver Award Winner Mary Voelbel

The first annual Impact Weaver Award recognizes the internal leaders that work behind the scenes to build the team and operational infrastructure that make up a successful organization. Triple Pundit chats with winner Mary Voelbel at the SOCAP14 conference.

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The Case for Public Relations

Edelman had its hand slapped over its refusal to drop unsavory clients, but the final outcome might be a win for the sustainable business community.

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Community Engagement in the Gaming Industry

Gambling is fun – the rush, the bright colors, the chance to press your luck and win big money. But let’s be honest. Vegas is synonymous with excess – cash, sex, fashion, food and booze, which isn’t exactly sustainable.

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Review: MGM Resorts CSR Report

Las Vegas — land of excess — seems like a strange home for corporate responsibility. But even casinos (or “gaming and hospitality companies,” as MGM Resorts prefers to be called) find value in looking deeply at social and environmental issues related to their operations.

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Video: Michelle Obama on Work-Life Balance

Apparently Michelle Obama brought baby Sasha with her to interview for a VP position at University of Chicago Hospitals. Truthfully, are the working parents among us really accomplishing as much as the workers out there without kids?