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 toddler overlord. 
Hit her up at on twitter @jenboynton to discuss bedtime or sustainability reporting methodology.

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6 Rainforest Products You’ve Never Heard Of

Fair trade isn’t just for coffee and cocoa! Check out these products coming to you from rainforest communities in Guatemala. Sustainably produced and harvested by rural communities, these products are making their way into your gum, furniture and maybe even your flour.

Jose examines a xate plant deep in the Guatemala rainforest.

The Patron Saint of Petén

Guatemala’s Petén region is home to the Maya Biosphere reserve, one of the world’s largest rainforests. The reserve’s status as protected land hangs in the balance as corrupt politicians push to mine it for oil and drug traffickers slash and burn. José Román Carrera is on track to beat them all and transform the region into the world’s largest network of sustainable community collectives. Will it cost him his life?


Editor in Chief Jen Boynton on the 3Ps

Last week, I was interviewed by Andrea Johnbaptiste on the JB Bizline Radio out of South Florida. Listen in to hear her explain how climate change can impact even the smallest of businesses and why diversity can boost your bottom line.


Tackling the STEM Gap with Hacker Sarah Austin

In advance of today’s Twitter chat about STEM Inclusion, I chatted with Sarah Austin (@sarahaustin), former SAP Hacker of the Year, Forbes 30 Under 30, to find out more about why this issue is so important.

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Uber Can’t Buy Me Love

Uber takes the robber-baron approach to reputation, but trying to fix bad rep with a charitable donation is so 19th century.

Hayunan Wangse flys a kite with a fishing lure that mimics a flying fish on the surface , 11th July 2014, Waepure, Buru Isand, Indonesia.  He hopes 'Fair Trade' will bring improvements to his village.

Your Seafood: Now Fair Trade Certified

Safeway’s latest commitment brings the company up to par with your local farmers market when it comes to worker transparency.

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?


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.