3p Contributor: Marissa Rosen

Marissa Rosen Marissa is the Director of Social Media for TriplePundit. She has a passion for educating stakeholders and the public on sustainability and enjoys utilizing social media to bring online communities together to create business synergies. Marissa has a background in Communications and a Masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Connect with her on Twitter at @MarissaR1 or via email at marissa@triplepundit.com.

Recent Articles

Twitter Chat with Heineken: What Does It Mean to Brew a Better Future?

Marissa Rosen
| Thursday April 24th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join TriplePundit and CSRwire at #BaBF for a live Twitter Chat with HEINEKEN on April 30, 2014 at 8am PST / 11am EST / 5pm CETtwitter-heineken

We’re thrilled to announce another live twitter chat in partnership with CSRwire on April 30 featuring Heineken in conjunction with the release of the company’s latest sustainability report.

Heineken proclaims that sustainability has been an integral part of business operations throughout its 150-year history. Now, in 2014, the beer giant’s commitments are coming to life through its Brewing a Better Future (BaBF) Program and its long-term approach to creating shared, sustainable value in four areas that it can impact directly: protecting water resources, reducing carbon emissions, sourcing sustainably and advocating responsible consumption.

Heineken recently published its 2013 Sustainability Report, which outlines the company’s progress on the way to meet its 2020 sustainability commitments. The full 2013 report can be viewed at sustainabilityreport.heineken.com. A summary of the details can be seen on TriplePundit’s Podium.

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TODAY – Twitter Chat: General Mills with TriplePundit and CSRwire

Marissa Rosen
| Wednesday April 23rd, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Join #GenMillsSusty on Apr. 23, 2014 at 12pm PST.

How can food companies source their ingredients most sustainably – and protect the resources and communities upon which their businesses depend?

On April 16th, General Mills marked its 44th anniversary with the release of its 2014 CSR report – voluntarily disclosing progress on its social and environmental goals – including sustainably sourcing 100 percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. That represents more than 50 percent of the company’s annual raw material purchases and includes oats, wheat, dairy, palm oil, cocoa and vanilla, among others.

The challenge ahead is significant. From finding the right partners to improving farmers’ profitability and the sustainability of their farming techniques, General Mills will need to not only focus on immediate social and environmental impact but also on sustaining its business for the long-term?

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Annual 3p Readership Survey Results

Marissa Rosen
| Monday April 21st, 2014 | 0 Comments

correspondentWe would like to take a moment to thank those of you who participated in our annual readership survey. Overall, we received a plethora of positive comments and thoughtful insights on what is both enjoyed and desired for the future.

Our insight into our audience demographics shows that our readers are a very diverse group; we are serving a range of thought leaders on sustainability topics across the public and private sectors. It’s nearly a split between corporate executives, NGOs, and MBA and other students!

Feedback also shows us that you’d like to continue to see practical tips and opportunities to engage in education around sustainable business.

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Recap – Stories and Beer: Farm-to-Bottle Entrepreneurship

Marissa Rosen
| Thursday April 17th, 2014 | 0 Comments

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It’s time for another Stories and Beer Fireside Chat on Thursday, April 17 at 6:30pm Pacific (9:30 Eastern) at the Impact HUB San Francisco – and online via web cam.

Please join us in person at Impact HUB SF – or online – for our latest “Stories & Beer Fireside Chat” on Thursday, April 17th at 6:30pm when TriplePundit’s Founder, Nick Aster, will be chatting with Damien Fagan and Jesse Friedman of Almanac Brewery.

In this chat, we’ll talk with beer entrepreneurs whose farm-to-bottle practices aim to revolutionize the big environmental impacts within the industry. Damien & Jesse will share their entrepreneurial stories about what it’s like to compete with the big boys. The chat will be valuable to anyone interested engaged in changing an industry, or just interested in enjoying a responsibly produced beer.

Video will start about 7pm pacific, but don’t worry you can watch any time after that:

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Video Interview: Justin Bakule; Exec. Director, Shared Value Initiative

Marissa Rosen
| Wednesday April 16th, 2014 | 1 Comment

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Every Wednesday, TriplePundit takes 30 minutes or so to chat with an interesting leader in the sustainable business movement. These chats are broadcast on our Google+ channel and embedded via YouTube right here on 3p.

Today, TriplePundit’s Founder, Nick Aster, spoke with Justin Bakule, Executive Director of the Shared Value Initiative.

Justin is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the Initiative, and works closely with major corporate, civil society, government and academic stakeholders in order to track and influence the development and capture of shared value research, the shared value idea in practice, and the growing global community of practitioners.

WATCH THE LIVE INTERVIEW RECAP BELOW. 

Many viewers around the world chimed in to the conversation on Twitter with #3pChat!

If you missed it, you can learn about the Shared Value Initiative right here or on our YouTube channel.

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Can Corporate Sustainability & Economic Growth Coexist? A Twitter Chat With SAP, BSR and CDP

Marissa Rosen
| Friday April 11th, 2014 | 0 Comments

tweet-jam-sapJoin TriplePundit and CSRwire at #SustyBiz TODAY at 8am PT/11am ET live on this page or on Twitter.

What does it mean for a technology company to lead with sustainability? How can technology companies leverage their expertise and scale to make exponential social and environmental impact? Moreover, how do you sustain your impact while growing your business? In its second SAP Integrated Report , SAP announced “plans to power all its data centers and facilities globally with 100 percent renewable electricity” as well as a shift to a cloud business model, which it predicts will also help “eliminate carbon emissions caused by its customers’ systems by moving them into SAP’s green cloud.

The “green cloud” might sound geeky and industrial to many – especially when companies like Intel are busy making extraordinary commitments to reduce their footprint – but it does address the sustainability conundrum many corporations face on its head: how do you wrap your consumer into your sustainability strategy and attempt to minimize their footprint as well?

The answer isn’t simple, even for a company like SAP that has lead with sustainability for years by committing to ambitious goals and transparently reporting against them via an interactive sustainability platform and early adoption of integrated reporting.

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Today: A 3p Chat w/ David Gottfried; Founder, USGBC & World Green Building Council

Marissa Rosen
| Wednesday April 2nd, 2014 | 2 Comments

David-GottfriedEvery Wednesday, TriplePundit takes 30 minutes or so to chat with an interesting leader in the sustainable business movement. These chats are broadcast on our Google+ channel and embedded via YouTube right here on 3p.

David Gottfried is a catalyst for transformation. His work has impacted the global building industry more than almost any other, having founded both the U.S. Green Building Council and World Green Building Council, with GBCs in 100 countries.

Today, TriplePundit’s Founder and Publisher, Nick Aster, interviewed David Gottfried about the LEED accreditation program and the state of the global green building movement.

If you missed the conversation, you can watch it right here or on our YouTube channel.

 

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A World Water Day-Themed Google Chat w/ Michael Kobori, VP of Sustainability, Levi Strauss & Co.

Marissa Rosen
| Friday March 21st, 2014 | 2 Comments

KoboriEvery Week, TriplePundit takes 30 minutes or so to chat with an interesting leader in the sustainable business movement. These chats are broadcast on our Google+ channel and embedded via YouTube right here on 3p.

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On Friday, March 21st at Noon Pacific / 3:00pm EST, TriplePundit’s Founder and Publisher, Nick Aster, spoke with Michael Kobori, Vice President of Sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co. 

This special chat coincided with the week of World Water Day, and the overarching theme focused on the role of resource conservation in sustainable fashion. Michael provided an overview of Levi Strauss & Co.’s lifecycle assessment strategy (including why the jean manufacturer is focusing on water), product innovations like Water<Less, the company’s involvement with Better Cotton, how LS&Co. is changing processes (including recycled water efforts in the finishing process), and the importance of changing consumer habits.

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3p Google Chat with Ford Motor Co., DTE Energy Company & GE Ecomagination

Marissa Rosen
| Thursday March 20th, 2014 | 3 Comments

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Please join us for  special edition of our Weekly Google Chats on March 20th. These chats are broadcast on our Google+ channel and embedded via YouTube right here on 3p.

On Thursday, March 20th at Noon PST (3pm EST), TriplePundit’s Founder and Publisher, Nick Aster, spoke with Mike Tinskey, Ford Motor Company’s Global Director Electrification and Infrastructure; Haukur (Hawk) Asgeirsson, Manager of Power Systems Technologies at DTE Energy Company; and Deb Frodl, Global Executive Director of General Electric’s Ecomagination.

Developing reliable and sustainable energy sources has emerged as one of the great global challenges of our time. From the power necessary to run our homes to new innovations in the generation of renewables, business leaders across the globe are creating approaches that are reshaping the way we source and use energy. Businesses and vehicles are beginning to use smart technology to become more efficient, and the next generation of Ford’s electrified plug-in vehicles may not even require a plug at all.

Nick talked with Mike, Hawk, and Deb about auto manufacturers’ new product development strategies,  the increased deployment of charging stations, and the role of partnerships in advancing the industry.

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Recap: Live Chat with Dr. Neil Hawkins, VP of Global EH&S and Sustainability at Dow Chemical Co.

Marissa Rosen
| Wednesday March 12th, 2014 | 3 Comments

Dr. Neil HawkinsEvery Week, TriplePundit takes 30 minutes or so to chat with an interesting leader in the sustainable business movement. These chats are broadcast on our Google+ channel and embedded via YouTube right here on 3p.

On Wednesday, March 12 at 1 p.m. PST / 4 p.m. EST, TriplePundit’s Founder and Publisher, Nick Aster, spoke with Dr. Neil Hawkins about sustainability at The Dow Chemical Co.

What are ecosystem services? Ever thought about putting a price on nature? We learned about Dow’s work with the Natural Capital Hub, a project recently launched by The Nature Conservancy and Corporate EcoForum promoting natural capital, as well as some of the ways the company is working with nature to improve otherwise expensive and possibly toxic processes like water treatment.

If you missed the conversation, you can watch it right here or on our YouTube channel.

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Live Chat with Phil Bresee: Recycling Director, City of Philadelphia

Marissa Rosen
| Wednesday March 5th, 2014 | 1 Comment

pbreseeEvery Wednesday at 4pm PST / 7pm EST (and every once in a while at other times) TriplePundit will take 30 minutes or so to chat with an interesting leader in the sustainable business movement. These chats are broadcast on our Google+ channel and embedded via YouTube right here on 3p.

On March 5th, TriplePundit’s Founder Nick Aster spoke with Phil Bresee about solid waste management in the United States and in Philadelphia, the benefits of recycling, and where this industry is headed. Phil informed the audience about natural resource savings, the implicit reduction in GHG emissions, energy saved, and economic benefits for the City.

 

 

If you missed the conversation, you can watch it right here or on our YouTube channel.

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RECAP: Live Chat with Ian Hanna; Director of Strategic Development, FSC

Marissa Rosen
| Wednesday February 26th, 2014 | 2 Comments

2012 Ian head shot 3Every Wednesday at 4pm PST / 7pm EST (and every once in a while at other times) TriplePundit will take 30 minutes or so to chat with an interesting leader in the sustainable business movement. These chats are broadcast on our Google+ channel and embedded via YouTube right here on 3p.

On Wednesday, February 26th, TriplePundit’s Founder, Nick Aster, held a chat with Ian Hanna, Director of Strategic Development for the Forest Stewardship Council International.

The vision of the global non-profit is that the world’s forests meet the social, ecological, and economic rights and needs of the present generation without compromising those of future generations. FSC International’s strategy consists of five main goals:

Goal 1: Advance globally responsible forest management
Goal 2: Ensure equitable access to the benefits of FSC systems
Goal 3: Ensure integrity, credibility and transparency of the FSC system
Goal 4: Create business value for products from FSC certified forests
Goal 5: Strengthen the global network to deliver on goals 1 through 4

To meet these goals, the FSC International’s program areas such as chain of custody, social policy, ecosystem services, and monitoring and evaluation, help manage the multidimensional nature of forestry and certification.

Hanna addressed these goals and concepts, and much more, in his interview.  

The chat will be live below at 4pm Pacific:

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A chat with Jamie Gauthier, Executive Director of SBN Philadelphia

Marissa Rosen
| Wednesday February 12th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jamie Gauthier Every Wednesday at 4 p.m. PST / 7 p.m. EST (and every once in a while at other times) TriplePundit will take 30 minutes or so to chat with an interesting leader in the sustainable business movement. These chats are broadcast on our Google+ channel and embedded via YouTube right here on 3p.

On Wednesday, February 12th, TriplePundit’s Founder Nick Aster chatted with Jamie Gauthier, Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) of Greater Philadelphia.

SBN strives to support the creation of a sustainable economy where businesses are investors in the quality of life for all citizens – building profitable enterprises that serve community needs, share wealth and protect the environment. For the Greater Philadelphia region, SBN is an effective resource for locally-owned businesses that are committed to improving their environmental and social impacts as well as their profitability. The SBN is a national leader and serves as a model for other cities across the country, embracing the vision of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), the international coalition of sustainable business networks: “Within a generation, we envision a global system of human-scale, interconnected local economies that functions in harmony with local ecosystems, meets the basic needs of all people, supports just and democratic societies, and fosters joyful community life.”

If you missed the conversation, you can watch it now on our YouTube channel, or catch it here:

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Google Chat with Susan McPherson

Marissa Rosen
| Wednesday February 5th, 2014 | 0 Comments

McPherson Every Wednesday, TriplePundit founder Nick Aster will take 30 minutes or so to chat with an interesting leader in the sustainable business movement. These chats are broadcast on our Google+ channel and embedded via YouTube right here on 3p.

On Wednesday, February 5th, an audience far and wide tuned in to a live chat with Susan McPherson - a serial connector, passionate cause marketer, angel investor and corporate responsibility expert. Recently, she launched McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy focusing on the intersection between brands and social good, and continues to consult for Fenton as a strategic advisor.

If you missed the conversation you can watch it now on our YouTube stream (above).

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Recap: A Conversation on the “Sharing Economy” with Neal Gorenflo and Nicco Mele

Marissa Rosen
| Wednesday January 29th, 2014 | 0 Comments

PortraitEvery Wednesday at 4pm PST / 7pm EST (and every once in a while at other times) TriplePundit will take 45 minutes or so to chat with interesting leaders in the sustainable business movement. These chats are broadcast on our Google+ channel and embedded via YouTube right here on 3p.

The sharing economy is a movement of movements emerging from the grassroots up to solve today’s biggest challenges, which traditional institutions can’t manage alone. New and exciting solutions are changing how we produce, consume, govern, and solve social problems. In the same vein, the maker movement, collaborative consumption, the solidarity economy, open source software, open government, and social enterprise are a few of the movements showing a way forward based on sharing. At the core of this societal turnaround is both modern and infinite wisdom – “that it’s only through sharing, cooperation, and contribution to the common good that it’s possible to create lives and a world worth having”.

What do you know (or want to learn) about the “Sharing Economy?” On Wednesday, January 29th, TriplePundit’s Founder, Nick Aster, engaged in a conversation with Neal Gorenflo (Founder of Shareable) and Nicco Mele (Founder of EchoDitto). Click PLAY below to watch and learn!

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