Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He was instrumental in the creation of, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years as well as an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.


SXSW Eco Interview: Jessica Kowal, Boeing

Nick Aster talks to Jessica Kowal about biofuels in aviation — where we’ve come and how long it will be before biofuels are mainstream.


SXSW Eco Interview: Alejandro Rios, Masdar Institute

Nick Aster talks to Dr. Alejandro Rios of Masdar Institute about the ISEAS project — which will use salt water aquaculture to produce both food and biofuel with few of the side effects often associated with them.


SXSWeco Interview: Adam Mott, The North Face

Adam Mott is Director of Sustainability for The North Face. Last week at SXSW Eco, I had a chance to talk to him about what’s new at the company, and how they are taking sustainability deeper into the design of the company’s products.


SOCAP14 Interview: Plum Organics & Campbell’s Soup

Plum Organics, a certified B Corporation, was recently acquired by Campbell’s Soup Co. What does such an acquisition mean for B-Corps? Will the culture and transparency of B-Corps ever find their way into large, publicly traded companies? Dave Stangis of Campbell’s and Neill Gaffer of Plum Organics discuss…


SOCAP 14 Interview: Marissa Feinberg, Impact HUB NYC

Marissa Feinberg talks about Impact HUB New York, a co-working space founded on a social enterprise mission. She also talks about how the HUB is structured and how HUB New York will interact with others in the network.


SOCAP14 Interview: Scott Anderson,

Scott Anderson is managing editor of In this clip Scott talks about his experience at SOCAP14 and the state of social enterprise as well as some new developments at Nextbillion.


SOCAP14 Interview: Will Poole, Unitus Seed Fund

Will Poole is the co-founder of Unitus Seed Fund, a $20 million fund based in Bangalore and Seattle that invests in startups serving large, underserved low-income populations. In this conversation, Will discusses the state of impact investing in India, some of what has made it historically difficult and what’s being done to change that.


SOCAP14 Interview: Impact HUB Tokyo

I had a chance to get to know Shingo Potier de la Morandière, co-founder of Impact HUB Tokyo, at Socap14 last week. We talked a little about how cause-based co-working is being popularized in Japan and also about the process by which one creates a new Impact HUB.


SOCAP14 Interview: Paula Goldman, Omidyar Network

What exactly is “impact investing”? Paula Goldman is Senior Director, Knowledge & Advocacy for Omidyar Network and, according to her, it’s a type of investing that asks for both financial and societal return. In this brief conversation, Paula discusses both the history of impact investing and how governments can enact policies to encourage it.


SOCAP14 Interview: Thaddeus Owen, Herman Miller

In this video, Herman Miller’s chief engineer on the sustainability team, Thaddeus Owen talks about what sustainability means at the company. Specifically he discusses the concept of radical transparency across the company’s supply chain as well as with regards to the chemicals and other ingredients that go into Herman Miller’s products.