This category is about the relation between business economies and sustainability and CSR. Company economies have great impact on how much effort they put into their CSR strategy and incorporating green strategies can have an effect on company growth. Topics include: Conscious Capitalism, Social Enterprise, B-Corps, Circular Economy, Sharing Economy

Could Donald Trump Deliver a Universal Basic Income?

A universal basic income could be a relatively easy way for Donald Trump to to help the middle class recoup financial losses from the 2008 economic downturn, a key campaign promise. But would he really do it?

Why Uber and Airbnb Are Struggling in Tokyo

The challenges these gig economy giants face in Tokyo may spell bad news for the future of “disruption” at the expense of workers’ rights and regulations.

San Diego and Tijuana Share Uncertainty About Border Crackdown

Though separated by a border, San Diego and Tijuana function almost as sister cities. Residents cross regularly to work, shop, and visit with friends and family. What do the recent executive orders issued by U.S. President Donald Trump mean to these two cities? How will building a border wall, increasing enforcement at the border and deporting more undocumented individuals impact the region? 3p’s Carl Nettleton speaks with business leaders on both sides of the border to find out.

Japan’s Present is America’s Future

Japan faces numerous economic challenges — many of which foreshadow America’s own future. 3p’s Nithin Coca reports from Japan.

Will Our Political Divide Cause A Recession?

To say America is politically divided would be an understatement. But could our political climate threaten the American economy? 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth takes a closer look.

Deutsche Bank Says It Will Stop Funding New Coal Projects

As of this week, Deutsche Bank will no longer offer new financing for coal mining or coal-fired power plant projects. The move comes at a time when big banks are under increasing pressure to divest from fossil fuels, particularly controversial projects such as the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

Investors Put Over $8B Into Conservation: Can It Continue in the Trump Era?

A new report found $8.2 billion invested in conservation over the last decade. The bulk of this finance came from the last two years, but will momentum continue? For some environmental markets, government policy is critical. But many investors see deal supply and scalability as a more pressing barrier to growth.

Rebuilding Rural Communities As Traditional Industries Decline

Last year, quarterly coal production in the U.S. was at its lowest since 1981. The loss of this industry — which has been a way of life for many in places like Appalachia, Wyoming and Montana — has left residents in coal-producing regions without jobs or a clear sense of their future. How can we move forward?

3p Weekend: Designing for the Circular Economy

These four concepts — from the innovative to the simplistic — prove what’s possible when today’s best and brightest apply circular-economic thinking to everyday product design.

Unilever Wants To Keep Plastic Packaging Out Of Landfills

Something big happened in the consumer packed goods industry over the weekend, though few may have noticed. 3p’s Gina-Marie Cheeseman analyzes Unilever’s decision to make all of its plastic packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.