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The Quick & Dirty: Kicking the Puppy

Companies keep talking about how they kick puppies (think: burning coal or selling cigarettes) and then expect us to love them for it, says 3p columnist Henk Campher.

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Zero-Deforestation Commitments: What Do They Mean?

In a new report, the nonprofit organization Forests Trends analyzed more than 500 publicly-available corporate deforestation commitments. The ultimate question: Do these commitments make a difference?

Energy access leaders called for a "Mars Shot" to end energy poverty. In the process, they hope to create a "unicorn" riding a "black swan"

Will Ending Energy Poverty Produce a Unicorn?

More than a billion people worldwide need electricity. Will a new breed of decentralized renewable energy company provide it, and create the next billion-dollar startup in the process?

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Long-Term Solutions for the World’s Poorest Economy

A former boat-builder from Malawi decided to start a nonprofit to address the root cause of his country’s struggles. 3p’s Travis Noland met with Joseph Makwakwa in his fishing village on Lake Malawi to learn more.

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Why So Many M&A Deals End in Failure

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has become a bit of a buzzphrase of late. Lured by the benefits of a hot market and huge amount of cash paid by buyers, many entrepreneurs want to jump on the bandwagon to sell their companies. But the deals often end in failure. Here’s why.

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Corporate Offset Purchase Programs: A Primer

Companies all over the world are now using carbon offsets to meet at least a portion of their greenhouse gas reduction goals. There are many reasons these corporate entities decide to engage in the carbon offset market—with some going so far as to commit to climate neutrality or being 100 percent renewable—but for those unfamiliar with the workings of environmental markets, a basic primer may prove useful in understanding the appeal of purchasing offsets, Elizabeth Hardee of the Climate Trust.

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New Partnerships in Forest Ownership

There is real opportunity for conservation finance practitioners to partner with organizations seeking to establish community forests. These two groups share a similar vision about the benefits locally-owned and managed forests provide to their communities — it’s time to work together.