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Bank of America: Environmental Philanthropist?

One good way for a bank to deflect and make people forget its role in the sub-prime financial fiasco that rocked the economy is to focus on its climate change and sustainability efforts and that’s what Bank of America Merrill Lynch is doing. BoA’s “Environmental Progress Report” last week revealed the good things it is … Continued

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Message to BP CEO: Turn Over a New Leaf

BP CEO Tony Hayward will be stepping down from his post soon after a dismal handling of this summer’s Gulf Oil Spill. But is he willing to take on the role of electric car advocate? A new campaign called HelloElectric.org intends to get Hayward behind the wheel of a smooth, green machine to win him … Continued

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WhipCar Matches Car Owners with Renters

WhipCar pairs “sensible drivers with spare car time.” The cost is free for car owners, and the grunt work is done by WhipCar, which checks with the drivers’ license registry to assure the owner that his or car won’t end up across the Channel. Owners receive email and text notifications about the blokes who want to borrow their cars, and can proceed or decline as they wish.

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Palindrome Apparel Gives Back 20% of Revenues to Non-Profits

Palindrome Apparel, founded by Jared Shahid and James Reilly, will donate 20% of all retail revenue to non profit organizations. The company is not the first to donate a portion of its profits to charities or NGOs. But where Palindrome sets itself apart from other apparel firms is its “one palindrome : one cause” model, which partners a non-profit with a corresponded designer t-shirt.

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Nowhere But Up: Delancey Street Foundation Fosters Human Sustainability

Here at Triple Pundit, we talk a lot about the importance of sustainability. Through our articles we strive to highlight the importance of the triple bottom line. One of the three pillars of sustainability is people, typically covered in terms of how the actions of corporate America impact the human element. This story about the … Continued

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Vote for the Green Business of the Year

It’s that time again!  Green America’s annual popular vote to elect this year’s most inspiring green business.  What defines green business is subject of some debate, but Green America’s criteria and pioneering work in the field have helped set the standard for triple bottom line metrics.  One of last year’s winners, Dharma Merchant Services, for … Continued

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Brooklyn Brew Shop Shows How to Mainstream DIY Food Production

Brooklyn Brew Shop is an intriguing sign of our times: They offer urban oriented home beer brewing kits, and rather than focus on the craft, DIY, beer snob appeal, they offer economy, ease, and good taste in possibly the best written ad copy I’ve seen all year: Making beer is not difficult. It requires little … Continued

A Mission to Change Capital Markets: Mission Markets

Have you ever wanted to invest in a company that focuses on the triple bottom line of people, planet and profits?  Or are you a triple bottom line based company that seeks capital?   It is difficult to find a marketplace where sustainability minded investors and businesses can meet.  This is about to get easier. Looking … Continued

Five Clean Tech Entrepreneurs Compete for €500,000 Prize

Finding seed money is a difficult task for clean tech innovators, but persistence, a water-tight business plan, and a scalable product can lead to opportunities for the right technology.  One lucrative competition is occurring in Amsterdam, where five entrepreneurs have an opportunity to gain 500,000 euros (US$635,000). This week, the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, sponsored … Continued

Unity of Effort: Crowdsourcing is the New American Way

On my way into work this morning, I was listening to an NPR interview with Retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen. He was speaking with NPR’s Steve Inskeep about the lessons he’s taken from overseeing the government’s response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Allen was also involved in Hurricane’s Katrina and … Continued

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Myoo Create Wants To Teach The World To Scheme

By Carla Rover That’s scheme in the British sense- as in the planning and execution of a collaborative project. Incubated by UK-based Adventure Ecology, Myoo Create, currently in beta, is a collaborative social media company which has partnered with Levi’s to run a series of challenges for budding eco-entrepreneurs. (Triple Pundit also collaborated with Myoo and Social … Continued

Expanding the Market for Clean Energy in Rural India

By Santosh Singh SBA Hydro is just one of the many companies starting to bring clean energy to India’s rural poor. This post is the first of a series by WRI and CDF-IFMR on the market for clean energy for the base of the pyramid in India. Just over a year ago, I was sipping … Continued

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Women in Green: Finance Leaders Talk Capital

Three women at the Pasadena Women in Green Forum who represented firms behind the various stages of funding spoke last Wednesday afternoon. They stressed the opportunities and challenges that come with outside funding, as well as growth industries for the next several years.