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The Hot Eco-Fashionista Five Principals of Good Design

Summer Rayne Oakes, the woman named “Hottest Eco Model, OK Only Eco Model” by Grist in 2006 is nothing if not conversation worthy. Which is why, when she walked onto the stage at Sustainable Brands 2010 , I opened my email. However, I quickly closed it and started taking notes when I realized that the 5’11 … Continued

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Lawsuits Start to Surface From Unclear Green Labeling

My conscious weighs on me as I stare at the selection of colorful shampoos in aisle five of Whole Foods.  Should I pay the extra $1.49 for the one made from organic lavender or save some cash and opt for the one containing the ever-so healthy sodium lauryl sulfite?  According to a recent Wall Street … Continued

Vote Here: Where in Africa Would You Invest?

By David Abraham Two people are sent by their company to a poor and dusty country.  When they return, they report separately to the same supervisor.  “Well, what did you find?” asks the manager of his first employee.  “Sir, the people there don’t even have shoes.  The place is just too poor for us to bother … Continued

Insurance Rates up 50% for Oil Companies – Thanks BP!

The oil spill is Bad News with a capital “B” for enviros, even those of us who lean toward the critically optimistic approach to environmentalism. With oil still leaking in the Gulf after nearly two months, the increasingly cumbersome remediation strategies coupled with increasingly  ridiculous names (I’ve got my money on Death Squad Burst as … Continued

The Semantic Web Comes to Social Change

Imagine if when you searched for “oil spill,” you got not only the most relevant links, but also the most relevant videos as well as ways that you can help through online action.  Now imagine that for each video you watched about the oil spill, you were served up more highly relevant media absent the … Continued

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Tesla and Toyota: A Match Made on Wall Street?

Tesla’s new partnership with Toyota comes at a trying time in the history of both companies. The recent announcement initially seemed to be good news for these two leaders in the burgeoning green car market. But Tesla’s amended S-1 filing released May 27 indicates that perhaps the deal isn’t as rosy as it first appeared–at … Continued

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The Clarity Project Aims to Sell Diamonds to Improve the Lives of Miners

Triple Pundit is excited to be a media partner for this year’s Sustainable Brands conference in Monterey, CA on June 7-10. This post is part of a showcase for SB10’s Innovation Open – an early stage business competition that brings 11 exciting new ideas to the stage. Be sure to drop by the competition on … Continued

Clean Energy a Force for Economic Recovery

The clean-tech sector’s three major bellwethers – biofuels, wind and solar – will power a huge growth curve in clean energy revenue, jobs and capital investment over the next decade, according to a new report from Clean Edge Inc. “Clean Energy Trends 2010” projects that those benchmark technologies, which totaled $124.8 billion in 2008 and … Continued

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Accounting for the Next Debt Crisis

It wasn’t so long ago that the Enron scandal emerged and “cooking the books” became a common expression.  Some corporations did almost anything to beat their competitors and as big banks were caught being leveraged more than 30 to 1, we witnessed another failed regulatory accounting method which has led to the current debt crisis.  … Continued

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ZippGo Proposes to Move Your Things Without Waste

Triple Pundit is excited to be a media partner for this year’s Sustainable Brands conference in Monterey, CA on June 7-10. This post is part of a showcase for SB10’s Innovation Open – an early stage business competition that brings 11 exciting new ideas to the stage. Be sure to drop by the competition on … Continued

Why Reuters’ Acquisition of Point Carbon Is a Smart Move

Major media company Thomson Reuters is acquiring Point Carbon, a Norwegian media company that provides analysis, news and content for the energy and environmental markets. It’s a smart move. Thomson Reuters, after all, is the amalgam of Reuters and the Thomson Corporations, an information company that supplied textbooks and other academic materials that acquired the … Continued

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Exxon Shareholders Call for Risk Disclosure on Canadian Oil Sands

Given the current horrifying disaster in the Gulf, it is quickly becoming fashionable to highlight alternative means of extracting oil. As we all know and as President Obama once pointed out “you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.” The same holds true in the oil extraction business as various methods … Continued

Tremont Electric nPower Aims to Charge Small Devices Kinetically

Triple Pundit is excited to be a media partner for this year’s Sustainable Brands conference in Monterey, CA on June 7-10. This post is part of a showcase for SB10’s Innovation Open – an early stage business competition that brings 11 exciting new ideas to the stage. Be sure to drop by the competition on … Continued

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Hip Investor: How To Invest Without Compromising Your Values

Investment adviser and author R. Paul Herman holds a rare belief: that investments can do good and make money at the same time.  And he seems to be proving it.  Gone are the days when we were forced to choose between our values or high returns.  I’ve been eagerly following HIP Investor and its CEO … Continued

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How to Engage Private Providers to Deliver Care to Rural Poor

By Gopi Gopalakrishnan & Karen Pak Oppenheimer, World Health Partners Access to services has always been recognized as one of the chief determinants of health status.  In less developed countries, access is weak particularly for rural communities since formally qualified providers are often unavailable and the weak infrastructure makes availability of products, transportation or information inadequate.  … Continued