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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

(VIDEO) Adam Green On Boats That Build Kids

This article originally appeared on Dowser.org. Dowser Audio Slideshow: Adam Green, Rocking the Boat from Dowser on Vimeo. Adam Green believes in teaching 21st century job and life skills through old fashioned wooden boat building.

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Crowd Funding: A New Way to Finance Your Startup

Amidst the chaos of a global financial meltdown, it can be easy to overlook certain aspects of banking that are less urgent. VC funding seems to have flown under the radar as of late, however, it makes a big difference for entrepreneurs who are looking for funding to jumpstart their new businesses. Sadly, it’s now … Continued

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Samasource and the Business of Alleviating Poverty

We’ve covered the inspiring work of Samasource before. But we felt we’d be remiss for wrapping up our series on the social side of sustainability without including another look at this innovative effort.  Though it is a non-profit, Samasource works as a bridge between profit-based, socially-responsible companies, and marginalized people in countries such as Africa and throughout … Continued

Creating Unlimited Opportunities in India

Since opening its economy in the early 1990s, India has shown incredible promise, demonstrating rapid growth and entrepreneurial spirit.  But festering social issues still remain for many of its citizens, including poverty and a lack of opportunities and resources.  Many NGOs are devoted to improving the lives of many Indians, and India’s government has recently … Continued

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Reinventing Growth: Locally-Focused Businesses Scaling Deep, Not Wide

By Vale Jokisch at BALLE conference 2010 Many folks in the local economy movement believe that small businesses can compete effectively.  But what happens when a community-based business wants or feels the pressure to grow?  Is it possible for a small, local business to grow without compromising its commitment to sustainability, people, and community?  Are … Continued

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Microfinance in America…Is The Paradigm Changing?

By Bryan Stubbs While not perfect, microfinance and Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) have been shown to be an effective tool in aiding mircoenterprises throughout third world communities. The positive impact they have on alleviating poverty and empowering entrepreneurs have been well publicized (Grameen Bank or BRAC). And while challenges remain (high interest rates/impact of the entrance … Continued

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Can Small, Local Businesses Compete in a Globalized Market?

By Vale Jokisch at BALLE conference 2010 According to Michael Shuman, author of The Small-Mart Revolution, the answer to that question is a resounding yes.  Despite the growing presence of big box chain stores in the US and abroad, Shuman has witnessed a growing number of small businesses using entrepreneurial strategies to gain a competitive … Continued

Job and Wealth Creation at the Grassroots Level – A Working Model In Cleveland

By Vale Jokisch at BALLE conference 2010 It’s hard to turn on the news these days without hearing an update on jobs and unemployment.  The federal government has invested millions in new projects to help create jobs across the US.  For the city of Cleveland, waiting for federal assistance just isn’t enough.  That is where … Continued