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3p Weekend: 10 Companies That Are Rethinking Food Waste

Food waste is a staggering global problem: Roughly a third of the food produced for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tons — is lost or wasted. But a select few companies are taking innovative approaches to cut those figures down to size. From small startups to major multinationals, this week we tip our hats to 10 companies that are rethinking food waste.

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Rana Plaza Two Years Later: Fast Fashion, Fast Destruction

On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza factory building collapsed in the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. That day at 8:57 a.m. local time, 1,134 people died and over 2,500 were injured in the name of fast fashion. Two years later, has anything changed?

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Report Charts Rise in Global EV Market, But U.S. Shows Troublesome Signs

A new electric vehicle market report from Frost & Sullivan charts the rise in global EV sales, but signs of sluggishness appear in the U.S. market: Due to falling gas prices, American car buyers are “trading in hybrid and electric cars for SUVs at a higher rate than ever before.”

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Social Media Campaign Calls for Fashion Supply Chain Transparency

In support of Fashion Revolution Day, people around the world are taking to social media today, snapping selfies, tagging brands and asking them “#whomademyclothes. The campaign marks the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, and seeks to use the tragedy “to shed light and bring some transparency to what has become a really hidden and secretive industry.”

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Is the Public Etsy Still Part of the Sharing Economy?

Etsy’s IPO took Wall Street by storm last week. The conversation was peppered with questions about whether or not a company that claims to be “a mindful, transparent and humane business” could succeed on Wall Street, a space where these adjectives are rarely used. Yet, this is not the question I’ll ask today. Instead, I’ll focus on is whether or not Etsy, the person-to-person online marketplace for all things handmade, is still part of the sharing economy.

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Grave Threats Face World’s Seventh Largest Economy

The economic value of the world’s oceans “rivals that of the world’s largest economies,” researchers from the World Wildlife Fund, Australia’s Global Change Institute and the Boston Consulting Group wrote in a report issued on Thursday. The ocean would rank seventh on a ranking of the world’s top 10 economies, yielding $2.5 trillion worth of goods and services annually. Unfortunately, ocean resources “are eroding rapidly,” according to the report.

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Twitter Chat RECAP: Kimberly-Clark & World Wildlife Fund, #RespFibers

Today, Kimberly-Clark, World Wildlife Fund and TriplePundit came together for a special Twitter Chat about responsible fiber sourcing procedures – at #RespFibers. Here’s the Storify and recap.

Corporate Social Responsibility A Core TriplePundit Topic

Corporate Social Responsibility is an umbrella term for the work that an organization does to improve its communities and lighten its environmental footprint.

What is the Social Responsibility of Business?

Ever since Milton Friedman famously proclaimed “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits” (NYTimes 1970), pundits have pondered whether his purist interpretation was really the only way.

New Economics

Here we discuss 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.

GRI Certified Sustainability Reporting Courses

In partnership with ISOS CSR, enroll in one of our GRI courses now- it’s the quickest way to get up to speed on G4, the latest edition of the GRI guidelines!

From the Podium

24
Apr

Twitter Chat with Anheuser-Busch InBev on 4/30 at #ABInBevBetterWorld

Join TriplePundit and Anheuser-Busch InBev on April 30 at #ABInBevBetterWorld for a special Twitter chat about AB InBev’s Global Citizenship Report and the…
21
Apr

Show Us Your Green– Just in time for Earth Day!

Want to make an impact this Earth Day but don’t have time to plant a tree? Plant your eco-seed funding on-line with three…
19
Apr

Earth Day & A Huge Missed Opportunity

Official Earth Day t-shirts without sustainable materials or manufacturing? A huge missed opportunity we should address next year.

Where we're going

14
May

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

Taking place in New York City on 14-16th May, the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will showcase major developments in green ingredients, distribution, social and…
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18
May

Responsible Business Summit 2015

Europe’s most prominent meeting place to find out where business leaders and innovators are headed around their sustainability and CSR strategy.
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20
May

Global Sustainability Standards Conference

Only 350 tickets are available for this exclusive gathering of the world’s most influential sustainability standards, along with business, government and civil society.…
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27
May

Sustainatopia (with discount code)

One of the leading events in the world for social, financial and environmental sustainability & impact. 20% reader discount with code "Pundit20"
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01
Jun

Sustainable Brands 2015

The demand for brands to deliver purpose is soaring. Get a 20% discount with the code "NW3pSB15sd"
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Upcoming 3p Events

28
Apr

Twitter Chat: Meet Yum! Brands; 4/28 at #3pYumChat

Join Yum! Brands and TriplePundit for a special Twitter Chat about its environmental commitments on 4/28 at #3pYumChat.
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30
Apr

Twitter Chat: Anheuser-Busch InBev; 4/30 #ABInBevBetterWorld

Join TriplePundit and Anheuser-Busch InBev on 4/30 at #ABInBevCitizenship for a special Twitter chat about its Global Citizenship efforts and progress.
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