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Women-owned nonprofit Untapped Shores provides an opportunity for travelers to make a difference by carrying and delivering a life-saving business-in-a-box to a woman or a family in need.

What’s Behind the Boom in Women Entrepreneurs?

In the past 15 years, the number of women-owned businesses grew by 54 percent. There are now 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States. Together they employ more people than McDonald’s, IBM and Wal-Mart combined, and their revenue of $1.3 trillion exceeds the market capitalization of Apple, Microsoft, GE, Google and Sony. What is behind this trend? How have women managed to achieve this in business, which has traditionally been a man’s world? Is this something that women are inherently better at, or is it simply part of a larger trend?

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Majority of BP Shareholders Vote For Climate Change Resolution

An overwhelming majority (98 percent) of shareholders voted for a resolution on climate change at a BP annual general meeting held on April 16. The resolution requires increased annual reporting on climate change risks. But is the resolution’s passing really something to cheer?

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‘Organic Ready’ Corn: The Fight to Stop GMO Cross-Pollination

Frank Kutka, the maker of Organic Ready, is out to save organic corn. Oddly enough, he is doing it by an old-fashioned, home-grown method that has been around for at least a couple of centuries: meticulous genetic breeding that takes advantage of Mother Nature’s best traits of self-preservation and doesn’t artificially modify the plant’s genes. Can he succeed? Farmers in Argentina, Poland, Chile and a growing list of U.S. states think so.

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Solar is Getting Weird

The California solar homeowners I work with are acting pretty “weird” compared to the rest of America. This summer when the rest of America will keep their thermostats set at higher-than-desired levels to avoid the dreaded high monthly electric bill, the solar customers I know will be running their homes at a pleasant 72 degrees with no fear of receiving a huge electric utility bill.

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Why Gender Matters to Investors

Despite the powerful business case for women’s advancement, gender inequality stubbornly persists. Today only 12 percent of board seats and 11 percent of senior management positions globally are held by women. Joseph F. Keefe, president and CEO of Pax World Funds, and Sallie L. Krawcheck, chair of Pax Ellevate Management, explain why gender diversity should really matter to investors.

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Career Reentry Programs Offer Solid Chances for Returnees

Career reentry programs offer solid chances to return to the workforce after having been absent for two or even 20 years. This growing trend brings diversity into the workplace by supporting former stay-at-home-moms and others who have left the workforce but are looking to return.

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Twitter Chat RECAP: #LivingProgress w/ HP’s Chief Progress Officer

To celebrate Earth Day, HP’s Chief Progress Officer Gabi Zedlmayer joined TriplePundit for a special Twitter Chat on HP Living Progress at #LivingProgress.

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.

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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

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.
17
Apr

Upcoming Plasticity Forum to Explore Positive Solutions to the Global Plastic Waste Problem

June Event to Bring Together Leaders of Industry to Explore Innovative, Scalable Solutions for Plastic
14
Apr

Twitter Chat: Meet the Sustainability Experts at Yum! Brands – #3pYumChat

Join @TriplePundit & @YumBrands to discuss its commitment to global environmental sustainability - at #3pYumChat on 4/28 at 9am PST / Noon EST.

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

23
Apr

Stories & Beer: Creative Disruption for the MBA

If we were to reconceive the MBA degree curriculum in 2015 with a clean sheet of paper, what elements might we consider?
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24
Apr

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

Join Kimberly-Clark, World Wildlife Fund, and TriplePundit for a special Twitter Chat about responsible fiber sourcing procedures on 4/24 at #RespFibers.
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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 #ABInBevCitizenship

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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