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3p Weekend: 10 Food Companies Going Fair Trade

Since October is Fair Trade Month, this week we tip our hats to major food and grocery companies making a shift to ethical sourcing. Did your favorite brand make the list?

Seventh Generation Settles Class-Action Lawsuit Over ‘Natural’ Claims

After two years of litigation, Seventh Generation agreed to pay a $4.5 million settlement over allegations that it deceptively marketed, labeled, and promoted its cleaning and personal car products as “natural.”

SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Innovation: The Patience to Get it Right

Solving Wicked Problems Poses New Challenges in Today’s Funding Environment

Government spending on R&D as a percentage GDP peaked at 2.9 percent in 1964, and corporate R&D funding now represents 65 percent of all expenditures. Depending on who you ask, this is either a good thing or the end of the pursuit of knowledge as we know it.

Wikileaks Gets Unabashedly Political

For many critics, the once heralded site for sharing information has become a political platform for its embattled founder and his vendetta against the U.S. Democratic Party. It’s bad news for anyone who values democracy.

Fukushima Radiation in the Pacific (Revisited)

While the level of concern suggested in my prior piece was overstated, I maintain that the situation at Fukushima is far from resolved and that is remains a serious concern, particularly in Japan.

Summer Olympics Can’t Compete in a Warming World

Scientists speculate that if climate change continues on its current trajectory, there won’t be a future for the Summer Olympics, due to the decreasing number of “safe cities” to hold the games.

Why Science-Based Targets Are Necessary For Meeting Paris Climate Agreement Goals

While the commitments made at COP21 were laudable, collectively, the proposed GHG reductions won’t achieve the Paris agreement’s goal of holding global mean temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels. Instead, we are on track to see an increase of almost 4 degrees C by 2100.

The Triple Bottom Line

At it's core, triple bottom line thinking ties the social and environmental impact of an organization’s activities to its economic performance.

Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a longstanding concept in business management. The theory is that when employees are engaged in the company's activities, they'll work harder and stay longer, which will reduce costs. Here we explore some popular ways to keep employees engaged.

Sustainability Reporting

Here we explore the many ways companies are reporting on their sustainability, from traditional GRI-indexed sustainability reports to visually dynamic websites that update in real time.

From Farm to Factory: A 3 Part Series on Social Impacts in Apparel

In this 3-part series is underwritten by C&A Foundation, we explore how cotton, supply chain transparency and bonded labor shape the apparel supply chain and influence the clothes on our backs.

From the Podium


5 Job Opportunities For Anyone That Loves Numbers

If you’re one of those unusual people who actually paid attention in 8th grade when your teacher explained his intuition about computing numbers…

New Education Offerings for the Transition to the Low-Carbon Grid

The University of San Francisco will be offering a Master of Science in Energy Systems Management starting fall 2017.

REV® Launches New Business Sustainability Workshops in California

The workshop will be especially useful for senior business leaders seeking to build momentum; generate more energy, resource, and waste savings initiatives; and…

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Net Impact 2016

The 2016 Net Impact Conference is the premier gathering of students and professionals who are committed to making a lasting social and environmental…
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The Companies Vs Climate Change Conference – With Discount Code

CvCC is dedicated to providing a forum for business leaders to connect around climate change solutions in an arena for companies to collaborate…
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Upcoming 3p Events


Twitter Chat: #Women4Cocoa – Empowering Women in Cocoa Communities

Join Mondelēz International, CARE International, Oxfam, and TriplePundit for a discussion on the importance of strengthening women’s empowerment in the cocoa sector.
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