How Businesses Can Contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals

Amid all of the noise on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), you may be wondering what they really mean for business. Will they really change anything for your organisation?

On Tuesday 29th September, following the launch of the SDGs in New York, Corporate Citizenship is hosting a webinar on the implications of the SDGs for business. Join us to find out what role the private sector can play in achieving the SDGs and how to prepare for the shift from “my world” as a company, to “world goals” shared by everyone.

Dharma Increases Lowest Staff Salaries to $70,000

Today the merchant services industry has inched closer to addressing income inequality ­– with Dharma Merchant Services taking the queue from a Northwest MSP – by increasing the salaries of all entry level full time staff to $70,000 per year, effective immediately.

Krista Donaldson to Deliver Closing Remarks at SXSW Eco

Krista Donaldson to Deliver Closing Remarks At SXSW Eco   SXSW Eco 2015 celebrates the power of design and technology to drive global change. We are pleased to announce our closing speaker, Krista Donaldson, CEO of D-Rev, an impact design firm that exemplifies this philosophy by improving the health and income of the world’s most vulnerable … Continued

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Twitter Chat: #TechTitans

Join TriplePundit and our noteworthy panelists for a special hour-long Twitter Chat at #TechTitans on Wednesday, September 9th, at Noon PST.

Modern-day Johnny Appleseeds announce ambitious program to plant orchards at 1000 California public schools

UKIAH, CA – Ten years ago a small grassroots group of nutritional justice activists from Northern California retrofitted a pair of buses to run on recycled vegetable oil and solar power and set south on a mission to plant orchards at low-income public schools throughout the Golden State. Since their humble beginnings, Common Vision has planted over 6,500 … Continued


DJSI: Making Sense of Your Score Webinar

In order to provide some guidance and advice about DJSI scores, Corporate Citizenship is hosting a DJSI webinar on Monday, September 14. This interactive webinar is open to all. Join the team for one of two sessions.


Donate to the California Drought Relief Fund

Donate to help the thousands already without water across California. The California Drought Relief Fund ensures that 100% of donations are directed to those who need it most. Click here to donate:

A Sustainable Planet Requires Global Investment

Is it our society’s time to take Earth’s long-term sustainability seriously? Science says yes, it is. In fact, it just may be time to put modern economics to work for the eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle that is so necessary for the survival of our small and fragile planet. One idea, for example, is to set up a … Continued

Help TriplePundit Explore Housing + Tech #TechTitans

Along with a booming economy and demand for high-value tech employees have come massive increases in the cost of housing. According to Zillow, the median rent price in San Francisco is $4,195, which is higher than the San Francisco Metro median of $3,000. Rental prices have risen almost 15% in a single year, while salaries have only jumped 2% in the same time period. In short, people at all economic levels are being squeezed. While tech companies hire like crazy and pressure local municipalities for permission to build office space, there is often no one fighting at the local level for increased housing.

Help TriplePundit Explore Transportation + Tech #TechTitans

Along with the influx of new residents come new pressures on public transportation and congested freeways. The San Francisco Bay Area’s physical geography (a peninsula), and a lack of historical attention to mixed-use urban planning have constrained affordable and desirable housing near centers of industry. The result is long commutes for many workers. We’ll explore how people get to work: how long does it take and how do people travel? We’ll also take a historical look at the urban planning decisions made by Silicon Valley cities. Finally, we’ll look at the private busses tech titans employ to get their employees to work. Is this a band-aid or an effective permanent solution?

Help TriplePundit Explore the Service Economy + Tech #TechTitans

While tech company head counts explode, service economy outfits like restaurants, bars supermarkets, pharmacies, dry cleaners, and coffeeshops and support services like landscaping, janitorial and housekeeping staff come online to meet the daily needs of high income employees. While these businesses offer many new jobs, they don’t pay very well. We’ll explore the lives of these low-wage workers. Where are the people who have these jobs living and how are they faring?


5 Things You Need to Know About GRI G4

The GRI’s G4 Guidelines mark a significant shift from the previous G3 Guidelines. With the principle of materiality at the heart of the reporting guidelines, companies are challenged to think hard about the links between their sustainability impacts and their business strategy and operations.