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Business Predators & Prey 

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The Unsustainability of Neverending Workplace Marathons

Too many hot new companies depend on employees to live for the ever-approaching IPO despite crazy working conditions. How can these companies survive…

Is Guilt a Sustainable Way to Pry Open Pockets?

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The Culture Shift of 2011, and What It Means for Business (Part 2 of 2)

3p is proud to partner with the Presidio Graduate School’s Managerial Marketing course on a blogging series about “sustainable marketing.” This post is…

Was Occupy Wall Street a Tipping Point? What Does it Mean for Your Business in 2012?

3p is proud to partner with the Presidio Graduate School’s Managerial Marketing course on a blogging series about “sustainable marketing.” This post is…

CSR: Still a Question of Balance and Value

A recent article in the McKinsey Quarterly on the drivers behind corporate responsibility says that few companies are clear on how investing in…

The Common Good Enterprise – A New Term for an Emerging Sector

By Jim Epstein and Alicia Epstein Korten As an investment advisor, I (Jim) am often asked to sit on nonprofit boards. I have…
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WEconomy: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

Have you ever shared a car ride, lent someone a book, made a mix tape, or traded clothing? Then you’re part of the…
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Is it Time to Foreclose on Your Bank?

A look back at the role of corporate banks during the financial crisis of 2008 and a look at other options such as…
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Woolworths: Progress on Ethical, Sustainable Sourcing

Woolworths Limited, Australia’s largest retailer, (once upon a time an American icon too) reports that it is making “continued progress” in reducing emissions…
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Yves Béhar’s 7 Principles of Holistic Product Design

At the 2011 Opportunity Green Conference, Yves Béhar, founder of fuseproject, presented his seven principles of holistic design. This post examines these principles…

Shaw’s Supermarkets Launches Sustainable Seafood Program

Last month, Shaw’s Supermarkets, owned by SUPERVALU, launched a sustainable seafood program in partnership with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Gulf…
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Your Marketing Career: Making It Socially Responsible

A career panel at the 2011 Net Impact Conference featured experts from the marketing and branding industries. The panelists spoke about their career…
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Mountain Riders Alliance: Skiers Founding a Movement through Social Media

How the power of social media has been leveraged to found a movement that is seeking to revolutionize the ski industry. The buzz…
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Building Sustainable Businesses in Africa

Industrialization in Africa must start from the bottom up, by building sustainable businesses run by locals that don't rely on outside charity or…