Triple Bottom Line

Understanding People, Planet & Profit for Responsible Business

The Triple Bottom Line – the core of what we cover here at TriplePundit considers the social, environmental and financial performance of an organization. At it’s core, triple bottom line thinking ties the social and environmental impact of an organization’s activities to its economic performance.

Although all of TriplePundit’s articles attempt to address the systemic thinking that underlines the triple bottom line, the articles on this page have been chosen specifically for their more direct approach to the issue.

Read on below, or learn more on TriplePundit’s front page.

Gung Ho! Pizza store in Sanlitun, Beijing

Why a Chinese Pizza Chain is Hot for Sustainability

Beijing-based retail food chain Gung Ho! Pizza (GHP) saw environmental, economic, and social benefits from improving its sustainability.

More Innovation is Needed in Sustainability Reporting: Consider ‘4-D’

Caterina Camerani, a sustainability expert at AkzoNobel, recently attended the New Metrics’15 conference in Boston, where she gave a keynote address and presented…
During Climate Week NYC 2014, thousands took to the streets to demand climate action. Now, it seems companies are standing up to take notice.

3p Weekend: 60+ Companies Going All-In on Climate

Over the past few months, we've seen dozens companies roll out bold commitments to tackle climate change. And, as the historic COP21 climate…

$6.2 Trillion is Not Enough: The Growth of Sustainable Investment

US$6.2 trillion is a wall of money. Today, trillions of dollars are being managed with 'sustainability inside,' based on self-reported, unverified, voluntary disclosures…
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Report: Collaborative Economy Has Opportunities for All Companies

A new report concludes that more than half of North Americans have “woken up to a new way a new way of getting…

It’s Time to Kill Cause Marketing

Traditional cause marketing has lost its meaning and relevance. It’s time for a new approach from purpose-driven companies that weave cause — not…

The E-Waste Stream is Growing: What Can We Do?

Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste stream. How can recyclers, retailers and governments make it easier and simpler for consumers to recycle…
A mother and her child use a protective bed net in Nigeria

Engaging Faith-Based Communities Is Key in Building International Trust

The GHR Foundation uses entrepreneurial principles to engage local faith-based communities to improve health and set the foundation for peace-building.

The Shifting Sands That Welcome the Sustainable Development Goals

The Pope’s recent invitation to social activist Naomi Klein to join his forthcoming high level environment conference is an indicator of the shifting…
Waste Management

Waste Management Helps Businesses Turn Waste into Opportunity

Waste Management sustainability services is proof that sustainability pays. Since 2003, the company has delivered more than 157 million in direct cost-savings to…

4 Ways to Make Your Sustainability Programs Downsize-Proof

McGee Young, founder and CEO of MeterHero, provides four tips that can help you sustain your sustainability programs even in the face of…

Burlington, Vermont Leads the Charge in 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Vermont's largest city has been making smart investments in renewable energy for years. Now, their hard work has finally paid off.
Office furniture, as innocuous as it seems, poses an major challenge for unsuspecting businesses. What do you do with it all when you move?

The Tremendous Economic Loss in Old Office Furniture

Millions of tons of office furniture and equipment is discarded each year, and few people are paying attention. A sustainable approach would benefit…
Keep Calm Just A Revision

Here’s What You Need to Know About Revisions to ISO 14001

ISO's environmental management standard is due for an update in September. Here are some of the expected changes.

The Business Case for Investing in Water and Hygiene

The water, sanitation and health (WASH) sector affords opportunities for companies to create business value and to generate lasting social impact at the…