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.

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…

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…

HP’s Chris Librie Explains Living Progress for 2015

HP has a solid commitment to the triple bottom line. Chris Librie outlines a few examples of the company's integrated approach to sustainability.

Why Sacred Places Should Matter, Even to Business Folks

The PR-push to proclaim national parks as “America’s Best Idea” missed an important historic fact: Sacred places are the oldest protected areas on…

Collaborative Conservation: Taking the Lead on Climate Resilience

As we confront the fact that we’ve long since surpassed greenhouse gas concentrations that will irrevocably change the climate, we have to ask:…

Reinventing Industries to Bring Green Jobs to the Rural South

Many rural southern communities were hit hard by the economic downtown. In seeking to rebuild, instead of returning to traditional manufacturing, these three…

Is the Public Etsy Still Part of the Sharing Economy?

Etsy's IPO took Wall Street by storm last week. The conversation was peppered with questions about whether or not a company that claims…

Fracking Pragmatism: Voluntary Standards for Shale Development

The polarized debate over fracking is getting us nowhere. Voluntary standards for responsible practices offer a new, productive middle ground.

Walmart and Feeding America Partner to End Hunger Through Service and Selfies

Now in its second year, the Fight Hunger Spark Change campaign seeks to donate up to $3 million to Feeding America and secure…

Women and the Future of Investing

Women are the largest emerging market in the world – twice as big as India and China combined – with over $5 trillion…

April Means Earth Day and Twitter Chat Month at 3p

As part of TriplePundit’s observance of Earth Month, we’re sharing five unique corporate Twitter Chats with you. Don't miss the conversations and fun!

Etsy Takes Its Social Mission to Wall Street

The Internet is buzzing with speculation as Etsy prepares for its initial public offering. It is only the second certified B Corp to…

Will Corporate Social Responsibility Adapt or Die?

Is CSR doomed? Yes. But if innovation is what steps into its shoes, we shouldn't be grieving.

Introduction to the Galapagos: A Triple Bottom Line Perspective

Looking at the Galapagos from a triple bottom line point of view made the whole experience even more complex and interesting. Over the…