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.

Gameday Hotdog

The Sports Industry: Feeding More Than Just Ticket Holders

Wasted food is a major ecological issue; in sports venues, uneaten food is finding its way to hungry people and even being turned…

G8 Report: Impact Investing Is the ‘Invisible Heart’ of Markets

Impacting investments that aim to realize social and environmental good are rising rapidly and could restore flagging faith in markets, banks and governments,…
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Collecting Discarded Plastic (and Data) For That T-Shirt

Thread, a Pittsburgh-based B Corp, is employing hundreds of people living in impoverished regions to pick up discarded plastic bottles, which they then…
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Ashoka’s Vision to Develop an International Age of Social Entrepreneurship

Ashoka has always been the world's leader in developing the idea of a social entrepreneur. It is an international non-government organization looking to…
CDFIs finance affordable housing in underserved markets.

How the Citi Foundation is Helping to Build a Marketplace for U.S. Community Investments

Senior Program Officer Kristen Scheyder describes the Citi Foundation’s efforts to increase investment in CDFIs (community development financial institutions) through a joint project…

Starting Up So We Can Stick Around

In the emerging economy, we can't trade merely on our brawn, or even on our brains. For our startups to make a difference…
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The Climate Adaptation Gap: How to Create a Climate Adaptation Plan

How do we determine strategies to prepare your most vulnerable assets? These 10 tips for corporate risk managers, business-continuity planning managers and local…
Joyce Coffee, Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index Managing Director, opens last year's ND-GAIN Annual Meeting.

Bridging the Climate Adaptation Gap: From Recognition to Action

Recent data indicate that a gap exists between corporations understanding the big-picture risks of climate change and their actions to address those risks…
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Strategic Sustainability: Five Steps to Create Abundance

If you experience discord between the importance of sustainability to your business and the seemingly haphazard efforts to implement sustainable initiatives, you are…

Alaska Air Group Sets Aggressive Sustainability Goals

Alaska Air Group, which operates Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has reduced greenhouse gases by 30.4 percent per revenue mile since the 2004…

All About Logistics: 5 Things to Think About After Forming a New Organization

We spend alot of time differentiating between exempt organizations, social enterprises, hybrids, traditional for-profits and the like. When in reality, the number of…

Redefining What It Means to Love Your Employees

These days, many organizations scale their businesses through teams of virtual employees--workers who are not physically present in the workplace. While this results…

Sustainability Jobs 101: What Do Sustainability and Porn Have in Common?

Here are four key points to help you drill down on the common skills, attitudes and values practitioners share to help you land…
Jerry Greenfield pickets outside the Pillsbury headquarters in April of 1984

Excerpt: Ice Cream Social – The Struggle for the Soul of Ben & Jerry’s

This is the first book to tell the full, inside story of the inspiring rise, tragic mistakes, devastating fall, determined recovery, and ongoing…

Happy Holidays and Minimum Wage Blues from Scrooge Inc.

A $15 per hour wage is generally seen these days as a good wage. Perhaps a family can scrape by on that, but…