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.

Collaborative User Manual

A Budding Model of a Truly Sustainable Community

Three ways to take transformational action to balance the needs of people, planet and profit.
New Library Going for CHPS, Dougherty + Dougherty Architects

Which Acronym is Your School Bond Money Purchasing?

Schools and the communities surrounding them are often cheerleaders for “green” building certifications, but few people know what these programs include, or why…

Black Friday Today, Personal Sustainability Tomorrow

Looking for an alternative? Explore the sharing economy By Adam Werbach and Andy Ruben Today we’re launching yerdle, a purpose-driven company with the…

Suppressed Report Finds Taxes for the Rich Will Not Stifle Growth

The report finds several periods of strong economic growth alongside increased taxation.
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Social Entrepreneurs: Stop Pitching and Start Executing

Winning contests and prizes without ever impacting one life is not a viable business model. To create the permanent changes we desire, social…
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When David and Goliath Work Together: Scaling Up Through Business Partnerships

Two high-profile partnerships – Honest Tea and Coca-Cola, Recyclebank and Waste Management – show that partnering big can help companies take their social…
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GE Launches CSR Portal With Focus on People, Planet and Economy

Now GE is even more forthcoming with its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and strategy with the launch of its GE Citizenship site.
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Experts Call for Triple Bottom Line Approach to National Energy Policy

The survey of 884 US energy professionals by Sandia National Labs and indicates a clear preference for a national energy policy that…
The first FSC certified bats debut at
2012 Green Sports Alliance Summit

How the Sports Industry Is Greening Stadiums and Taking Names

Last week, the second annual Green Sports Alliance Summit wrapped up in Seattle. Here's what they decided between bouts of pick-up basketball.

3 Software Cornerstones for Successful Sustainability Initiatives

In order to impact the Triple Bottom Line--people, planet, profit--executives must ensure that they have focused on improving data collection and automation, analysis…
Port Orford Community Stewardship Area

Ecosystem Based Management Comes to Southern Oregon Port

The Ecosystem-Based Management summit goals were to increase participant knowledge, decrease duplicate efforts, and encourage partnerships within the area in order to share…

Deloitte’s Zero Impact Growth Monitor Shows Which Companies Are the Real Zeronauts

Deloitte’s report ‘Towards Zero Impact Growth’ presents a new platform for zero impact growth, developed by John Elkington, one of the leading thinkers…

“Greening” Your Office Paper

Paper selection can have a big impact on efficiency, waste and contributing to sustainability goals. We’ve compiled some tips for making better paper…

Seals of Approval: Paper Certification Systems

Sustainable forestry practices are at the heart of the North American paper and pulp industry. Thanks to an ever-growing variety of consumer resources,…
to serve as a Presidential Innovation Fellow

White House Presidential Innovation Fellows Program

Todd Park, White House Chief Technology Officer, announced today at NYC's TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, the creation of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program. A…