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.

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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…
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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…
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“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…
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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,…
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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…

Launch: Beyond Waste Innovation Challenge

Launch is a one-of-a-kind public-private partnership between NASA, USAID, US State Department, and Nike to use the "power of prizes" to encourage startups…

The Limitations of the Triple Bottom Line

By: Ben Vivian Following a hectic day in London at Ecobuild and in a stakeholder workshop on research into a construction product framework,…
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Want to Be the Next Airbnb? Solve These Two Problems

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you know that "collaborative consumption" is all the rage. Housing, transportation, service, or old clothing --…
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Funding Closes on First Nationally Focused Impact Investment Fund

SJF Ventures and Citi Community Capital, Citigroup's community lending and investment group, announced the closing of SJF Ventures III LP, the first nationally…
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Top 5 Triple Bottom Line US Utilities

With the launch of a first-of-its-kind High Performance Sustainability Index for publicly listed US utilities, Target Rock Advisors has identified and ranked the…
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Why We Should Amend “People, Planet, Profit”

Corporations, Triple Bottom Line, and how Local is the new Global
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The Clif Bar Story: An Interview with Director of Environmental Stewardship Elysa Hammond

Forget the triple bottom line: the folks at Clif Bar manage for five separate objectives. Find out how they manage it.

Is Guilt a Sustainable Way to Pry Open Pockets?

The following post is part of the course work for “Live Exchange” the foundational course on communication for The MBA Design Strategy Program…

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…
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Nike & Puma, Reframing the Sustainability Message for a Younger Market

Both Nike and Puma adopted a strategy of creating a movement around reframing the word “sustainability”. Although both movements were targeted towards demographically…