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.

Does CSR Make a Difference to a Company’s Image?

How do companies make sure they are doing the right thing when it comes to corporate social responsibility, or CSR? New research from…

Capitalism vs. Planet Earth – an Irreconcilable Conflict?

On the face of it, the answer presenting itself to policy makers is obvious. If economic growth is the culprit then the solution…

How Collaboration Creates Fair Trade from Farm-to-Shelf

How can groups that are passionate about making change work together to solve an intricate and complicated problem that spans the globe?

Encourage Innovation in the Workplace: Give Workers Free Rein

We can start to plan for the future by supporting the creativity of sustainable innovators: employees, students, ourselves.

Is GRI Losing Traction?

The tension between the array of voluntary standards, protocols and frameworks for sustainability along with the uneasiness stemming from the unknown changes of…

A Budding Model of a Truly Sustainable Community

Three ways to take transformational action to balance the needs of people, planet and profit.

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.

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…

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…

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.

Experts Call for Triple Bottom Line Approach to National Energy Policy

The survey of 884 US energy professionals by Sandia National Labs and OurEnergyPolicy.org indicates a clear preference for a national energy policy that…

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…