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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5 Green Products to Watch in 2011-2012

By Elizabeth A. Weisser Innovating for sustainability brings with it exciting opportunities for businesses to grow their top-line sales and even evolve and…

The Universal Principles of Sustainable Development

By Terry Mock and Tony Wernke, SLDI Co-founders Follow Terry and Tony on Twitter: Terry @SustainLandDev; Tony @Sustainable4U This article is Part 3…
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Like Life Itself, Sustainable Development is Fractal

Like life itself, sustainable development is built on a self-similar (but not identical) pattern that replicates itself on increasing and decreasing scales, based…

Leonardo da Vinci, Sustainability Sage

Historical Perspective – By Dr. Reese Halter Leonardo da Vinci, born in the middle of the 15th century, was the founder of modern…
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The Sustainable Business Headlines We Didn’t See In 2010 #3pVOTE

Wishful thinking or manifesting destiny?  Here are three sustainable business stories we didn't see in 2010:
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Boredom and The 3J’s: Jack, Jackson and Jesus

Boredom is a crucial part of restlessness; that uncomfortable place where we feel a gravitational pull to rearrange a current context, and from…
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Senda Athletics Launches Triple Bottom Line Nike

Thanks to the Hub I’ve been working alongside Senda Athlethics founder, Santiago Halty, for the past six months, so I’m excited to report…

Rethink | Sustainability

Here’s a fantastic video from one of our members, The Bioengineering Group. It’s time: to restore our earth, to build responsibly, to change…
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Employees Are More Than Just Labor

By Matt Courtland I have to wonder if Andrew O’Connell’s recent piece, Respect Employees: Be Tough on Them, in the Harvard Business Review blog was…

Unilever Commits to Halve Environmental Impact by 2020

Unilever, the huge consumer products company, says that two billion times a day “somebody, somewhere” uses one of its brands, such as Lipton…
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CSR In the Developing World: Solution or Problem?

Ann Bernstein leads the Centre for Development and Enterprise in Johannesburg, South Africa. In her new book, The Case for Business in Developing…
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Beyond the Sweatshop: Developing Tools for Supply Chain Assessment

by Jess Sand One of the most contentious realities of the new economy is that consumers’ concern for the social impacts of any…

Design Thinking for Social Innovation: A Conversation with IDEO’s Sally Madsen

by Jess Sand As the private sector beings to embrace the possibility that social innovation can lead to a robust bottom line, companies…
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Southern Oregon Coast Mixing Nature, Tradition and Economics for a Sustainable Future

By Monica Fischer and Brent Lawrence As European expansion moved ever westward, southwest Oregon was one of the last regions to be settled.…
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Highlighting Problems and Successes in Sustainable Neighborhood Design

By Rick Harrison    Comparing and contrasting New Urbanism and Coving. No matter how good any idea is, there are ways to make…