Our special series are editorial deep-dives on particular topics or industry verticals. Our series advance conversation and allow brands to demonstrate thought leadership within that conversation. Learn how your company can get involved »

A selection of current and past series are listed below.

 

Innovation for Good Life Conference Series
Participants from more than 120 businesses, 80 organizations and government agencies were among the 800 attendees of the two-day 2nd International Maala Conference titled “Innovation for Good Life.” This page is a collection of articles based on themes from the conference. READ MORE>>

Underwritten by Maala 

On the Journey to a Personal Network for Social Good

Corporate giving is being democratized like many other aspects of our lives. There is a shift taking place – this is the new PSR – personalized social responsibility. In this next generation, a new integrated model of corporate philanthropy is emerging where employees are empowered to help drive social impact and determine where their time and money should be spent. So what will employee giving look like in 2018? Find out in our new 3-part series with Salesforce.org. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Salesforce.org

 

Sustainability Reporting for Action: 2020 and Beyond

As a leader in sustainability reporting, TetraPak understands reporting methodology through and through. In this Best Practice mini-series, we’ll explore how TetraPak chooses which frameworks to follow. We’ll also explore how to use the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to spur action at the corporate level and why some companies are now choosing Science Based Targets.  READ MORE >>

Underwritten by TetraPak

Not All Carbon Credits are Created Equal

In the last decade, the markets for carbon offsets have grown tremendously in scope breadth and rigor. Meanwhile, impacts of global warming — from stronger, wetter storms to higher temperatures — become ever more present in the day-to-day lives of normal people.

This is a call to action. Buying voluntary offsets can and should be a regular part of the casual environmentalist’s lifestyle, just like recycling or carpooling. In this series sponsored by Cool Effect, we’ll explore the voluntary carbon market, how to participate and why now is the time for action. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Cool Effect

How Public-Private Partnerships Keep Michigan Cozy Warm

We don’t need to mince words here; Michigan is cold. Up to one in five households need help with their power bills. For families living close to the edge, paying for heating fuel in the winter months can be a serious burden. That’s why Consumers Energy works with local government organizations, charitable organizations NGOs and other companies to provide fuel assistance. In this series sponsored by Consumers Energy, we explore how a community comes together to take care of its own in a time of need. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Consumers Energy

Making Agriculture “Climate Smart”

In honor of the two-year anniversary of Monsanto’s commitment to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021, Monsanto presents a series on what it means to be “Climate Smart” in the world of agriculture. The series will cover the role of climate change in impacting food security, agriculture, weather patterns and society at large.

There is a strong connection between climate smart agriculture practices, water quality/availability, biodiversity, food security and farming community livelihoods. Done right, climate smart farming can conserve and protect these important resources as well.

Modern agriculture can be an important part of the climate change solution through practices that improve soil health so that it can store more carbon. These include conservation tillage, cover crops, digital tools and microbials, which can help farmers get better harvests while absorbing and storing more carbon. READ MORE >>

Sponsored by Monsanto

Doing Business Like a Canadian

What does it mean to do business like a Canadian? What do we as citizens have in common across the country? What is the unique part of Canadian businesses that allows us to be a force for good while remaining competitive on the world stage? This multi-part series of video presentations by CBSR that TriplePundit will attempt to answer these and other issues. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by CBSR

Israel: Innovation for Good Life

Participants from more than 120 businesses, 80 organizations and government agencies were among the 800 attendees of the two-day 2nd International Maala Conference titled “Innovation for Good Life.” This page is a collection of articles based on themes from the conference. The mini series is sponsored by Maala and all articles went through our normal editorial review process. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Maala

Dreamforce 2017

We’ve teamed up with Salesforce.org to cover Dreamforce 2017, San Francisco’s biggest annual convention and the world’s largest nonprofit technology conference, taking place November 6-9. This year we will be covering key global issues from the conference including education, workforce development, and impact – through engaging discussions with thought leaders on the front lines of social change. Stay tuned for live Facebook interviews as well. READ MORE >>

Sponsored by Salesforce.org

Net Impact 2017

The Annual Net Impact Conference guides attendees to their career with impact. For NI17 we’re creating an experience unlike any conference you’ve been to before. We’ll help you map out your Path to Purpose to turn your passion into a purposeful career by gaining tangible skills and actionable insights. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Symantec

 

Responsible Forestry

Forests are one of the earth’s greatest gifts, providing home for a host of flora and fauna, ecosystem services like pulp and paper to create needed goods, space for recreation and relaxation, and, as the world’s lungs, a key carbon sink in the fight against global warming. Protecting this resource doesn’t mean letting it sit fallow. Protection means using forests responsibly so that they can be a truly renewable resource. In this series sponsored by Procter and Gamble, we’ll explore what it means to practice “responsible forestry” and how trailblazing companies can lead the way. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Procter & Gamble

Education in the 21st Century

While education can be the key to building a better life, many children, teens and adults struggle to access the types of education that can provide this bridge. Meanwhile, the jobs of tomorrow require skills that are not always taught in the classroom. Increasingly business can play a role by collaborating with schools to help students gain the skills they need to succeed in the changing global economy. In this series sponsored by Pearson, we’ll explore the role of business in supporting access to education and opportunities, and consider the best way to prepare a generation of leaders who understand the importance of sustainable development. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Pearson

COMMIT! Forum

The Corporate Responsibility Association and CR Magazine are proud to present the annual COMMIT!Forum, the leading event for corporate responsibility (CR) and sustainability practitioners. This year’s theme is Brands Taking Stands: The Role of the CR Practitioner as Companies Make Their Voices Heard.

To spark dialog and engagement prior to the event, CR Magazine created an editorial series on the same topic. Follow along from now until October 11 at thecro.com and triplepundit.com, or better yet, see us in DC at the conference! Click here for more information. READ MORE >>

Sponsored by WGL Energy

Public-Private Partnerships

To truly make progress on the world’s largest societal issues, such as education and skills development, community health, and economic development, governments, companies, and nonprofits must work together. Social, environmental, and economic barriers are interconnected, and public-private partnerships (PPPs) are key to bringing together the knowledge, expertise, resources, and networks needed to tackle global challenges. Over the past 20 years Cisco has seen firsthand how critical PPPs are, as we’ve worked in collaboration to grow Cisco Networking Academy into the world’s leading digital skills and career building program. In this five-part series, we’lll explore how a company or organization can develop, implement, and sustain successful PPPs that achieve large-scale impact.  READ MORE >>

Sponsored by Cisco

Maximizing Impact Through Workforce Development and Education

When we set out to make a difference, we strive to maximize impact. We want our funds and our efforts to have the biggest return they can. Deloitte has centered on two key areas where it can leverage its strengths as a business service provider to have a positive impact for the long term on the communities in which it operates: education and workforce development.

Through this series on TriplePundit, we’ll explore these leverage points to understand why they are so powerful as levers to drive economic and social improvements and identify some innovative programs that are showing results. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Deloitte

Your Corporate Guide to Responsible Waste Management

So, your company wants to reduce its landfill waste. Now what? As sustainability reaches top of mind for investors and customers, more companies are beginning to tackle waste in their supply chains in order to boost their green cred. Once you get past recycling, the options can get quite confusing! While zero waste is an admirable target that surely makes headlines, there are plenty of actions you can take to make a big impact all along the waste diversion spectrum.

In this editorial series in partnership with Covanta Environmental Solutions, we’ll explore steps your company can take to edge closer to zero waste targets. We’ll unpack all the tools in your toolbox — from source reduction and recycling to cleantech solutions like wastewater treatment — explain what they are and how they work, and teach you to use them in the best way possible. READ MORE >>

Sponsored by Covanta

Building Healthier Communities
It can often seem difficult for companies with broad national supply chains to engage with every community in which they operate. But it is possible! To establish a genuine connection, it’s best to focus on an issue that aligns with your company’s values. For the Aetna Foundation, that means crafting localized programs to promote healthier communities.

In this four-part mini-series, we’ll unpack how large firms can get down to the grassroots level when it comes to engaging communities around health and wellness. From traditional corporate philanthropy to public-private partnerships, your company may have more options than you may think. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Aetna Foundation

Progress to 2020: Tackling resource use from all angles

Resource efficiency is key to sustainability — whether we’re talking raw materials, design for reuse, carbon and other “externalities,” or unnecessary food waste. Sustainability and corporate responsibility are no longer “nice-to-haves.” They are business imperatives — and tackling resource use, both inside and outside your own four walls, will prove crucial for companies as we move through the 21st century. In this series sponsored by Sealed Air, we’ll take a fresh look at resources and how they are used. We’ll go beyond natural resources like air and water to look at how efficiency in raw materials can boost the bottom line and help the environment. We’ll also examine the circular economy and design for reuse — with an eye toward honoring those resources we do have. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Sealed Air

 

From Farm to Factory: Social Impacts in Apparel

Cotton is known as “the fabric of our lives,” and it’s true. Chances are you are wearing cotton fibers right now. This cash crop is indispensable to the apparel industry and the economies of entire countries. However, its environmental and social impact is huge.

Through this series we’ll gain a deeper understanding of this critical crop, understand methods to reduce its footprint and learn how to define sustainable cotton now and in the future.

In the second installment, we’ll be looking at transparency and traceability in the supply chain beyond cotton. These concepts are key to improving environmental and workplace conditions in fashion supply chains. Traceability is about gathering information and transparency is about exposing it. The ultimate goal is always accountability.

Despite decades — centuries even — of global efforts, slavery can still be found not just on the high seas, but around the world and throughout various supply chains. Through this series on forced labor, sponsored by C&A Foundation, we’ll explore many different types of bonded and forced labor and highlight industries where this practice is alive and well today. Particularly, we’ll examine the fashion industry and have a look into the supply chain: from the cotton fields of Uzbekistan to India homes in India where often bead work is done by children far too young. We’ll also examine what governments and brands are doing to halt this disturbing practice — and what they should be doing. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by C&A Foundation

Sustainable Innovation: The Patience to Get it Right

In this series underwritten by United Technologies, we’ll explore what innovation means when it comes to product engineering. Sometimes a great idea can take decades to turn into a reality, and that’s a good thing. Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ engine is more than two decades in the making and represents a revolution in commercial aircraft engines. We’ll take a deeper look at this and other game-changing innovations that were worth the wait. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by United Technologies

How Sustainability at Home Goes Beyond

Educators have done their job, reaching far and wide to teach the importance of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and at this point, most Americans know they should turn off the faucet when they brush their teeth. While changes at home can’t solve the many environmental crises we face today, they can sure help — especially when they are combined with policy action at the state and federal level. Take for example, food waste. The statistics are staggering. Thirty-one percent of the available food supply at the retail and consumer levels in 2010 went uneaten (see USDA PDF here). That’s a lot of money down the drain, and it has a big impact on the environment too, since much of that food ends up in landfills, where it off-gases methane, a potent contributor to global warming. Through this series sponsored by Whirlpool Corporation, we’ll explore how initiatives like curbside compost pick-up, rebates on compost bins, and efficient appliances can help families reduce their impact without breaking the bank. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Whirlpool

Are Americans Getting Healthier?

Advances in medical science and healthcare mean Americans are living longer than ever. But lifestyle choices can hold us back — and the leading causes of death among Americans (including heart disease and certain cancers) are often preventable with a healthy lifestyle. We see in the headlines that more Americans are trending against lifestyle choices like smoking and frequent fast-food binges … but are we really getting healthier? This series will take a closer look at whole health and how we can continue to improve. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by CVS Health

Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond

Racial tension is at a high unseen in decades in America. At the same time, the call for equality comes from the highest ranks and spans economic class, race, gender and sexual orientation. We’re in the middle of a social and political revolution. There is no doubt that it’s on the minds of most employees when they come to the office. In this series underwritten by Symantec, we’ll examine how companies should respond to national controversy like police violence and the BLM movement to best support employees and how can companies work to improve equality by increasing diversity in their ranks directly.

TriplePundit has teamed up with Symantec to offer this series as a learning opportunity for all members of the TriplePundit community, including ourselves! We welcome your ideas and feedback in article comments, on Twitter @triplepundit or via email to 3p Editor in Chief Jen Boynton jen@triplepundit.com. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Symantec

How Cotton Goes Beyond Fabric – Sustainably

The fabric of our lives, indeed. While cotton is a longtime favorite fiber for textile products from denim to dresses, its many other uses are less familiar. Cotton is known as a renewable crop and a natural fiber for soft and durable textiles — but the plant has myriad other applications, as well. In this series underwritten by Cotton Incorporated we’ll explore the lesser-known uses of the versatile cotton plant, insights into its environmental impact, and its complex supply chain which extends from around the world to the couch you might be sitting on right now. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Cotton, Incorporated

Rethink Reuse

In this series sponsored by Savers, we’ll take a deep look at the power of reuse. We’ll explore the economic, social and environmental benefits of reuse and upcycling and spotlight organizations that are innovating in apparel and beyond.

A new report from Savers is all about this challenge. The global thrift retailer surveyed 3,000 Americans and Canadians about their habits around waste, reuse, and recycling. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Savers

Defining Thought Leadership

Much of the B to B online media experience is focused on “thought leadership.” That is, tips and tools for effective management and industry best practices. But this useful term has quickly become a buzzword so prolific it ceases to indicate much. Through this series supported by MGMThink, an MGM Resorts International online platform, TriplePundit will discuss what it means to be a thought leader and examine the content that lives under this banner . We’ll look at thought leadership for individuals, teams and industries and cover behavior, strategy and communication. Our goal is to give this tired old phrase a breath of fresh air with new meaning and hopefully spur content that truly pushes the envelope. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by MGMThink

Fostering Diversity and Purpose at Work

As the faces and attitudes of the world change, companies are grappling with how to attract diverse talent and develop a culture that connects people to a purposeful work. The business community recognizes that recruiting and retaining a diverse and motivated workforce is crucial to innovation, services and growth, but it is often difficult to execute these ideas.

In this series, we will examine these timely topics and seek to understand a company’s role in supporting an equal and purposeful workplace and society. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by PwC

Skills-Based Volunteering

In this six part series, we’ll explore the subject of “Skills-Based Volunteerism”. On this page you’ll find interviews and experiences from several companies that will shed light on how to best implement the practice in your organization. Additionally, we’re pleased to feature a three-part podcast series produced by Boehringer Ingelheim. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Boehringer Ingelheim

 

The Problem with Food Waste
While global leaders struggle to figure out how to nourish 9 billion people, a challenge anytime but especially in a warming world, nearly 40% of food is wasted – spoiled before anyone can eat it. Where there’s waste, there’s opportunity. In this series sponsored by Sealed Air, we’ll look at what’s going on and share some solutions to lengthen the life of ingredients at every step of the supply chain. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Sealed Air

 

The Future of Fair Trade

Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth. We achieve our mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.

Join us as we explore the benefits, challenges and opportunities of Fair Trade in partnership with Triple Pundit, and the amazing companies and producers with whom we work. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Fair Trade USA

The Circular Economy and Green Electronics

This series hosted by the Green Electronics Council will examine the challenges, triumphs and future of green electronics. How does the concept of a circular economy fit into a world in which seemingly everything has an electronic aspect? Are earlier successes in recycling and energy use still applicable to converging and shrinking electronics? Are they more important than ever? How and when should the definition of “green electronics” change in such a rapidly evolving market? And what role does “the cloud” play in all of this? The topics explored in this series are just part of the agenda at the Emerging Green Conference in September. We look forward to your contribution to these important conversations. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by The Green Electronics Council

Carbon Offsetting

Carbon offsetting gained international awareness back in 1997 with the signing of the Kyoto Protocol, but a lot has changed in the last seventeen years. Projects have matured, markets have developed and certifications have strengthened. Carbon offsetting can now be a key component of any corporate sustainability program, including the story that ties your program together. We’ll explain how. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Terrapass

Disrupting Short-Termism

How often have you heard a company say, “Corporate responsibility is in our DNA”? Probably more times than you can count. While many brands fail to deliver, a select few make good on these promises and commit their resources to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges, even if they don’t have a short-term financial payoff. Consider CVS Heath’s commitment to stop selling cigarettes at a financial cost of $2 Billion in sales per year. Yet, it was the right thing to do and it opens up new business avenues in health services.

In this series, TriplePundit will highlight innovative companies working to solve long-term problems with short-term business solutions for both people and planet. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by CVS Health

 

The ROI of Sustainability

Many companies get their start in sustainability with a few light-green initiatives — new lightbulbs, updated water fixtures and commuter checks are all no brainers. But when it comes time to extend programs beyond the basics, it can be hard to justify the expense. Or is it?

Sustainability practitioners love to talk about “the business case,” that is, the idea that money spent on social and environmental initiatives will come back to benefit the company. Financial leadership will probably disagree unless they can actually calculate the payback period for upfront expenditures.

In this series we’ll discuss the ROI of sustainability — what it means and how to track it. We’ll look at innovative projects from companies and communities, discover how these projects got approved, and uncover whether the returns actually added up to a good investment. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by MeterHero

Women in Leadership

“Women’s leadership” can mean many things — personal development, career advancement, community engagement. In the workplace it means moving teams and projects forward to success, which requires everything from the ability to inspire a team, to develop and execute a strategy, and most of all the personal confidence to take on a role and own it. In advance of the Women’s Leadership Conference sponsored by MGM Resorts Foundation, we present a series on women’s leadership and advancement. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by MGM Resorts Foundation

Innovation and Sustainability

At this year’s Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego we were challenged by Janssen Pharmaceuticals to ask leaders at the conference what the word “innovation” meant to them. Then, more specifically, we asked how innovation may or may not drive advancements in sustainability. We got a terrific range of responses which we’ve got documented in a series of short video interviews right here. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Janssen

Creativity & Social Innovation

All too often, we associate creativity with those who possess an artistic bent – writers, painters, musicians, designers, comedians. But creativity is in all of us. It’s how we come up with new ideas and where inventions are catalyzed. It’s where we go when need to find solutions to personal challenges, business problems, market needs or social issues. Through this series, we will examine some of the ways that creativity can influence sustainability, empower youth, and inspire our global workforce. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Adobe

Sustainably Attired

In this series published with the support of Levi Strauss & Co and a number of other leaders in sustainable fashion, we’ll explore the environmental impact of apparel.

We’ll take you through the lifecycle of fashion: from the design phase, through materials procurement, and product construction in a factory setting. We’ll also take a peek inside the consumer’s closet and look at how consumer demand influences the industry. Finally, we explore the leading second uses for worn-out garments and the future of the sustainable fashion movement as a whole.

There is no denying that sustainability in fashion is a meaty, complicated topic and a challenge for brands who wish to produce sustainable fashion that consumers will want to wear. Through the course of the series, we’ll seek to unravel how brands decide where to focus and how they prioritize competing issues. We’ll examine the impact of their efforts people and the planet, and we’ll take a look at the future of the industry. Check back here to follow along with this weekly series! READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Levi Strauss & Co

Talking Diversity At Net Impact

TriplePundit and Symantec teamed up to cover the topic of diversity at the 2014 Net Impact conference in Minneapolis. We gathered a variety of business leaders, activists, and students to share their thoughts on why diversity and inclusion are important to business – and to sustainability. This collection of short video interviews contains their viewpoints and more.

Special thanks to Symantec for underwriting 3p’s coverage of this year’s event and for inspiring the topic of diversity! READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Symantec

 

Corporate Responsibility And Internet Security

The future of business lies within a wholly digital and connected world. Without the right systems in place to manage and protect the enterprise, however, businesses run the risk of overexposure and vulnerability for exploitation. This presents a new mantra: if it’s connected, it must be protected. In this series, we will outline some of the data security challenges facing companies and showcase data protection as both a business and social imperative. READ MORE >>

Underwritten by Symantec