Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

A feed from Triple Pundit, a new-media company committed to the philosophy of the triple-bottom line: People, Planet and Profit:


26 May 2017. 3p Weekend: 8 Startups Crafting the Future of Urban Agriculture – As the urban farming industry gains more profile (it was a hot topic at this year's Sustainable Brands conference in Detroit), a growing number of companies are turning greens into gold.

26 May 2017. Climate Progress Continues Despite Changes in the Federal Administration – Former U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols explain why.

26 May 2017. Spirit of Ramadan Guides BRIDGE America to Help Refugees Adapt to a New Life – As Ramadan begins across the Muslim world, BRIDGE America represents the spirit of this important time of year as it strives to improve the lives of refugee families arriving to the U.S.

26 May 2017. OECD: Climate Action Can Boost World’s Economy By 5 Percent – Investment in climate change mitigation could add as much as 5 percent to G20 nations' GDP by mid-century, says the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

26 May 2017. Chinese Wind Turbine Manufacturer Offers Free Training and Jobs to Coal Miners – A major turbine manufacturer says it will train former coal workers for free to staff a massive wind power installation in Wyoming. And it just so happens that the company is based in China.

26 May 2017. Want to Erase Carbon Emissions? Eat Beans, Say Researchers – Could Americans really give up beef in exchange for more plants? One group of researchers say it's the fastest way to reduce carbon emissions.

26 May 2017. Unilever Defends Long-Term Corporate Strategy, Rejects Buffett Takeover Comments – The 2017 season for corporate annual reports and general meetings is in full swing. And the overarching question for companies is how to reconcile dueling visions of corporate purpose: sustainable long-termism versus short-term shareholder value maximization.

25 May 2017. Philadelphia Sues Wells Fargo Over Discriminatory Lending Practices – Racial discrimination in mortgage lending is prohibited under the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). But the city of Philadelphia says the practice is still alive and well at Wells Fargo.

25 May 2017. Solar-Powered EV Charging Arrives in the San Joaquin Valley – Local officials touted the launch of an extensive solar-powered electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the San Joaquin Valley. But is this money well spent in an area where EVs are still a rare sight?

25 May 2017. Wrangler Wants to Increase the Supply of Sustainable U.S. Cotton – Wrangler plans to expand a pilot program to boost the supply of more responsible cotton in the U.S., the company announced during the Sustainable Brands conference in Detroit this week.

25 May 2017. L’Oreal Takes Eco-Certification Mainstream – The Biolage R.A.W line is made with "the highest levels of biodegradability," and the new R.A.W. shampoo is 99 percent biodegradable, L'Oreal says.

25 May 2017. Embracing an Audience-First Approach to Sustainability Communications – thinkPARALLAX spoke with Chris Librie, eBay’s senior director of global impact and giving, about the relationship between sustainability and communications.

25 May 2017. Market-Based Solutions To Create Good Jobs And Grow Local Economies – Almost half of American workers make less than $15 per hour — and women and people of color are the worst off. But minor adjustments to public policy already on the books could improve wages for workers and boost local economies, say the Surdna Foundation and Pacific Community Ventures.

25 May 2017. How We Can Advance Sustainability Despite an Absent EPA – Despite the Donald Trump administration’s determination to roll back as many environmental protections as possible, a substantial number of companies are interested in supporting regulations that help protect the environment. Concerned citizens also have the opportunity to join forces by choosing to support companies and organizations working against climate change and systemic oppression.