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Healthy Soil 101: Why Soil Health Matters and How the Food Sector Can Help

by Mary Mazzoni
Article

Most of us don’t think too closely about dirt, but perhaps we should. After all, it’s the foundation of all life on Earth.

Beyond sustaining plant life—and the rest of the food chain along with it—soil itself is very much alive. One handful of dirt contains up to 50 billion bacteria and hundreds of thousands of individual fungal cells. As these microorganisms move through the soil, they feast on minerals and dead organic matter and leave nutrients behind, allowing plants to grow and ecosystems to thrive.

The Business and Societal Case for Privacy

By Mary Mazzoni
Article

This article series is underwritten by Symantec and went through our normal editorial review process. 

American companies experienced nearly 500 data breaches in 2016 alone, and governments around the world are beginning to require more from private firms when it comes to protecting user data.

How the Push to Make Data Privacy a Human Right Will Impact Businesses

by Nithin Coca
Article

The international nonprofit Access Now calls privacy a “cornerstone of human rights in the digital age.” In fact, more and more technologists, advocacy groups, and consumers are calling for stronger laws and regulations on data privacy as a fundamental human or civil right. As companies collect and use an increasingly staggering amount of personal information, there is greater attention on what their responsibility is—both ethically and legally—in handling all of this data.

A LEED Perspective on Best Window and Shade Selection for Your Home

by Jim Witkin
Article

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 25%-30% of energy wasted in the home is due to inefficient windows. So clearly, when buying a new home or upgrading your current home, selecting the ideal set of windows is an important part of the decision.

The Allstate Foundation Encourages Youth Empowerment with Good Starts Young Program

by Jan Lee
Article

Mary-Pat Hector was 13 years old when she decided she had to do something to stop the gun violence that was riddling her Atlanta, Georgia neighborhood.

The Business and Societal Case for Privacy

by Mary Mazzoni
Article

American companies experienced nearly 500 data breaches in 2016 alone, and governments around the world are beginning to require more from private firms when it comes to protecting user data.

3BL Forum | The Pulse of Corporate Influencers: A Roundtable Discussion

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You won't want to miss this Influencer Roundtable at 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands™ -- The Long View (Oct. 23-25) featuring:

Leon Kaye
Executive Editor, TriplePundit
#1 Sustainability Media Influencer, OAnalytica

How Consumers Can Take Control of Their Power Usage

by Jan Lee
Article

This article series is sponsored by Consumers Energy and went through our normal editorial review process.

A growing number of consumers want to know that the energy they are using comes from green resources. Even if they aren’t able to invest in solar panels on their property, or there’s a local ordinance against wind power generators in residential areas, surveys show that many residents are willing to pay a premium to help develop better access to renewable energy.

Why Everyone Should Care About Census 2020

by Jan Lee
Article

“Not very long ago some one invented the assertion that there were only “four hundred” people in New York City who were really worth noticing. But a wiser man has arisen – the census taker….” — O. Henry (1910)

Much has changed since the 1910 census when American author O. Henry penned those famous lines, but many misconceptions around the value of the U.S. census remain.

Brands Taking Stands – Is This a Movement or a Moment?

by Leon Kaye, Executive Editor, TriplePundit
Blog

Considering all that we have experienced over the past 18 months, we are definitely at an inflection point when it comes to the business community deciding what role it has in pursuing social good. More companies have realized they have no choice but to speak out, and even take action, on some of the most volatile political and social issues of our time.

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