Sustainability and the Entrepreneur


By David Deeds


For a growing number of businesses, the singleminded focus on profits is a thing of the past. More companies are now focusing on the "triple bottom line" of people, planet and profits. An ethos of sustainability is taking hold, affecting how companies operate their businesses and interact with stakeholders such as employees, suppliers, customers, nearby communities and society in general. These articles from and offer practical advice for entrepreneurs who want to run a sustainable business.


The Sustainable Entrepreneur: Balancing People, Planet and Profit

Mission in a Bottle: A Discussion with Honest Tea’s Seth Goldman

Marnie Abramson: Caring for the Bottom Line and the Planet

Green Giant: Grocer Scott Nash on Organic Growth

Vetiver Solutions Brings Practical Approaches to Sustainability in Haiti

How Family Firms Can Ensure Being Sustainable Pays Off

Social Entrepreneurs Take on Water Scarcity

How Social Entrepreneurs Can Create Impact for a Better World

Social Entrepreneurship: Doing Well by Doing Good

Family Businesses: The Greener, the Better?

Today’s Entrepreneurs Can Prosper by Building a Better Tomorrow