Tip’d: A Social News Site For Business and Financial News

In the current business climate, readers are increasingly scouring the web for business and financial news from around the world. Tip’d is here to deliver the best business stories recommended by other readers like yourself. Tip’d (tipd.com) is a community for financial news, ideas, and tips. Given the important political decisions ahead and the evolving state of the economy, this social news site is perhaps more of a necessity rather than merely a convenient online news destination.

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Triple Bottom Line: Profits with a Purpose to Make the World a Better Place

As explored in my previous posts related to the triple bottom line for green enterprises, these business ecopreneurs seek to consider all stakeholders of their enterprise (not just the shareholders or owners’ financial interests), how the business transforms or is transformed by the environment, and finally, profits, the heralded benchmark for allowing one to define their business as a business, not a hobby. Millions of American workers — steady-eddy 9-to-5-ers (or sunrise to sunset go-getters) — are observing how the…

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Financial Crisis: What Will The Collapse of Investment Banking Mean For CSR?

 From Green Options’ The Inspired Economist In view of the current financial crisis, it is hard to grasp the fact that overnight investment banks once regarded the kings of Wall Street, are teetering on the edge of stability. The bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers has threatened the survival of Morgan Stanley in spite of the fact that it has just declared great earnings. All eyes are on Morgan and Goldman Sachs, the two big I-banks left standing. Will they go next?…

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How Do You Really Know Web Conferencing Saves Resources?

It’s been said many a time that one way to reduce a company’s footprint is by using web conferencing tools rather than flying everybody to meet in person. Noble, efficient and potentially cost saving as that is, there’s one problem: There’s been no way to quantify just how much of a difference it’s actually making. Sure, saved costs of flight, transport, accommodations are easy to calculate. But how about reduced emissions? And even if you were to know that, how…

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Are Green Collar Jobs Affected by the Shaky Economy?

It seems no matter where you look these days, there’s bad news about the US economy. Does that extend to the budding green collar jobs market as well? Yes and no. I spoke to Nick Ellis, Managing Partner at Bright Green Talent, a US/UK based recruiting agency with a focus on green jobs, and a commitment to walking the talk within their own company as well. Ellis was frank, encouraging, and insightful. Well then, what does the green collar jobs…

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High Energy Prices Driving Customers Away? The Silver Lining For Green Products

Just when you thought that inflation would drive consumers away from more expensive green products, the silver lining appears. The Wall Street Journal, in an in depth article, Green Products Gain From New Price Equation on the subject, reports that green products and those with greener packaging may turn out to be the big winner as energy prices spiral out of control. Consumers typically have paid a premium for environmentally friendly products. But with soaring energy prices pushing up the…

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Ecopreneurs: We Must Be the Change

As going green becomes more and more popular, it seems that everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. Consumers want more sustainable options for all their needs, and companies are beginning to listen. Or are they? Maybe I’m just a little paranoid, but I don’t tend to trust the megalithic corporations that have so much power and wealth today. So while I see many ad campaigns touting green promises and hear of many large corporations changing their ways, as much as…

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