Skip main navigation

Triple bottom line

Sharlene talks about the triple bottom line

Sustainability allows systems and processes to endure. This means they can ‘survive’ well into the future with no interruption.

Often the environment is the first thought when we are considering sustainability or anything sustainable. There are two other areas to consider, these being; economic and social (society). Social or society can sometimes be thought of and talked about as equity.

sustainability

These areas are often referred to as the triple bottom line. The triple bottom line is broken into three areas; Environment, Society, Economy.

Within each of these three areas are aspects or issues that effect the triple bottom line. These can be seen here in the graphic below.

Some considerations of the triple bottom line triple bottom line

This article is from the free online

Sustainability in the New Zealand Wine Industry

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Our purpose is to transform access to education.

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

Learn more about how FutureLearn is transforming access to education