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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.


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

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