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the triple bottom linenoun [S]

uk   us   COMMERCE, ENVIRONMENT
the ​idea that a company's ​performance must be ​measured not only in relation to ​profits, but also to its ​effect on the ​environment and ​society as a whole: Financial ​centres' ​attitudes will only ​change when ​triplebottomlineissues have a ​realeffect on ​profits and ​dividends.
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