Meaning of “the triple bottom line” in the English Dictionary

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"the triple bottom line" in Business English

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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 triple bottom line issues have a real effect on profits and dividends.

(Definition of “the triple bottom line” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)