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Sustainability: Triple Bottom Line

Triple Bottom Line

What is the triple bottom line?

"The triple bottom line is a business concept that states firms should commit to measuring their social and environmental impact—in addition to their financial performance—rather than solely focusing on generating profit, or the standard “bottom line...."

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Environmentally Sound

Environmentally Sound is concerned with making a positive impact on the planet.


Socially Equitable

Social Equity highlights a library’s societal impact, or its commitment to people and the community it serves. 


Economically Feasible

Economic Feasibility is the ability for the library to secure adequate funding, and can extend to economic impact and growth of the community.