A number of years ago through a “green your MBA” sustainability program offered by Dominican University, I was introduced to the concept of the triple bottom line (TBL). The triple bottom line is an accounting construct that takes into account three parts: social, environmental and financial performance of a business. The notion being that a triple bottom line will drive greater and more sustainable business value, while simultaneously improving social equity and sustaining the environment.
The TBL evaluates performance in terms of people, planet and profit. Whether a business manages to a TBL or is simply looking for ways to be more fair, greener and to improve profits, technology can positively impact these three areas. Read more… read more at NBBJ