Sustainability: An Overview of the Triple Bottom Line and Sustainability Implementation

Maria Correia

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Sustainability awareness has become increasingly important to society and a matter of interest by scholars and professionals. This article presents an overview of the concept and its Triple Bottom Line and describes the three dimensions of the most commonly accepted models of sustainability – environmental, economic and social. Given the key role that sustainability plays in organisations, it is important that they incorporate sustainability into their strategies. Thus, after a discussion on sustainability implementation, the article examines some issues and examples of sustainability assessment and measurement.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3
Pages (from-to)29-38
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Strategic Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Sustainability
  • CSR
  • Triple Bottom Line
  • Sustainability Models
  • Integrated Sustainability Assessment


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