Our Future Digital Story

Pushing toward transformation

As Elkington highlights:

The triple bottom line is a sustainability framework that examines a company’s social, environment, and economic impact.”

 

But what does the 3Ps of the triple bottom line really mean? It stands for People, Planet, Profit. It is important to understand it right: It is not about simple finetuning our system, but it means that we - as a society - have to tackle ongoing transformation processes by changing the baseline of our system.

  • We have to analyze the impact an organization has on its most important stakeholders. That are: employees, families, customers, suppliers, communities, and any other person influencing or being affected by the organization. We have to find new ways to shrink inequalities and big gaps in organizations.

  • We have to analyze the impact an organization has on its natural environment. That is reducing its carbon footprint, its usage of natural resources, the removal of waste, reforestation, more forward to a circular economy. We have to find new models of organizations.

  • We have to analyze the impact an organization has on the local, national and international economy. That is creating employment, generating innovation, paying taxes, wealth creation, and so on.

 

Big challenges, big transformation processes, big disruption.

 

Source: 25 Years Ago I Coined the Phrase “Triple Bottom Line.” Here’s Why It’s Time to Rethink It. John Elkington (HBR 2018)

Mission

Point at the ongoing transformations. Find solutions. Raise awareness.

Vision

Combine the knowledge we have and promote a sustainable and human future.