Chapter 6

Locating the Government'sBottom Line

Jonathon Porritt

Any book about triple bottom line (TBL) reporting is going to have to take stock of the ongoing usefulness of the concept of the triple bottom line and the way in which the government is helping to frame both legislative frameworks and the broader ‘political discourse’ to embed TBL thinking across society as a whole. Though this whole agenda is not driven exclusively by government interventions, the role of government in promoting the kind of sustainable, responsible wealth creation that triple bottom line thinking points to is absolutely crucial. i will return to that area of concern in the second half of this chapter.

Historically, as a business-friendly rhetorical device, there's ...

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