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Returns In Three Areas

A Triple Bottom Line enterprise is — quite simply — a venture that delivers returns in three areas:

» Revenues, or ROI (i.e. the venture is financially profitable)

» Sustainability (i.e. the venture either has minimal negative environmental impact, or preferably, directly alleviates environmental problems, such as pollution (physical and carbon discharge, environmental health risks, fossil fuel scarcity and erosion)

» Social capital (i.e. the venture is transformative, – creating opportunity, improving quality of life, creating access to education, technologies, financial services and much- needed goods and services for the BoP)

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