The New Domain of Sustainability: A Study on the TBL Approach

Posted: 20 Dec 2012

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Sanjukta Mukherjee

Indian Chamber of Commerce; Sustainable Design Research Consortium

Date Written: December 19, 2012


Sustainability or Sustainable development has been commonly defined as "Economic and social development that meets the needs of the current generation without undermining the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (WCED, 1987). This definition brought together what is now known as the three pillars of sustainable development; economic development, social development and ecological development under one societal goal of sustainability. This is a short study of the three pillars and the domain of Sustainability.

Keywords: Triple Bottom Line, Sustainability Assurance, Sustainability Practices

Suggested Citation

Mukherjee, Sanjukta and Mukherjee, Sanjukta, The New Domain of Sustainability: A Study on the TBL Approach (December 19, 2012). Available at SSRN: or

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