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4. Sustainable Development: “Triple-Bottom-Line”.


When México reaches the point where our leaders and citizens “automatically think” of sustainable development in all their activities, undoubtedly Mexicans will achieve a better national quality of life. For then, not only will leaders at all levels - whether these are political, business, NGO, and even religious or moral leaders - be thinking of the environmental impacts of their decisions, they will also be equally considering related social and economic consequences of their activities.

This three-factor reality of sustainable development has also come to be known as its Triple-Bottom-Line. This is essentially a business term used to describe when government, industry or business is engaged in planning and practices that take in to account a balance between sustainable development’s social, environmental and economic considerations.

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