Hybrid Bottom Line: Another perspective on the sustainability of organizations

Winston Jerónimo Silvestre, Paula Antunes, Walter Leal Filho

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In recent years, there has been a growing concern and an increasing number of proactive initiatives from various stakeholders on issues related to the environment, social matters, and economic aspects and this has been the main driving force toward sustainability. However, most players that are deeply involved with environmental and social agendas indicate that these actions have been more of a temporary palliative for the current unsustainability problems than real structural solutions, especially in what concerns the relationship between short-term actions and long-term structural planning. Even though the general literature on sustainability is comprehensive, there is a paucity of papers which look at it at the organizational level, and under a cross-sectoral perspective. This paper is an attempt to address this gap. It presents the concept of Hybrid Bottom Line as a new perspective in understanding and sustainability at the organizational level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)456-464
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal Of Sustainable Development And World Ecology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2014


  • corporate social responsibility
  • Global Reporting Initiative
  • integration sustainability
  • trade-off
  • Triple Bottom Line

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