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What is our "Triple Bottom Line"

Local governments are increasingly paying attention to other elements of community development work in order to build healthy communities, realizing that they cannot foster a strong economy in isolation from social and environmental factors.

One approach to development that addresses these issues is the “triple bottom line”, a method that integrates three dimensions

of performance: social, environmental, and financial.

Under the triple bottom line approach, growth and development should consider not only economic factors, but also social and environmental impacts of any initiative


Riverside Accelerating Clean Energy by 2040 (RACE/2040)

City Council Agenda

JANUARY 2023 - Item#TBD



Land Use, Sustainability, and Resilience Committee

Monday November 14, 2022 - Item#2 VIDEO

RPU Staff response to public comments

RPU - Board of Public Utilities

Monday October 24, 2022 - Item# 9

RPU - DOE Letter

regarding NREL Agreement 9.29.22

RPU - Board of Public Utilities

Monday February 28, 2022 - Item# 7

RPU - Electric Committee

Wednesday January 12, 2022 - Item# 4


AB 1279

The California Climate Crisis Act 9.16.22

California Releases World’s First Plan to

Achieve Net Zero Carbon Pollution

Senate Bill 100

The 100 Percent Clean Energy Act of 2018

LA 100:Los Angeles 2021

NREL 100% Renewable Energy Study

SMUD: 2030 Zero Carbon plan 2021

Black & Veatch


Utility Bill Public Benefits Charge

State-mandated monthly surcharge of 2.85% of the total electric charge. Funds collected are used for low-income customer assistance, energy efficiency and conservation programs, renewable resources and energy research and development.

Due to COVID, RPU has a surplus of over $25M in this fund


Riverside's Triple Bottom Line’s 3 sustainability principles of:

  1. Social Responsibility – high quality, safe and inclusive communities with equal access to services, amenities and resources

  2. Economic Prosperity – a healthy and resilient economy that reflects community values and supports local businesses, workforce development, and local investment

  3. Environmental Stewardship – considers the stewardship of water, land and agricultural resources; intelligent development, infrastructure investments and transportation options; and reduces greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint

Riverside City Manager proposes establishing an

Office of Sustainability Tuesday March 10th - Item #3


Sustainable Morgan Hill CA Morgan Hill Demographics

International WELL Building Institute - IWBI , LEED

Living Future Institute, Biophilic Cities Project

Kansas City Missouri - Office of Environmental Quality

City of Fort Collins Sustainability Plan

City of Dubuque Sustainability Plan

The Sustainable City pLAn for Los Angeles

Santa Monica Office of Sustainability & the Environment

Town of Los Gatos Sustainability Plan

SCAG Sustainability Program

ODE to the Triple Bottom Line February 2019

Book - "The Multicapital Scorecard" 2017

Triple Bottom Line in local government - UNC December 2015

Ben & Jerry's Pilots the "Multicapital Scorecard" 2014

Triple Bottom Line Accounting: A Conceptual Expose 2013

Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, July 2012


The Triple Bottom Line: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Certified Triple Bottom Line

Center for Sustainable Organizations

Context-based sustainability (CBS)

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