Special Issue "Sustainability Practices and Corporate Financial Performance"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020) | Viewed by 14211
In recent decades, there has been an increasing interest in the relationships between sustainable practices and sustainability performance. Moreover, organizations have become more and more interested in applying sustainability to their day-to-day actions and in disclosing them to their stakeholders through sustainability reports.
Essentially, a sustainability practice (SP) is any practice aiming at achieving or supporting a sustainable value. Hart (1996) describes an SP as a group of practice attributes (what), executed by one or more agents (who) in a specific context (when and where), and driven by a sustainable value (why). The discernment and the ability to learn from the successful experiences of other firms are essential to get a competitive advantage.
Elkinton’s (1994) Triple Bottom Line seeks to integrate economic, social, and environmental considerations into actions and strategies. In this vein, reports with actions performed by large organizations and their reach in the three pillars of sustainability—environmental, economic, and social dimensions—are disclosed to their main stakeholders, based on short-, medium-, and long-term sustainable goals.
This Special Issue seeks scholarly papers that integrate sustainability practices with economic and financial performance. Therefore, it welcomes multifaceted contributions offering theoretical insights, deploying empirical data analysis (qualitative or quantitative), discussing case studies, or using other suitable methods to shed light on the problem.
The scope of this Special Issue extends to a variety of settings such as for-profit companies including family businesses, nonprofit organizations including charities, and public sector agencies including governments.
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Prof. Juan Sapena
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- sustainable practices
- intertemporal inconsistency
- organizational sustainability
- financial performance