Special Issue "Sustainable Economy for the Common Good"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: economy for the common good; corporate sustainability; sustainability strategy; sustainable entrepreneurship; social businesses
This Special Issue will comprise papers covering a wide range of aspects related to the Economy for the Common Good (ECG) as a framework to operationalize sustainability in the business context.
Sustainability and corporate sustainability are topics that have gained lots of attention in the business sphere. The debate has moved from corporate social responsibility to corporate sustainability. Consequently, there is a growing interest in management frameworks that allow us to integrate and monitor corporate sustainability into the business strategy.
Likewise, the 2030 agenda set by the United Nations (UN) advocates for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the corporate level following a multistakeholder approach. Some sustainability frameworks (e.g., SDG Compass, among others) have demonstrated its usability and effectiveness in large businesses. However, their applicability to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) is under scrutiny. Therefore, the availability of sustainability frameworks suitable for MSMEs, such as the ECG, may be crucial to the successful implementation of the SDGs in most firms.
Thus, papers addressing the contribution of the ECG framework to the integration of sustainability and, SDGs into the business strategy from an empirical point of view are especially welcome. Papers selected for this issue may also address theoretical and methodological developments.
Dr. Vanessa Campos-Climent
Manuscript Submission Information
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- economy for the common good
- sustainability strategy
- sustainability management
- sustainability framework
- sustainable supply chain
- sustainable businesses
- sustainable innovation