Sustainable business

The Sustainable business theme encompasses studies that investigate how existing firms and industries, as well as new enterprises can contribute to improved social and environmental conditions. Stricter government regulation and pressure from stakeholders, including customers, shareholders, employees, activists and local communities, require firms to increasingly focus on their sustainability performance. For new enterprises, sustainability challenges can be a source of opportunities to create positive impact with innovative products and services. 

How businesses can adapt, and how quickly, in such complex multi-stakeholder environments, is a rich source of strategy, entrepreneurship and policy related research questions. This theme also encompasses research questions related to issue of sustainable finance and sustainable accounting,  sustainable supply chains and consumer preferences. Studies of changes at the local and system level are needed, as society transition to a more circular economy and to more climate friendly sources of energy. This theme welcomes an interdisciplinary research approach. 

Related SDGs

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

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Co-Director International Office & Local Work Package Coordinator Campus & Academic Affairs ENGAGE.EU Area Learning
University of Mannheim

COIL & VE - what, how, why - and who?

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