This critical issue explores how business and society meet their needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In this context, sustainability is viewed as a concept with a broad, interconnected agenda representing ecological, social, and economic dimensions. Using the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as guideposts, this issue considers the role firms play in addressing and confronting related challenges. Such related challenges include climate change, biodiversity loss, overconsumption of resources, widespread poverty, and how the prevalence of inequities presents fundamental challenges to societal prosperity and well-being.
Areas of focus include: Just transition to net zero, A regenerative circular economy; and, Sustainable innovation, institutions, and financial models.