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Editorial introduction: achieving sustainable development goals through sustainable supply chains in the post-global economy

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Renewed global developmental priorities set by the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 provide a new impetus for businesses and organisations to improve sustainability practice. However, applying the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to managerial practice remains a challenge. There is a need for strategies, tools and models which would make the SDGs actionable by organisations. This book examines the advancement of management approaches towards embedding sustainability in supply chain relations from conceptual and practical aspects in both developed and emerging economies. Despite the improvements in sustainable supply chain management theory and practice, global supply chains and production networks still face mounting environmental, social and economic problems and result in negative impacts worldwide. Additionally, existing approaches in sustainable supply chain management are contested in the climate of post-global economy, where national policies and technological development may prioritise regional and national economic interests, presenting a new challenge for supply chain integration. The chapters in this book question how businesses and organisations can re-evaluate their practices and depart from a narrow view of mitigating negative social and environmental impacts towards actively contributing to sustainable development priorities in regional and organisational contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Supply Chains in the Post-global Economy
EditorsNatalia Yakovleva, Regina Frei, Sudhir Rama Murthy
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-15066-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-15065-5
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2019

Publication series

NameGreening of Industry Networks Studies
ISSN (Print)2543-0246

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