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A business case for sustainable development
A business case for sustainable development

Author(s): Grażyna Śmigielska
Subject(s): Accounting - Business Administration
Published by: Editura Universităţii »Alexandru Ioan Cuza« din Iaşi
Keywords: sustainable development; business case; corporate social responsibility; competitive advantage

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the paper is to show that there is a business case for sustainable development and how this concept interacts with corporate social responsibility. Although SD was originally a macroeconomics concept it is more and more implemented by businesses. Companies has started to include sustainable development goals in their corporate social responsibility strategies which are even sometimes replaced by sustainability strategies. By analogy to CSR it is shown that development of such strategies is not only a strategic necessity but also it could contribute to the competitive advantage of these companies. Theoretical considerations have been illustrated by presenting some examples from practice as well as the results of the desk research on corporate sustainability.

  • Issue Year: X/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 49-66
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English