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CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance

The Future of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Business Perspectives for Global Development in 2030

Editors: Idowu, Samuel O., Schmidpeter, René, Zu, Liangrong (Eds.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive analysis of the impact of the UN Sustainable Development Goals' impact on businesses
  • Includes diverse case studies from Africa, Europe and Asia
  • Examines a broad range of industries including energy, manufacturing and tourism
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This book provides a business-oriented analysis of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). In order to assess their impact on businesses and corporations, the book addresses all 17 goals and a broad range of industries. Gathering contributions from Africa, Europe and Asia, it presents both critical reviews and case studies.


In turn, the book seeks to predict likely developments during the next decade. To do so, it examines evidence from today’s business world and how companies and corporations have been adopting the SDGs since their release. In this regard, it discusses the changes that will be required and how the agenda will affect the continent’s development path. An underlying theme throughout the book is the role of monetary value and investment for sustainable development: whether through financing, enhanced turnaround resulting from a more educated population, or more socially innovative entrepreneurs.

About the authors

Samuel O. Idowu is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Corporate Social Responsibility at London Guildhall School of Business & Law, London Metropolitan University, UK. He researches in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Corporate Governance, Business Ethics and Accounting and has published in both professional and academic journals since 1989. He is a freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Samuel is the Deputy CEO and First Vice President of the Global Corporate Governance Institute. He has led several edited books in CSR, is the Editor-in-Chief of two Springer’s reference books – the Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility and the Dictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility and an Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility. He is also a Series Editor for Springer’s books on CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance. One of his edited books won the most Outstanding Business Reference book Award of the American Library Association (ALA) in 2016 and another was ranked 18th in the 2010 Top 40 Sustainability Books by, Cambridge University, Sustainability Leadership Programme. Samuel is a member of the Committee of the Corporate Governance Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management (BAM). He is on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Business Administration, Canada and Amfiteatru Economic Journal, Romania. Samuel has delivered a number of Keynote Speeches at national and international conferences and workshops on CSR and has on two occasions 2008 and 2014 won Emerald’s Highly Commended Literati Network Awards for Excellence. To date, Samuel has edited several books in the field of CSR, Sustainability and Governance and has written four forewords to books. Samuel has served as an external examiner to the following UK Universities – Sunderland, Ulster, Anglia Ruskin and Plymouth. He is currently an external examiner at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Teesside University, Middlesbrough and Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Prof. Dr. René Schmidpeter holds the Dr. Juergen Meyer Endowed Chair of International Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility at Cologne Business School (CBS), Germany. He is also a professor at the Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, China; Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia and the academic head of the Zentrum für humane Marktwirtschaft (Centre for Humane Market Economy) in Salzburg, Austria. For more than 15 years, he has worked and done research in the field of corporate social responsibility. He edited several publications on CSR for Springer, for example CSR in Europe (2015), Sustainable Entrepreneurship (2014), Social Innovation (2013) and Corporate Social Responsibility (2012/2015). He is a series editor for Springer’s CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance books, a section editor of the Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility (ECSR) and an editor of the Dictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility (DCSR) as well as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of CSR (Springer).

Liangrong Zu is a specialist in corporate social responsibility, corporate social entrepreneurship, business ethics and sustainability. He has been working for the United Nations and central government for about 20 years. Currently he is a senior program officer for enterprise development, teaching and doing research at International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ILO). Dr. Zu holds a PhD in business and management from Nottingham University Business School, specializing in corporate social responsibility, sustainable enterprise development and social entrepreneurship.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Achieving Sustainable Development Goals 2030 in Africa: A Critical Review of the Sustainability of Western Approaches

    Pages 3-44

    Abdulai, David (et al.)

  • Knowledge Transfer in the African Construction Sector: The CSR and Sustainable Development Nexus

    Pages 45-67

    Seriki, Oluwasegun

  • Sustainable Energy Security for Nigeria Through Innovative Financing Mechanisms

    Pages 69-82

    Oladokun, Nafiu Olaniyi (et al.)

  • Productivity in the Manufacturing Subsector: Issues of Income and Employment Generation for Sustainable Development in Nigeria

    Pages 83-98

    Okeke, Titus Chukwuemezie

  • Goal 16 of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda and Its Implications for Effective Governance and Sustainability in the Nigerian Banking Sector

    Pages 99-122

    Lincoln, Adebimpe (et al.)

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-21154-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Book Subtitle
Business Perspectives for Global Development in 2030
Editors
  • Samuel O. Idowu
  • René Schmidpeter
  • Liangrong Zu
Series Title
CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21154-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21154-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-21153-0
Series ISSN
2196-7075
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 404
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