World Sustainability Series

Social Responsibility and Sustainability

How Businesses and Organizations Can Operate in a Sustainable and Socially Responsible Way

Editors: Leal, Walter (Ed.)

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  • Highly interdisciplinary, covering social sciences, economics, business, education, and environmental sciences
  • A comprehensive resource describing social responsibility
  • A sound basis to promote sustainability among enterprises, universities and bioeconomy
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This book comprehensively describes social responsibility and sustainable development, with contributions from scientists and representatives from industry working in the field. The papers are innovative, cross-cutting and many share practice-based experiences, some of which may be replicable elsewhere. Prepared by the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) and the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre (WSD-RTC), it reiterates the current need to promote social responsibility.

Social responsibility and sustainable development are two different concepts, whose integration over the years has led to significant advances in the way enterprises see and perceive their operations. It is not only about policies or steps taken to meet legal requirements, but is also about social equality and environmental accountability, also bearing in mind the links with eco-efficiency, innovation, and the health and wellbeing of workers.

According to ISO 26000, social responsibility is the responsibility of an organisation for the impacts of its decisions and activities on society and the environment, through transparent and ethical behaviour that: 

a) contributes to sustainable development, including health and the welfare of society   

b) takes into account the expectations of stakeholders   

c) is in compliance with applicable law and consistent with international norms of behaviour   

d) is integrated throughout the organisation and practised in its relationships.

But even though the relations between social responsibility and sustainability are strong, it is still necessary to encourage organisations to adhere to, or at least follow the principles of sustainable development in their operations, giving something back to the community. As such, there is a need for a better understanding of how social responsibility is related to sustainable development, and of the identification of processes, methods and tools that may help the integration of these two important elements. There is also a real need to showcase successful examples of how to structure behaviour and institutional practice in line with the sustainability challenges we face today.
Chapter [Reviewing the Stakeholder Value Creation Literature: Towards a Sustainability Approach] is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.


Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)
  • Reviewing the Stakeholder Value Creation Literature: Towards a Sustainability Approach

    Tapaninaho, Riikka (et al.)

    Pages 3-36

  • Innovative Approaches to Organisational Sustainability: State-of-the-Art and Conceptual Framework

    Tourais, Patrícia (et al.)

    Pages 37-56

  • Focusing Sustainable Human Resource Management—Framework for Sustainability Management in Research Organizations

    Kurz, Lisa (et al.)

    Pages 57-73

  • Knowledge, Values and Attitudes Towards Marine Protected Areas in Gozo (Malta)

    Mifsud, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 75-91

  • Social Projects and the Internalization of Sustainability and Social Responsibility: Concepts for the Improvement of Quality of Life

    Seixas, Sônia Regina da Cal (et al.)

    Pages 93-108

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-03561-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Book Subtitle
How Businesses and Organizations Can Operate in a Sustainable and Socially Responsible Way
Editors
  • Walter Leal
Series Title
World Sustainability Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03562-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03562-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03561-7
Series ISSN
2199-7373
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 519
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations, 73 illustrations in colour
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