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Editorial Introduction: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Sustainable Supply Chains in the Post-global Economy

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Natalia YakovlevaORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a book chapter that has been published in its final definitive form by Springer, 2019.

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Renewed global developmental priorities set by the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 provide a new impetus for business 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 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 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 the global supply chains are contested in the climate of a 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.

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Author(s): Yakovleva N, Frei R, Rama Murthy S

Editor(s): Yakovleva,N; Frei,R; Rama Murthy,S

Series Editor(s): Joseph Sarkis and Diego Vazquez-Brust

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Supply Chains in the Post-global Economy

Year: 2019

Pages: 240

Print publication date: 29/05/2019

Acceptance date: 16/04/2019

Series Title: Greening of Industry Book Series

Number of Volumes: 1

Publisher: Springer

Place Published: Switzerland


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-15066-2

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ISBN: 9783030150662