In recent times the academic world has focused increasing attention on the challenges of corporate sustainability. While the concept of corporate sustainability originated in the context of environmental impact and natural resources, in recent years the concept has been broadened to include various social concerns ranging from animal welfare, human rights and labor conditions, to issues of inequality and social justice. There is now a large literature that provides many insights into the factors driving firms to become more sustainable, the key steps they take to do so, and the impacts of these actions.
This interdisciplinary 4-volume major work brings together the most significant papers from the body of literature on corporate sustainability, drawing from a wide range of research journals. The introductory chapter written by the major work’s editors explores the highlights of the literature therein and identifies directions for future research.