1st Edition

Implementing Triple Bottom Line Sustainability into Global Supply Chains

Edited By Lydia Bals, Wendy Tate Copyright 2016

    The global sustainability challenge is urgent, tremendous and increasing. From an ecological perspective, the current worldwide resource footprint requires approximately 1.5 planets to sustain existing life, and with current usage would require two planets by 2030. The social impact of ever-growing resource use disproportionately affects the world’s poor – the 3 billion people living on less than $2.50 a day, as they struggle to acquire what is needed to survive. The serious ecological and social challenges we face in trying to establish global sustainable supply chains must not be underestimated, yet so far research has largely ignored the social dimension in favour of the environmental and economic.

    So how can we develop business strategies that move away from a primary economic focus and give equal weight to people, planet and profit? How can we create sustainable supply chains that take a true triple-bottom-line approach?Implementing Triple Bottom Line Sustainability into Global Supply Chains features innovative research, highlighting new cases, approaches and concepts in how to successfully implement sustainability – covering economic, ecological and social dimensions – into global supply chains. The four parts cover the rationale for sustainable global supply chains, key enablers, case studies showing clear implementation steps, and directions for future research and development.This book is a must-read for any academic researching in sustainable supply chain management, procurement or business strategy, and for business leaders seeking cases that will inform a critical step forward for CSR programmes.

    1. The journey from triple bottom line (TBL) sustainable supply chains to TBL shared value chain designLydia Bals, University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Germany; Copenhagen Business School, DenmarkWendy L. Tate, University of Tennessee, USA 2. Are we really doing the “right thing”? Anne Touboulic, Cardiff University, UKEhimen Ejodame, Nigerian Air Force 3.Supply chain resilienceEdgar Bellow, NEOMA Business School, France 4. A mixed-methods analysis of the effect of global sustainable supply chain management on firm performanceJean-Paul Meutcheho, Lawrence Technological University, USA 5. Mapping networks and the influence on the natural environmentLisa M. Ellram, Farmer School of Business, Miami University, USAWendy L. Tate , University of Tennessee, USA 6. Integrating sustainability reporting into global supply chains in Asia and the PacificMasato Abe and Michelle Chee, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Thailand 7. The sustainability blind spotNik C. Steinberg, Four Twenty Seven Climate Solutions8. Evaluating supply chain networks by incorporating the triple dimensions of sustainability paradigmAnthony Halog and Nga H. Nguyen, University of Queensland, Australia 9. The valorization of social sustainabilityClaire Moxham, University of Liverpool Management School, UKKatri Kauppi, Aalto University, Finland 10. The role of business schools in developing leaders for triple bottom line sustainabilityTim London, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa 11. Sustainable supply chain in a social enterpriseGloria Camacho, Tecnológico de Monterrey, MexicoMario Vázquez-Maguirre, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico 12. Sustainable procurement in social enterprisesSreevas Sahasranamam, Indian Institute of Management KozhikodeChristopher Ball, Stirling Management School, UK 13. Sustainable supply chain management and the role of trust at the base of the pyramid (BoP)Sigfried Eisenmeier, Zeppelin University, Germany 14. Addressing the triple bottom lineEmily Jervis, Joanne Meehan and Claire Moxham, University of Liverpool Management School, UK 15. Value chain connectedness as a framework for sustainability governanceMark Heuer, Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna University, USA 16. Sustainable bio-based supply chains in light of the Nagoya ProtocolFreedom-Kai Phillips, University of Ottawa, Canada 17. Promoting socially responsible purchasing (SRP)Simon Bartczek, Janjaap Semeijn and Lieven Quintens, Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, The Netherlands18. Sustainable business model and supply chain conceptionsFlorian Lüdeke-Freund, University of Hamburg, Germany19. A network perspective on the TBL in global supply chainsLance W. Saunders, Virginia Commonwealth University, USAWendy L. Tate, University of Tennessee, USAJoe Miemczyk, Audencia Nantes School of Management, FranceGeorge A. Zsidisin, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA


    Bals, Lydia; Tate, Wendy