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Responsible Leadership
Essential to the Achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Edited By

Mike Saks

ISBN 9780367653781
Published November 30, 2022 by Routledge
340 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

With a range of well-respected voices from across the business, political, third sector and research spectrum, this important book provides an accessible insight into responsible leadership. It represents the most comprehensive and informed work on responsible leadership linked to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) produced to date.

This carefully edited volume, based on a collaborative partnership between the Institute for Responsible Leadership (IRL) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), contains twenty chapters in seven parts which address the relationship between responsible leadership and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. These original and accessible contributions discuss progress in a variety of areas relevant to the goals, including climate change and biodiversity, global health, cybercrime, human trafficking, corporate social responsibility, gender, education and social cohesion. The world-leading expert contributors are drawn from a wide range of societies and continents and cover key aspects of responsible leadership in a lively and impactful fashion.

This book is for leaders at every level in the public, private and third sectors, students concerned with responsible leadership, academics and researchers studying leadership in different disciplinary fields, and all those committed to sustainable development and progressing the UN SDGs.

Table of Contents

Part I: Challenges of Responsible Leadership in a National and International Context 

1. Responsible Leadership: Following the Spirit of Nelson Mandela 

Mike Saks 

2. Responsible Leadership and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 

Alex Mejía 

Part II: Leadership and Social Responsibility 

3. Constitutional Ethics, Human Rights and Responsible Leadership 

James M. Durant III 

4. Innovation and Responsible Leadership in Business and Industry 

Sa’ad Sam Medhat 

5. Cybercrime, Digital Technology and Responsible Leadership 

Christiane Wuillamie 

Part III: Responsible Leadership in the Private and Public Sector 

6. Responsible Leadership and Good Governance 

Colin Coulson-Thomas 

7. Privatization, Poverty and Responsible Leadership 

Guy Standing 

8. Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Leadership 

Michael Hopkins 

Part IV: Communication and Responsible Leadership 

9. Emotional Intelligence, Social Cohesion and Responsible Leadership 

Mike Eldon  

10. Intercultural Communication Competence for Responsible Leadership 

Lixian Jin and Martin Cortazzi 

11. Co-Responsible Leadership and Partnership  

Rhiannon Lloyd and Brigid Carroll 

Part V: Education, Professions and Responsible Leadership 

12. School and College Education and Responsible Leadership  

Julie Search-Whittaker and Adrian Sladdin 

13. Responsible Leadership and Higher Education 

Enver Yücel 

14. Professions and Responsible Leadership 

Mike Saks 

Part VI: Responsible Leadership, the Environment and Global Health 

15. COVID-19 and Global Human Health 

Miwako Hosoda 

16. Responsible Leadership, the Climate Crisis and Preserving Planetary Health 

David Zakus 

17. Biodiversity and Responsible Leadership 

Edward Milner 

Part VII: Diversity, Challenge and Change 

18. Responsible Leadership Development: Gender, Diversity and the Route to the Top  

Mahima Mitra, Andromachi Athanasopoulou, Sue Dopson and Michael Smets 

19. Human Trafficking and Responsible Leadership 

Louise Shelley 

20. Youth, Social Media and Responsible Leadership 

Sebastian Hofbauer

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Mike Saks is Emeritus Professor at the University of Suffolk and Visiting Professor at the University of Lincoln and the University of Westminster, UK, and the University of Toronto, Canada. He is also Chair of the United Nations-endorsed Institute for Responsible Leadership. He has published extensively on health, professions, regulation and research methods.