This book deals with the main challenges of sustainable development and the role of sustainable business and corporate social responsibility in implementing these challenges through sustainable leadership and innovations. It includes the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainability and emphasizes the importance of achieving a socio-environmental balance in society. The theoretical frameworks and insights from sustainable development implementations on macro and micro levels, as well as the practical examples and case studies provided to introduce the concept of sustainable leadership and its impact on sustainable business development, are a scientific novelty in the field of sustainability. The book is comprised of six interconnected chapters that sequentially reveal the principal provisions of sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, and sustainable leadership, together with their correlations.
• Provides cutting-edge examples and case studies of sustainable leadership, viewed as the most significant means for the creation of sustainable organizational culture
• Includes case studies on the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainability
• Addresses scientific aspects of sustainable development and its challenges
• Discusses issues of sustainable development at different scales, ranging from macro to mirco levels
• Provides policy implications for sustainable business development
The theoretical framework and practical case studies presented in Sustainable Development, Leadership, and Innovations make it an invaluable resource and guide to both the academic and business communities. Business leaders, policy makers, and other professionals, as well as academics and graduate students, will all benefit greatly from this text.
Table of Contents
Authors. Preface. Acknowledgment. Sustainable Development and Organizational Sustainability. Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Commitments to Employees. Management and Leadership. Sustainable Leadership. Sustainable Leadership Practices. Sustainable Innovations. Conclusions. References. Index.
Prof. Dr. Dalia Streimikiene is a professor at Vilnius University, Kaunas Faculty and Leading Research Associate at Lithuanian Energy Institute. Her main area of research is sustainable development, sustainability assessment, and corporate social responsibility. She is an author of more than 100 papers published in international journals and an invited Editor for several special issues of Sustainability journals. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal Transformations in Business and Economics. Prof. Asta Mikalauskiene is a professor at Vilnius University, Kaunas Faculty. Her main area of research is sustainable development, assessment, and corporate social responsibility. She is the author of many papers published in international journals and referred at WoS (web of science). Dr. Remigijus Ciegis is a professor at Vilnius University, Kaunas Faculty. His main area of research is sustainable development, assessment, and environmental regulation. He is an author of more than 20 scientific monographs in sustainable development area.