Collaborative engagement for sustainability in the Asia Pacific region: call for papers

Bendell, Jem ORCID logoORCID:, Collins, Eva and Roper, Juliet (2009) Collaborative engagement for sustainability in the Asia Pacific region: call for papers. Business Strategy and the Environment, 18 (6). pp. 415-416.

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The formation of strategic alliances between companies for mutual commercial benefit is a widely used approach by contemporary business. The development of such alliances with non-commercial organisations, such as government agencies and voluntary associations, to deliver social and environmental outcomes, is a more recent phenomenon. In the past decade such cross-sectoral strategic alliances have become a key mechanism for pursuing corporate sustainability and responsibility. By bringing together their respective competencies and resources for the greater good, people in governments, business, civil society and multilateral agencies have sought innovative ways to respond to many contemporary sustainable development challenges: climate change; human security; the prevention and treatment of major diseases; ethics, governance and responsible investment; entrepreneurship and employment; pension and superannuation funds management; and, sustainable financing for development. Globally, the appetite for such strategic alliances and stakeholder engagement appears strong. Over 90% of corporate executives responding to a World Economic Forum survey felt that in future ‘partnerships between business, government, and civil society would play either a major role or some role in addressing key development challenges.’ This interest is paralleled by an expanding literature on inter-organisational relations in management, organisation and international development studies, among other disciplines.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Business Strategy and the Environment
Publisher: Wiley for ERP Environment
ISSN: 1099-0836
Departments: Research Centres > Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS)
Additional Information: A special issue of the journal Business Strategy and the Environment edited by Jem Bendell, Eva Collins and Juliet Roper.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 12:49
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 16:46


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