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The Sustainable Development Goals: Industry Sector Approaches
 

The Sustainable Development Goals: Industry Sector Approaches (Paperback)

By Jones, Peter
By Wynn, Martin

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  • Pub Date
    10 Jan 20

In 2015 the United Nations launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to define and coordinate global priorities and aspirations up until 2030, in response to the economic, social and environmental challenges faced by the planet. Many governments across the world signed up... read full description below.

ISBN 9780367418809
Barcode 9780367418809
Release Date 10 January 2020 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780367418809
ISBN-10 0367418800
Stock Release date is 10 January 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Release Date 10 January 2020
International Release Date 1 November 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Jones, Peter
By Wynn, Martin
Category Sales & Marketing
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Number of Pages 136
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In 2015 the United Nations launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to define and coordinate global priorities and aspirations up until 2030, in response to the economic, social and environmental challenges faced by the planet. Many governments across the world signed up to these goals. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon noted at the outset that business would be a vital partner in achieving the SDGs. This easy-to-digest book provides a critical evaluation of how a range of multinational companies from across different commercial sectors are currently addressing the Sustainable Development Goals and the challenges they are facing in contributing to them The private sector has thus been set the challenge of responding positively in support of the SDGs, whilst at the same time acting in the shorter-term interests of its stakeholders. Using a wealth of illustrative materials drawn from company reports and other sources, this book looks at the response of 80 companies and organisations from eight different industry sectors. It examines the different approaches taken, discusses how far the SDGs are actively supported, and reviews how progress is being assessed against related targets and objectives. In addition to an analysis of each industry sector, the book provides a summary overview of all industry sectors studied, identifying the most and least supported SDGs overall. This book will be of interest to the fast-growing body of academics studying and researching sustainability, as well as to industry managers and public sector operators involved in sustainability management and reporting. It provides detailed commentary and insights, and identifies both key themes from the research and critical issues for the successful implementation of the SDGs in the period up to 2030.

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Author's Bio

Peter Jones is Emeritus Professor in the Business School, University of Gloucestershire, UK. Martin Wynn is Reader in Business Information Systems at the University of Gloucestershire and has written several books on planning and urban growth since the late 1970s.

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