Special Issue "Sustainable Development for Corporations: Challenges and Opportunities in Climate Change Background"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022.
Interests: energy finance; green finance; financial econometrics; sustainable development
Interests: corporate finance; energy economics; green finance
Interests: environmental economics; climate change; sustainable development
In recent decades, unprecedented climate change has been recognized as one of the most serious environmental issues worldwide threatening a sustainable future for our planet. In response to the reduction of adverse consequences of global warming, the United Nations (UN), among others, call for the active participation of businesses along with agents of public and civil society towards sustainable development. Since the introduction of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2015, corporations have started adopting SDGs as a framework for their sustainability activities to achieve these goals. Setting sustainability agendas targeting SDGs helps enhance the quality of corporate social reporting. However, corporations, especially in developing economies, encounter practical issues at the same time, such as the cost of transitioning to low carbon or carbon-free energy or the cost of technological innovation.
Thus, a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities as well as their relationship in the ongoing process of tackling climate change translates to a high level of sustainable development for corporations, while it has been long devoid of in-depth research. All these considerations motivate the proposal of this Special Issue, which aims to collect studies and research, as well as theoretical contributions, on sustainable development for corporations in the context of climate change.
Topics in this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Corporate sustainability
- Corporate social responsibility practices
- Sustainable management in companies
- Sustainable business models
- Capabilities to foster sustainable management
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Environmental sustainability
- Climate uncertainty
- Green finance and green innovation
Prof. Dr. Xiaohang Ren
Dr. Yukun Shi
Dr. Kun Duan
Dr. Cheng Cheng
Manuscript Submission Information
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- sustainable development
- climate change
- carbon reduction