New book about the interaction between sustainability, innovation and transformation2021-09-22
Three researchers connected to Karlstad Business School and Service Research Center (CTF) at Karlstad University have, as a part of the work within PRME, written a new book - Business Transformation for a Sustainable Future.
Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a part of the UN Global Compact initiative, and it is a systematic way of working towards improvement, change and learning, as well as collaboration and communication with society.
Dr Samuel Petros Sebhatu, professor Bo Enquist and professor Bo Edvardsson are behind the book Business Transformation for a Sustainable Future, which acts as an extension of the work within PRME, on an international level.
- The book is about an expanded social responsibility for businesses and organisations, in order to take on global challenges, says Dr Samuel Petros Sebhatu. Sustainability in practice must be based on a more comprehensive view of the interaction between sustainability, innovation and transformation, in order to meet the complex challenges that businesses and society are facing.
The book takes its starting-point in several different societal challenges. For example, the need for a transformation towards a sustainable society, that makes a real difference and deals with interacting, accelerating changes - digitisation, globalisation and climate change.
The book is based on international research, and contains an overview of contributions from different social sciences. Through different examples and case studies, the book describes something that could be called best practice - ways forward, that can achieve the transformations needed.
- Technological advances can solve some of the challenges, but we also need more fundamental behavioural changes, says professor Bo Edvardsson.
What is the target audience of the book?
- The book will be distributed globally and is intended for master’s students. Researchers and practitioners who want to understand the global challenges regarding sustainability on a deeper level beyond “green-washing”, will find use for it, says Professor Bo Enquist.