"Better Retail, Better World": A Commentary on British Retailers and the Sustainable Development Goals

Jones, Peter and Comfort, Daphne (2018) "Better Retail, Better World": A Commentary on British Retailers and the Sustainable Development Goals. Journal of Public Affairs. ISSN 1472-3891 (In Press)

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Abstract

The British Retail Consortium’s Better Retail Better World initiative launched in 2018 looks to mobilise the retail industry to make a leading contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This short commentary paper outlines the features of this initiative and offers some reflections on some of the challenges British retailers seem likely to face in looking to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. These challenges include the strategic prioritisation of SDGs, issues of measurement and metrics, communicating the retailers’ position on the SDGs to consumers and the stakeholders, the retailers’ financial commitment to the SDGs within a difficult trading environment and fundamental tensions between sustainability and economic growth.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: Early View Online Version of Record before inclusion in an issue 26 December 2018
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5387 Business Ethics
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5428 Retail Trade
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business and Technology > Business & Enterprise Management
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2018 15:53
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2019 16:46
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6347

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