The sustainable development goals and business

Jones, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-9566-9393, Hillier, David and Comfort, Daphne (2016) The sustainable development goals and business. International Journal of Sales, Retailing and Marketing, 5 (2). pp. 38-48.

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed at a United Nations General Assembly in 2015 embrace an ambitious and wide ranging set of global environmental, social and economic issues designed to effect a transition to a more sustainable future. The United Nations called on all governments to pursue these ambitious goals but also acknowledged the important role of the business community in addressing the SDG’s. This paper offers a preliminary review of the efforts being made to encourage businesses, and more specifically the consumer goods industry, to address the SDGs and offers some wider reflections on the challenges business face in engaging with the SDGs.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5387 Business Ethics
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2016 08:06
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2023 11:25

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