Special Issue: Journal of Cleaner Production
Assessing and forecasting the sustainability impact of new ventures: Theories, methods and empirical evidence
The Journal of Cleaner Production has now published a Special Issue on Assessing and forecasting the sustainability impact of new ventures: Theories, methods and empirical evidence. Borderstep Director Prof. Dr. Klaus Fichter is the lead guest editor.
Start-ups are key actors in environmental innovation
This Special Issue highlights founding teams and startups as key players in the implementation of environmental innovations and in new approaches to sustainable business. For entrepreneurship to promote sustainable development, it is crucial to understand how both established firms and new businesses can generate positive sustainability impacts in a targeted way.
Start-up impacts are an ignored research area
The sustainability impact of established companies and their products and services has been a key topic in business-related sustainability research for many years. This is true, for example, in the areas of sustainability-related accounting, sustainability reporting, and entrepreneurship research.
However, the assessment of sustainability impacts of start-ups, for example by means of life cycle assessments or social impact analyses, is a hitherto neglected field of research. The special issue of the Journal of Cleaner Production aims to change that.
The Journal of Cleaner Production is an international, transdisciplinary journal focusing on sustainable business. Guest editors of the special issue are:
- Klaus Fichter, Borderstep Institute and Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Deutschland
- Florian Lüdeke-Freund, ESCP Business School, Germany
- Stefan Schaltegger, Leuphana University, Germany
- Simon Schillebeeckx, Singapore Management University, Singapore
The articles of the Special Issue can be accessed via this link.