Special Issue “Journal of Cleaner Production” published
The Journal of Cleaner Production has now published a special issue on assessing and forecasting the impact of new ventures on sustainability. Borderstep Director Prof. Dr. Klaus Fichter is one of the guest editors.
Start-ups implement environmental innovations
The Special Issue highlights entrepreneurs and start-ups as key players in the implementation of environmental innovations and new approaches to cleaner production. For entrepreneurship to promote sustainable development, it is crucial to understand how established firms and emerging young companies have a positive impact on sustainability.
Assessment of sustainability impacts of start-ups hardly researched so far
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 fields of social and sustainability accounting and reporting as well as 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 neglected area 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 research and practice in the fields of cleaner production, the environment and sustainability. Through the articles we publish, the publication aims to help society become more sustainable.
Guest editors of the special issue are:
- Klaus Fichter, Borderstep Institute and Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany
- Florian Lüdeke-Freund, ESCP Europe Business School, Germany
- Stefan Schaltegger, Leuphana University, Germany
- Simon Schillebeeckx, Management-University Singapore, Singapore
The articles of the Special Issue can be accessed via this link.
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