We are delighted to announce the publication of the inaugural issue of Business, Peace and Sustainable Development, which is now available online and as part of the Sustainable Organization Library (SOL)
BPSD is published in association with the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
“Academically, tying business and peace is a relatively new idea. With only a handful of books, a few articles and a couple of special issues on business and peace… we now need an on-going platform for publications on the subject. The new journal Business, Peace and Sustainable Development will address this need. It was announced on the International Day of Peace with the hope it will not only help develop this academic field, but have genuine social impact on the global community.
By Robert G. Eccles & Kathleen Miller Perkins
Many companies now have chief sustainability executives. According to a 2012 MIT Sloan & BCG survey of 2600 companies, 16% were identified as having a “Corporate Sustainability Officer”. And it seems that the CSO profession is growing. According to a 2013 Greenbiz survey, the number of companies with a full time sustainability manager doubled between 1995 and 2003, and again between 2003 and 2008. This rapid growth has begun to taper, but new managers are still being added to companies.
Welcome to the Greenleaf at 21 blog series. To celebrate our 21st birthday, over the next few months we will be sharing original posts by influential Greenleaf authors, in which they discuss how their field has changed over the last 21 years and what they hope to see change in the future. This article by Tim Mohin reflects on the evolution of CSR:
Having worked in both government and industry, I have seen at least two sides of the environmental debate as it matured over the years. It is interesting (at least to me) to reflect on these changes and project the future of the green movement.