Corporate Sustainability

An Academic Review

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Abstract

This is a review of the concept corporate sustainability. Being the most widely discussed and deliberated topic in the management and corporate literature, this concept has been defined by many academic scholars with their own specific approach. This article makes an attempt to review these approaches and will examine them in the context of the principles of the social quality approach (SQA). The progress and relevance of the United Nation's 2030 sustainable development is also reviewed. The conceptual and methodological redefinition given by SQA scholars and the reasons for their rejection of the tripartite approach to defining sustainability provided in the UN Brundtland Report is also discussed in order to provide a basis for further research into the issue of sustainability and how it relates to the SQA.

Contributor Notes

Varghese Joy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Commerce at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India. He holds a Master's degree and a Bachelor's degree in commerce from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the WFI School of Management, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany, and took part in the International Summer School on “Firms in Society” in 2018. His teaching and research interests include corporate law, mercantile law, corporate sustainability, quality improvement systems, and general management. Email: varghesejoy@rajagiri.edu

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