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Ecocentric management mindset: a framework for corporate sustainability

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Author(s):
Araujo, Cecilia Lobo [1] ; Picavet, Marc Eric Barda [1] ; Sartoretto, Cristina Aparecida Pires de Souza [1] ; Dalla Riva, Enrico [1] ; Hollaender, Paulo Sodre [1]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] FGV EAESP, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS; AUG 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Purpose This study aims to propose a framework to drive organizations, and particularly multinational enterprises, to understand and internalize a sustainable mindset for implementing efficient and effective corporate sustainability initiatives and helping them achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs). Design/methodology/approach The framework is based on the bidirectional iterative process of the flexible pattern matching methodology. The literature on ecocentric management was examined from top to bottom in its dialogue with corporate sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The bottom-up phase was based on highly visible deviant cases of companies that were significantly recognized for their CSR or for their sustainability programs but became well-known examples of unsustainability. Additionally, an illustrative case was analyzed to examine the mindset in practice. Findings The study offers a framework based on six constructs that were identified in ecocentric management literature. It translates the ecocentric management mindset framework into behaviors for organizations that want to conduct efficient sustainable programs that help them achieve the SDGs. Originality/value The proposed new framework highlights the conceptual pillars of ecocentric management, and offers practical and theoretical perspectives on how sustainability can be better addressed at the corporate level, and help achieve the SDGs. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/26505-5 - Enablers and barriers to policy innovation: addressing sustainability challenges in cities of the developing world
Grantee:Marc Eric Barda Picavet
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate