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Linking Sustainable Supply Chain Management with the Sustainable Development Goals: Indicators, Scales and Substantive Impacts

  • Anthony AlexanderEmail author
  • Izabela Delabre
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Part of the Greening of Industry Networks Studies book series (GINS, volume 7)

Abstract

From the discipline of business and management studies, literature in sustainable supply chain management (SSCM), performance measurement and management (PMM), and scales, both temporal and spatial, global and post-global, provide concepts to explore how the SDGs may be met. The scalar nature of the 232 performance metrics and indicators help illustrate the opportunities for progress and challenges to overcome. The chapter builds on recent empirical work in international development and SSCM involving the use of PMM and data science to study how the SDGs can be understood and acted upon. This chapter provides a summary of this work, looking at various SDGs, their related metrics, and the business and management implications of these.

Keywords

Environment Scale Data Metrics Performance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of SussexBrightonUK

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