This book is a truly interdisciplinary publication, useful to scholars, social movements, practitioners and members of governmental agencies and private companies, undertaking research and/or executing projects focusing on social responsibility and sustainability from across the world.Sustainable development has become a matter of central concern to both public institutions and enterprises. Indeed, for many companies, a due emphasis to environmental issues is not only positive from the point of view of environmental gains, but also to the image of the business. Often, but not always, this is reflected in the preparation of formal strategies and programmes, which entail their institutional strategies and visions. The wide area of social responsibility, often known as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), entails elements of social equality and environmental accountability, and eco-efficiency. Due to their complexity, the interrelations between social responsibility and sustainable development need to be better understood. There is also a real need to showcase successful examples of how public institutions and companies are handling their sustainability challenges. It is against this background that this book has been produced.
Chapter 1. Appropriation of disaster risk reduction in Brazil: relations between civil defense and urban planning as a social process leading to sustainability.- Chapter 2. Social Advancement as a Critical Success Factor in a Model of Translation and Control of Strategy in Agro-industrial Cooperatives.- Chapter 3. Architecture-oriented agile approach for sustainability reporting.- Chapter 4. Sustainable Procurement Process: A Case Study at a Public Higher Education Institution in Brazil.- Chapter 5. How the perception of employees can help to address management and operation challenges towards more sustainable sanitary landfills: a case study of Curitiba and Metropolitan Area.- Chapter 6. Comparative analysis of the sustainable practices based on social responsibility guidelines of personal hygiene, perfumery and cosmetics companies in Brazil.- Chapter 7. Sharing economy: Sensegiving of strategic decisions towards sustainability.- Chapter 8. Social Responsibility as a Competitive Advantage for Companies: a sustainability research in Paraná's cooperatives in Brazil.- Chpater 9. Deployment of Sustainable Development Framework in Export Manufacturing Firms for the Common Good.- Chapter 10. Discussion of new product development process based on the supply chain in the context of Industry 4.0.- Chapter 11. (Non-)compliance with public finance laws, sustainability and social responsibility: A critical analysis of the use of mining taxation in Canaã dos Carajás (Pará, Brazil)