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Sustainability &
environment

We feature research that addresses the global challenge of climate change, focusing on areas such as forest management, combating desertification, halting and reversing land degradation and managing water as an essential global resource.

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Business &
technology

We highlight research that aims to solve the challenges around sustainable development in relation to business and technology.

 

 

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Equality &
people

Our initiatives aim to reduce inequalities, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalised populations.

 

We publish social science research that tackles key societal challenges related to sustainability, business and people. Featured research is created by academics who are collaborating across disciplines, and with industry and government, to make a difference to policy, practice and the public.

Sustainable development is one of the greatest challenges of our times and that’s why we specialise in social science research that furthers the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and brings about real change.

We are known for supporting research that places impact at the centre of the research question and seeks to make a tangible difference to society. Our key themes for social science research are: business and technology, equality and people, and sustainability and the environment. 

Explore some of our content in these key areas:

Equality & people

Our initiatives aim to reduce inequalities, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalised populations. Highlighting that equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

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Sustainability & environment

Addressing the global challenge of climate change with the aim of sustainably managing forests, combatting desertification, halting and reversing land degradation and managing water as an essential global resource to provide a sustainable future.

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Not all research is best communicated through an article. We are committed to making research digestible, accessible and quickly available to non-academic audiences, as well as the academic community. This means we are strong supporters of open access publishing as part of our mission to be ‘open to all’.

We are increasingly publishing new formats such as policy briefs, podcasts, practitioner books, debate series and digital resource centres. This is to help authors develop routes to impact and knowledge mobilisation, and help users to make evidence-based decisions that have real impact.

Take a look at some of our recent highlights

News

Emerald Publishing collaborates with ChronosHub to drive open access research through a simplified and improved experience for authors, institutions…

2nd February 2021

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Blog

Author: Andreas Kaplan. A look at the slogans recently introduced by some of the world’s top business schools provides us with an indication that…

2nd February 2021

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Blog

The removal of cannabis and cannabis resin from schedule IV by the UN appears to be a positive move and has been touted to speed up desperately-…

25th January 2021

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