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.
We highlight research that aims to solve the challenges around sustainable development in relation to business and technology.
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.
Business & technology
Emerald highlight how sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs, as well as the infrastructure that is crucial to achieving sustainable development.
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.
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
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
22nd January 2021
22nd January 2021
Entrants to the hidden REF competition now have until May to enter their submissions. The extension comes in response to the ongoing UK lockdown and…
21st January 2021
Author: Erica Sunarjo, a professional writer, translator, and editor with a Master's degree in Marketing and Social Media. It’s commonly believed…
18th January 2021
Academic culture and practices around research evaluation have taken a hit in recent years, with stakeholders across the ecosystem pushing for change…
11th January 2021
Author: Dr Diann Rodgers-Healey In a year marked by the unprecedented global Covid-19 pandemic, the stark reality of its impact on women globally in…
5th January 2021
In the following interview, Professor Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director of the Software Sustainability Institute and Chair of the hidden REF…
14th December 2020
It’s only right to give credit where it’s due, but that isn’t always how it works in academia. Often the contributors that underpin research are…
14th December 2020
Recent messages from the Prime Minister of Mauritius, presented at the Qatar-based World Innovation Summit for Health, can be taken as an indication…
10th December 2020