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Lozano, R., Carpenter, A. & Sammalisto, K. (2020). Analysing organisational change management in seaports: Stakeholder perception, communication, drivers for, and barriers to sustainability at the Port of Gävle. In: European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs. Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysing organisational change management in seaports: Stakeholder perception, communication, drivers for, and barriers to sustainability at the Port of Gävle
2020 (English)In: European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs, Springer, 2020Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2020
Series
Strategies for Sustainability, ISSN 2212-5450
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31933 (URN)978-3-030-36463-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-02-20 Created: 2020-02-20 Last updated: 2020-02-20Bibliographically approved
Lozano, R. (2020). Analysing the use of tools, initiatives, and approaches to promote sustainability in corporations. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 27(2), 982-998
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysing the use of tools, initiatives, and approaches to promote sustainability in corporations
2020 (English)In: Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, ISSN 1535-3958, E-ISSN 1535-3966, Vol. 27, no 2, p. 982-998Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Interest in sustainability from the corporate sector is evidenced by over 13,000 companiesin 160 countries that have signed the United Nations Global Compact. In thiscontext, a number of tools, initiatives, and approaches (TIAs), e.g., circular economy,corporate social responsibility, eco-efficiency, life cycle assessment, and sustainabilityreporting have been developed by and for corporations to engage and promote sustainabilitywithin their systems. Each of the TIAs has advantages when addressingsustainability issues and the company system's elements, but it has disadvantages indealing with their complexities and interactions. Relying only on one TIA results in alimited contribution to sustainability, whereas using too many TIAs wastes resourcesand energy. The Corporate and Industrial Voluntary Initiatives for Sustainability(CIVIS) has been proposed to better combine the TIAs. A survey was developed toinvestigate the use of 24 TIAs. The survey was sent to a database of 5,299 organisations(of which 3,603 were companies), from which 202 responses were obtained.The responses were analysed using ratio analysis, principal component analysis, andcluster analysis. The responses show that some TIAs are well known and providegood results when used, for example, corporate social responsibility, corporate sustainability,and Global Reporting Initiative reports. The analyses show a number ofgroups of the TIAs that can help to better combine them. The paper updates theCIVIS framework in order to provide clearer guidance on how to combine the TIAs. Acombination of between four and six initiatives appears to be most effective way topromote sustainability. The TIAs can help to promote sustainability in corporations,but they need to be combined correctly in order to address holistically the fourdimensions of sustainability, the system elements, and stakeholders, while avoidingduplication of tasks and wasting resources.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2020
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering Business Administration Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31155 (URN)10.1002/csr.1860 (DOI)000501359000001 ()2-s2.0-85076149378 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-12-02 Created: 2019-12-02 Last updated: 2020-03-11Bibliographically approved
Lozano, R. & Barreiro-Gen, M. (2020). COVID-19 outbreak impacts on organisations and their sustainability efforts. In: : . Paper presented at Online Conference on Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities. St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>COVID-19 outbreak impacts on organisations and their sustainability efforts
2020 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
sustainability, organisations, priorities, environmental issues
National Category
Environmental Sciences Economics and Business
Research subject
Sustainable Urban Development
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-32387 (URN)
Conference
Online Conference on Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities. St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON)
Available from: 2020-06-03 Created: 2020-06-03 Last updated: 2020-06-04Bibliographically approved
Carpenter, A. & Lozano, R. (Eds.). (2020). European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs. Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs
2020 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2020. p. 345
Series
Strategies for Sustainability, ISSN 2212-5450
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31925 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-36464-9 (DOI)978-3-030-36463-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-02-20 Created: 2020-02-20 Last updated: 2020-02-20Bibliographically approved
Carpenter, A. & Lozano, R. (2020). Introduction, chapter summary, and conclusions from the book. In: European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs (pp. 1-17). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction, chapter summary, and conclusions from the book
2020 (English)In: European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs, Springer, 2020, p. 1-17Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2020
Series
Strategies for Sustainability, ISSN 2212-5450
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31930 (URN)978-3-030-36463-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-02-20 Created: 2020-02-20 Last updated: 2020-02-20Bibliographically approved
Carpenter, A. & Lozano, R. (2020). Proposing a framework for anchoring sustainability relationships between ports and cities. In: European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs (pp. 37-51). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Proposing a framework for anchoring sustainability relationships between ports and cities
2020 (English)In: European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs, Springer, 2020, p. 37-51Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2020
Series
Strategies for Sustainability, ISSN 2212-5450
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31931 (URN)978-3-030-36463-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-02-20 Created: 2020-02-20 Last updated: 2020-02-20Bibliographically approved
Fobbe, L., Lozano, R. & Carpenter, A. (2020). Proposing a holistic framework to assess sustainability performance in seaports. In: European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs (pp. 149-168). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Proposing a holistic framework to assess sustainability performance in seaports
2020 (English)In: European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs, Springer, 2020, p. 149-168Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2020
Series
Strategies for Sustainability, ISSN 2212-5450
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31932 (URN)978-3-030-36463-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-02-20 Created: 2020-02-20 Last updated: 2020-02-20Bibliographically approved
Lozano, R. & Garcia, I. (2020). Scrutinizing sustainability change and its institutionalization in organizations. Frontiers in Sustainability
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Scrutinizing sustainability change and its institutionalization in organizations
2020 (English)In: Frontiers in SustainabilityArticle in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Organizations (i.e., civil society, corporations, and public sector organizations) havebeen instrumental in driving sustainability. In the last decade, there has been anincreasing interest in organizational sustainability, and an increase of organizationalchange management for sustainability. Although, there have been many effortsaimed at incorporating sustainability in organizations, incorporating, integrating, andinstitutionalizing sustainability in organizations is still under-researched. A survey wasdeveloped for investigating the importance of how sustainability has been embeddedin organizations’ system elements. The survey was sent to a database of 5,299contacts from different organizations worldwide. From the total, 281 useable responses(6.78%) for the organizational change part were obtained. The variables analyzed weremainly ordinal scales, therefore, non-parametric methods were used for the analyses,including descriptive, Friedman test for ranking, and Kruskal Wallis and Wilcoxon testsfor comparisons.More than 90%of the responding organizations have been working withsustainability for more than 5 years. The main driving forces for sustainability have beenmotivated equally by external stimuli and internal factors. The focus on sustainability andrecognition of the impacts that the organization has are fairly aligned. The findings showthat the main areas, from the start and during the changes, have been on governance,management and strategy, and operations and production. The majority of the changeswere effected between six and seven systems elements, which indicates a large degreeof institutionalization. The comparison tests show that the nature of the organization playsa key role for where the sustainability changes start, and how the changes affect systemelements. The research highlights that it inconsequential where sustainability changesstart, as long as sustainability is adopted throughout all the system elements, includinginternal and external stakeholders. Planning sustainability changes must address its fourdimensions holistically, as well as technical, managerial, and organizational issues, andthe organization’s stakeholders.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frontiers Media S.A., 2020
Keywords
organizations, sustainability, change management, institutionalization, drivers, impacts
National Category
Economics and Business Business Administration Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-32320 (URN)10.3389/frsus.2020.00001 (DOI)
Available from: 2020-05-17 Created: 2020-05-17 Last updated: 2020-05-18Bibliographically approved
Ceulemans, K., Scarff Seatter, C., Molderez, I., Van Liedekerke, L. & Lozano, R. (2020). Unfolding the complexities of the sustainability reporting process in higher education: a case study in the University of British Columbia. In: Walter Leal Filho, Paulo R. Borges de Brito, Fernanda Frankenberger (Ed.), International Business, Trade and Institutional Sustainability: (pp. 1043-1070). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unfolding the complexities of the sustainability reporting process in higher education: a case study in the University of British Columbia
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2020 (English)In: International Business, Trade and Institutional Sustainability / [ed] Walter Leal Filho, Paulo R. Borges de Brito, Fernanda Frankenberger, Springer, 2020, p. 1043-1070Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sustainability reporting is an important tool for the assessment and communication of sustainability performance in the corporate world; however, it is still in its early stages in higher education. Only a limited number of universities around the world have published sustainability reports, and there is still a lack of empirical evidence of how the sustainability reporting process is organized and how it contributes to sustainability integration in higher education. The aim of this paper is to provide in-depth insights into the complexities of the sustainability reporting process. A case study is presented on sustainability reporting in The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, covering the period of 2008–2014. The case consists of document analysis and interviews with the internal actors of the sustainability reporting process at UBC. In the study, it was found that even in an institution with a deliberate sustainability strategy and integration process, sustainability reporting is a complex undertaking. Some of the key elements adding complexity to the reporting process are the search for suitable lead authors and relevant content for the reports in consecutive reporting cycles; the different aims that reporting tries to achieve simultaneously for the sustainability integration process; and suitably addressing the different internal stakeholders that are involved in the reporting process in higher education. In order to reduce complexity in universities, assigning an internal hybrid actor to facilitate the reporting process could be helpful. Unfolding the key complexities arising when undertaking consecutive reporting cycles can help internal actors of other institutions to better design and implement the process of sustainability reporting and integration in their universities. © 2020, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2020
Series
World Sustainability Series, ISSN 2199-7373, E-ISSN 2199-7381
Keywords
Higher education, Sustainability integration strategies, Sustainability performance, Sustainability reporting
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30997 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-26759-9_61 (DOI)2-s2.0-85074689688 (Scopus ID)978-3-030-26758-2 (ISBN)978-3-030-26759-9 (ISBN)
Note

Funding:

University of British Columbia

Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek

Available from: 2019-11-20 Created: 2019-11-20 Last updated: 2019-11-20Bibliographically approved
Lozano, R., Fobbe, L., Carpenter, A. & Sammalisto, K. (2019). Analysing sustainability changes in seaports: experiences from the Gävle Port Authority. Sustainable Development, 27(3), 409-418
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysing sustainability changes in seaports: experiences from the Gävle Port Authority
2019 (English)In: Sustainable Development, ISSN 0968-0802, E-ISSN 1099-1719, Vol. 27, no 3, p. 409-418Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ports are under increasing pressure to become more sustainable. Although some ports have been including sustainability into their operations, this has been mainly done from economic and environmental perspectives and technological or policy‐related approaches, while there has been little research on organisational change management for sustainability. This paper analyses organisational change efforts for sustainability at the Port of Gävle, Sweden. Twenty‐three face‐to‐face interviews were conducted with various stakeholders. The findings show that there were differences in perception of sustainability; but similarities in the drivers for and the barriers to sustainability (with some key differences between the internal and external stakeholders). This research shows that, in their journey towards becoming more sustainable, ports have to take a holistic approach encompassing the four dimensions of sustainability (economic, environmental, social, and time); their stakeholders (internal and external); and legislative, technological, financial, cultural/social, voluntary initiatives, and organisational change management approaches.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Keywords
barriers to sustainability, drivers for sustainability, organisational change management, Port of Gävle, sustainability
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-29056 (URN)10.1002/sd.1913 (DOI)000472585500015 ()2-s2.0-85057952481 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding:

- Port of Gävle Authority 

Available from: 2019-01-05 Created: 2019-01-05 Last updated: 2020-01-08Bibliographically approved
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