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In search of a new social learning for sustainability process in business administration
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This being so, it is an opportune moment for studies in this field. Traditionally, research on social learning for sustainability has been more geared towards ecosystems management and natural resources, resolution of environmental problems, dealing with climate change and fostering environmental learning, as shown in the SEI Project Report (Swartling et al. 2011). However, few studies, in Brazil and the international literature, have examined social learning for sustainability from the perspective of forprofit organisations. This study intends to make its contribution to filling this gap by investigating how the process of social learning for sustainability, undertaken at a for-profit organisation located in Brazil (the chemical company1), considered one of the largest companies in Latin America’s chemical segment, favours negotiation among its network of multiple social actors in the quest for balanced interests.