Sustainable Economy and Emerging Markets provides a snapshot of the different dimensions of sustainability and analyses how they interact and configure themselves, case by case, in selected emerging economies. The parameters of economic growth in developing economies are explored in the context of systems, climate change, and environmental challenges.

With contributions from a range of business academics, economists, and practitioners, this book conveys a picture of the complex nature of the new global business environment, especially the geopolitical dynamics of emerging countries, and breaks down the challenges across geographic fault lines, offering insights into current business practice. By adopting an in-depth case study approach, this edited book offers and discusses examples from several emerging markets and elucidates how these organisations have modelled business based on sustainable development in its various forms.

This book will prove valuable reading for students and scholars of international business, international trade, sustainability, and development.

chapter |10 pages


Sustainable economy and emerging markets
ByStefania Paladini, Suresh George

part Part I|2 pages

chapter 1|19 pages

Dimensions of sustainability in impoverished contexts in emerging economies

ByStefanie Beninger, Matthew Wilson

chapter 2|16 pages

Public–private partnership as a mechanism to encourage MNEs’ contributions to sustainable development goals

Insights from Brazilian experience
ByLeonardo Elizeire Bremermann, Roman Teplov, Sina Mortazavi, Juha Väätänen, Suraksha Gupta

chapter 3|17 pages

MNEs’ sustainability challenges and corporate social responsibility in emerging markets

The case of Amway
ByWon-Yong Oh, Rami Jung, Young Kyun Chang, Yeojin Kim

chapter 4|14 pages

The Belt and Road Initiative

Infrastructure and sustainable development
ByNeil Renwick

part Part II|2 pages

chapter 5|14 pages

A tale of two debt crises

The IMF and the unsustainable development of Ghana
ByJames Silverwood, Jeremy F. Moulton

chapter 6|20 pages

Political economy of Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME) Finance

Lessons from Root Capital
ByMine Aysen Doyran

chapter 7|22 pages

Perspectives on governance and development of sustainable economy

Institutional policies, challenges, and scenarios in Kenya
ByAndrew Amayo

chapter 8|20 pages

Democracy, sustainability, and economic growth

The case of Bangladesh’s garment industry
ByKrish Saha, Stefania Paladini

part Part III|2 pages

chapter 9|13 pages

Work time and environmental impact in a global perspective

ByAlexandra Arntsen, Bruce Philp

chapter 10|12 pages

Green innovation in South Asia’s clothing industry

Issues and challenges
ByAmira Khattak

chapter 12|13 pages

Innovative business models towards sustainability

Specificities and challenges on the Russian market
ByAnna Veselova, Yulia Aray, Anna Levchenko, Dmitri Knatko

chapter 13|17 pages

E-waste and sustainability in a changing environment

A Behavioural Economics approach
ByXavier Pierron

chapter |3 pages


Many paths to sustainability, an underlying philosophy
ByStefania Paladini, Suresh George