Many new challenges including competitiveness are emerging for sustainable business during this era of disruption. This book analyses these challenges to sustainable development and growth and addresses the impact of corporate social responsibility on the competitiveness of organisations.

The authors analyse the major challenges for competitiveness of sustainable business in the Covid-19 era, taking into account a new business environment amid major global risks and uncertainties linked to climate change, pandemics, Russian-Ukrainian war and intuitions of forthcoming new world economic crisis. The monograph consists of five parts: 1) Sustainable Development Goals and the role of business 2) Climate change, covid 19, fragile political situation and business; 3) Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Social Hypocrisy, 4) Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Social Hypocrisy and competitiveness of business; 5) Case study on the impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on competitiveness with the impediments of Corporate Social Hypocrisy. The book presents new insights in assessing the impact of CSR on competitiveness of companies with the impediments of social hypocrisy. The developed framework and case study allows to develop valuable policy and managerial implications for sustainable business and engagements in corporate social responsibility as well to show the danger of corporate social hypocrisy for competitiveness.

This book will be of value to researchers, academics, and students in the fields of CSR, organizational management, business ethics and responsible business.

Introduction   Chapter 1: Sustainable development goals and the role of business   Chapter 2: Climate change and post Covid fragile political situation challenges for business   Chapter 3: Corporate social responsibility and corporate social hypocrisy   Chapter 4: CSR, CHP and competitiveness of business   Chapter 5: Case study on the impact of CSR on the competitiveness of companies with impediments of corporate social hypocrisy   Conclusions