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Innovations for sustainable development: Moving toward a sustainable future

Silvestre, Bruno S., Ţîrcă, Diana Mihaela
Journal of cleaner production 2019 v.208 pp. 325-332
industry, professionals, society, supply chain, sustainable communities
The view that innovation is a key driver for sustainability is widely accepted among scholars, industry professionals, and government representatives. This is due to the fact that sustainable development is a pressing issue that requires immediate action and changes from governments, industry, and society as whole. This article reviews the literature on innovations that can lead to transformations in individuals, organizations, supply chains, and communities toward a sustainable future. Although many of the articles explored in this review report on existing urgent environmental and social issues, their findings, recommendations, and contributions are encouraging as we make progress toward a sustainable society through innovation and change. This article reviews the diversity of innovation for Sustainable Development in the literature, proposes a typology of such a phenomenon, provides an overview of key articles based on the primary subjects they address, and identifies a series of recommendations for the future development of the field.