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Picture of Sustainability as a Trend for Competitiveness Challenges

Sustainability as a Trend for Competitiveness Challenges

Author(s): Mihaela Ștefănescu

Book Description

Defining a future development pathway through the lens of sustainability and competitiveness is a unique trademark of any free market. Going beyond this aspect, this book is an invitation to identify relevant correlations between the circular economy, trade, adaptation to climate change, land degradation neutrality, fair-trade, corporate social responsibility, culture, and gender. Among all of these sectors, we are currently witnessing various types of synergies. The key is to distinguish those adaptive solutions which are applicable to real-time changes. This volume scrutinizes the role played by the sustainability agenda in international negotiations, and proposes new perspectives on sustainable management. Through all its chapters, the book focuses on the possibilities to broaden our perspectives when defining policy recommendations.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3759-0
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3759-5
Date of Publication: 01/10/2019
Pages / Size: 164 / A5
Price: £58.99


Mihaela Ștefănescu has extensive experience in the areas of sustainable development, circular economy, waste management and climate change. She has worked in these areas both at the national level, in central public administration, and at the European level, as a seconded national expert to the European Commission. Currently, she is a Senior Counsellor at the Romanian Ministry of Waters and Forests. Her research focuses on integrated approaches related to sustainable development, land degradation neutrality, ecological economy, corporate social responsibility, and resource efficiency. She has published 12 research articles, and holds a PhD in Economics and International Affairs from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. She is also a certified sustainability practitioner member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, Romania.