Abstract

Sustainability has become an ever-increasing issue in today’s world. Countries across the world have had to refocus on sustainability due to the new pressures of climate change. In recent decades, numerous different institutions have become the architectural framework for the promotion and implementation of sustainability in society, namely: governments, non-government organizations, universities, social enterprises, and the private sector. One of the key drivers of sustainability is social enterprise education. This driver has become vital in higher education, as it enables the learner to understand the complex processes of sustainability. This chapter critically explores the interlocking relationship of social enterprise and sustainability. The authors of this chapter present findings from their UKIERI research project entitled “The Benefits of Modifying Social Enterprise within Higher Education’s Social Sciences Curriculum.” Moreover, the authors argue that social enterprise can have a real influence in the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were set out by the United Nations in 2015.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Equal Pillars of Sustainability
EditorsDavid Crowther, Shahla Seifi
PublisherEmerald Group Holdings Ltd.
Chapter3
Pages43-59
Number of pages17
Volume17
ISBN (Electronic)9781803820651
ISBN (Print)9781803820668
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2022

Publication series

NameDevelopments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility
Volume17
ISSN (Print)2043-0523
ISSN (Electronic)2043-0531

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