Title: Achieving sustainable value chains by adopting sustainable development goals: a mapping exercise

Authors: Marina Lourenção; Caroline Krüger; Adriana Fiorani Pennabel; Larissa Marchiori Pacheco; Fábio Henrique Correa Bogado Guimarães; Adriana Cristina Ferreira Caldana

Addresses: School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil ' School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil ' School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil ' School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil ' Federal Institute of Santa Catarina (IFSC), Catholic University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil ' School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

Abstract: Owing the global demand for sustainable interventions and the practitioners' willingness to take into account the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their management processes, it becomes necessary to understand how they are put into practice in the business context. Thus, this study aims to explore how an organisation can operationalise the SDGs in their strategic management, leading to the creation of a sustainable value chain based on a framework developed by the authors. Using a qualitative study based on semi-structured interviews, observations and secondary data sources, a framework is proposed based on the experience of a Brazilian power company. The proposed model (SDG SVCMM) has four dimensions: (1) design of the organisational value chain; (2) mapping of SDGs in the value chain; (3) selection of SDG priorities and (4) impact monitoring. The present study makes a theoretical contribution with a model that aims to link a sustainable value chain with SDGs. Also, the present research can guide managers in their attempt to generate innovative and sustainable solutions to develop sustainable value chains.

Keywords: SDG compass; sustainability; power sector; value chain; strategy; sustainable value chain.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2021.10035509

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2021 Vol.17 No.5, pp.599 - 623

Received: 02 Mar 2020
Accepted: 24 May 2020

Published online: 30 Jul 2021 *

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