Latin American J. of Management for Sustainable Development (8 papers in press)
Examining the relationship between Brazils country brand equity and the specific conations towards the country
by Maria Gabriela Montanari
Abstract: This article aimed to verify the relationship between Brazils country brand equity of Brazil and the purchase intentions (so called conations) towards this country, because this is an emerging country that has a potential in the international market. A survey was conducted with foreign students and an analysis based on structural equation modeling technique was carried out. Our findings suggest that Brazils country brand equity positively influences conations towards this country in terms of investment, business and work. These results are of substantial value to international marketing managers and government authorities designing country brand communications, especially in a highly competitive scenario. For instance, the government can adjust marketing programs aimed to international consumers and the trade of products abroad and also to modify the campaigns of Brazilian brands internationally, focusing in attributes related to business.
Keywords: Country brand. Country brand equity. Conations. Purchase intentions. Brazil. Investment. Business. Work.
Volunteer work and happiness: a systematic literature review with sustainable development approach.
by Pedro Augusto Bertucci Lima, Enzo Barberio Mariano
Abstract: A happier life has always been the goal of human society. This view has recently gained attention from the scientific world, which usually divides it into two principal groups: the hedonics, who believe that happiness is the balance of pleasures and dissatisfactions; and the eudaimonics who, based on the Aristotelian thought of virtues, focus on the good life of the majority of beings, not only the individual. These concepts can enhance economic studies about how issues such as unemployment, inflation and income can influence people\'s well-being. Also, in a period in which the economy is not the main reason for real happiness, and the world needs a closer approach to sustainable development practices, voluntary work can be a reliable way to help the increase of individual well-being as well as that of society, since there is evidence of a positive relationship between the practice of volunteer work and well-being. This paper concluded, based on a literature review, that volunteer work is an important factor for a more sustainable and happier world.rn
Keywords: happiness; well-being; volunteer work; sustainable development; review.
Waste Management through Industrial Symbiosis: Case Study Approach
by SNEHA KUMARI
Abstract: In the transformation of the raw material to final products a lot of wastes are generated which can be reduced, recycled, reutilized or repaired leading to industrial symbiosis. The aim of the paper is to explore case studies for reutilization of wastes. The paper has taken case studies from China and Kalaundborg which has made an industrial symbiosis by sharing the wastes as byproducts with other industries. The paper undergoes secondary data study to explore the sustainable of the wastes generated from the agro-based industries. The author has come out with sustainable measures for reuse and reutilization of waste produced from agro-based industries. The paper finds a good place for a sustainable waste and industrial symbiosis.
Keywords: Industrial symbiosis; Waste ; Sustainability; Agro-based industries.
A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW ON SUSTAINABLE LOGISTICS
by Diego Delmonico, Barbara Bezerra
Abstract: Sustainability has been a trending topic for researchers and the logistics have a major role for the sustainable operations and sustainable supply chain. However, the specific concept of sustainable logistics is still lacking studies and there is no sistematizing approach to unveil what have been produced under this particular concept. The objective of this study is to conduct a systematic literature review on the concept of sustainable logistics. The results indicate that there is still a need to address the specific concepts and three dimensions of sustainability in logistics. The paper contributes to researchers and professionals by pointing to future research in this field and synthetically presenting what has been produced under the concept of sustainable logistics.
Keywords: literature review; sustainable logistics; triple bottom line; sustainable operations.
Organizational innovation in human resource management: aspects influencing quality of life at work in Southern Brazil
by Rossana Parizotto Ribeiro, Eliana Andréa Severo, Julio Cesar Ferro De Guimarães, Claudio Rotta
Abstract: This study analyzed the relationships between organizational innovations in human resources management, benefits offered, quality of life actions at work and the satisfaction of 159 employees of two agroindustry cooperatives located in the north of Rio Grande do Sul. The methodology used was a survey, through a quantitative and descriptive research using confirmatory factorial analysis and multiple linear regression. The results highlight that the organizational innovations are related to the benefits offered and the quality of life actions at work. The actions that aim to improve the quality of life at work directly influence the satisfaction of employees, positively affecting the professional and personal life of the employee. Research indicates that raising quality of work at work and providing a well-structured benefit plan leads to talent retention, which reduces turnover and absenteeism.
Keywords: organizational innovation; human resource management; actions quality of life at work; benefits offered; agroindustry cooperatives; Brazil.
THE IMPACTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS ON SHARE VALUE AND SUSTAINABILITY INDEX: AN ANALYSIS OF VALE COMPANY FACING MARIANA AND BRUMADINHO DISASTERS- BRAZIL.
by Viviane Torinelli, Antonio Francisco De Almeida Da Silva Junior, Andre Luis Rocha De Souza, Sonia Maria Da Silva Gomes, José Celio Silveira Andrade
Abstract: Amid a ripening worldwide discussion on corporate sustainability and financial markets, this study evaluates how the collapses of the Mariana and Brumadinho dams in Brazil impacted Vale's share price, its financials and the related sustainability indices. The research methodology contemplates a historical analysis of these elements, as well as the commodity metals price and BHP's share values, for comparison purposes. The results show Vale's stock price recovering in the short-term after the disasters, despite operational failures in upstream tailings dams, contingencies and other impacts recognised in Vale's financial statements. Additionally, Vale's share negatively impacted the ISE following both events. Vale and BHP were also part of the DJSI and FTSE Indexes, respectively. This research contributes to the understanding of financial market behaviour in the face of major disasters and the respective impact on sustainability indexes. Hence, it is relevant to support the decision-making process of stakeholders.
Keywords: sustainable finance; green finance; Mariana; Brumadinho; Vale.
SUBSIDIES FOR PUBLIC PASSENGER TRANSPORT IN BRAZIL A SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY ISSUE
by Fernanda Delgado, Barbara Bezerra
Abstract: The present paper analyzes how the public transport fare is calculated in Brazil. The choice of the research theme is related to the impact that tariff price has on the access to urban public transportation, especially since the people who most use this mode of transportation are the least favored ones and, therefore, those most in need of public policies that help establish fair tariff prices. The first part of the article contains an analysis on the tariff calculation in the Brazilian public transport system. From this definition, it was concluded that extra-tariff funds in Brazil are very small, so it was necessary to research different forms of subsidies used in other countries, as well as legal innovations found in Brazil, to suggest new ways of operation, which can increase the demand for the system and, consequently, increase the injection of funds in the sector. With the increase in revenue, public transport can gain in technological innovations for the sake of sustainability, contributing to lower carbon emissions to the atmosphere.
Keywords: Public transport; Subsidy; Incentive; Financing; Climate justice; Carbon emission.
Comparing Urban Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories in Brazilian Cities
by Gilsâmara Catarina Alves Conceição, Marcia Mara De Oliveira Marinho, José Célio Silveira Andrade
Abstract: The Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GEE) Inventory is an important tool for climate change mitigation. In Brazil, fifteen years after the publication of the first municipal GEE inventory, few cities have measured their emissions. It depicts the timid advance in the countrys urban climate agenda. In this paper, publicly available inventories were mapped, then methodologies, emissions and reports were compared, with the aim of identifying similarities, divergences and challenges to consolidate this instrument. The results show that the municipal inventories in Brazil are not easily comparable. In many cases, it lacks transparency, there are different interpretations of the methodology and gapsrnof information. The definition of quality criteria and the dialogue among cities may help to refine the tool. Comparative perspective allows the exchange of knowledge between localities with similar profiles, such as Latin American cities. Sustaining discussion on municipal inventories is important for its improvement as a tool to support local interventions.
Keywords: Greenhouse Gas Emissions; urban GHG inventories; Brazilian cities.