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Corporate Leadership and Sustainability

Corporate Leadership and Sustainability
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Author(s): Neeta Baporikar (HP-GSB, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia)
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 20
Source title: Collective Creativity for Responsible and Sustainable Business Practice
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Ziska Fields (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1823-5.ch009


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Due to pressures of globalization and competition, the quality of corporate leadership has come under great scrutiny as questions are being raised worldwide regarding the ability of leaders to deliver long term growth on a sustainable basis. This can be referred to as the “sustainability leadership cavity.” The chapter attempts to explore: what are the evolving challenges companies faces, what are the implications on demands placed on leaders and what new leadership competencies are required to ensure sustainability goals are achieved. It also intends to provide cases of successful sustainability leadership. Through grounded theory, in-depth literature review and contextual analysis the core of this chapter is to understand the organizational elements, structure, challenges and competencies crucial and critical for sustainability leadership.

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