Vol 16 (2023)

Table of Contents

  1. Research Article
    Applying Systems-Based Approach to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) PDF
    Abdisalam M Issa-Salwe

    As a result of achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations is a very complex program with many interconnected goals. It portrays sustainable development as the convergence of three interconnected systems' goals: environmental (or ecological), economic, and social. It demonstrates how each of the 17 SDGs can be defined as a primary goal attribute of the environmental, economic, or social system and how, as suggested by the systems approach, attempting to achieve all of these goals at the same time may involve significant trade-offs.

    Achieving the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a coherent unit requires decision-makers to take a system-based approach, acknowledging that progress on one goal can undermine or enhance progress on others.

    One of the best ways to approach sustainability development is to apply a systems approach.

    Achieving the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a coherent unit requires decision-makers to take a system-based approach, acknowledging that progress on one goal can undermine or enhance progress on others. System complexity might vary. It is a method for comprehending how a system's essential parts interact. A system is a group of components that cooperate to produce something more than the sum of its parts.

    This paper investigates the relationship between the systems approach and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It attempts to address sustainability goals by linking them as a system.

  2. Research Article
    Green Marketing: Conceptualizations, Managerial Practices, Challenges and Research Agenda PDF
    Linus Osuagwu

    Green marketing has attracted some attention in recent times. The general interests in green marketing have been as a result of the increased concerns related to the inefficient use of resources, the poor management of wastes, the high use of fossil fuels, the increase in the emission of greenhouse gases, in addition to relevant pressures from consumers, clients, civil society organizations and governments, among others. Green marketing is an important strand of green business, which is concerned with reducing the impact of business practices on elements of the environment. It, specifically, focuses on reducing the   adverse impact of marketing practices on the environment via such traditional marketing activities as product designing, producing product, product packaging, product labelling, product promotion, product distribution, and consuming goods and services that are friendly to the environment. It entails certain broad marketing issues such as product planning, processing, production, promotion, distribution, in addition to protective interest in people, society and planet which are designed by an organization to show its objective of reducing the adverse effect on the environment of its marketing activities. This paper conceptualizes the green marketing construct, presents some of its practices and challenges, and suggests research direction (with a research instrument) for investigating the construct in different organizational and environmental settings.

  3. Research Article
    Solid Waste Management Contribution to the Attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals PDF
    Patrick Aaniamenga Bowan
    Solid waste management (SWM) has the potential to contribute to the achievement of many of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), even though SWM is not specifically mentioned in any of the 17 SDGs. This study assesses the potential of SWM contribution to the attainment of the SDGs, using Wa Municipality in Ghana as a case study. The study adopted an explanatory sequential research design and applied both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The study revealed that the Wa Municipality’s SWM system involves some solid waste (SW) storage, collection, transport, and final open dumping of the SW without treatment, which does not present opportunities for SWM to contribute to the attainment of some of the SDGs. Improvements in SWM, through the adoption of appropriate SWM processing technologies will substantially contribute to better living conditions and better health for residents and possibly lead to the attainment of some of the SDGs in the Wa Municipality.

  4. Research Article
    Digital Education as a Future Sustainable Development Goal PDF
    Abdisalam M Issa-Salwe, Said Ahmed Ali Maah

    The rise of digital technologies has impacted all aspects of society, from business to education. To meet the difficulties of the digital transformation, our younger generation's ability to learn and make decisions based on such interpretations is becoming increasingly critical. Therefore, future generations of students will need to be prepared with the required digital skills to meet the challenges of a digital society.
    In higher education, digital transformation refers to how digital tools deliver value and drive change. This paper will look at the importance of digital education as a future goal of sustainable educational development.