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dc.creatorTabares S.
dc.descriptionThe Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed upon by the United Nations (UN) in 2015 encompass a set of 17 Goals, aimed at integrating matters of humanity's most pressing problems. Although the SDGs were initially suggested to be carried out by governments, enterprises are key players for the achievement of these goals through their business activities. Among for-profit firms, Certified B Corporations (B Corps) are a legal form of hybrid organizations (HOs) that has received scarce attention in the literature. Building on business model and corporate social innovation (CSI) literature, this paper aims to identify to what extent and how B Corps contribute to the SDGs when focusing on the solution of renowned social problems highlighted by the UN. A multiple-case study based on in-depth, semi-structured interviews with 18 enterprises in an emerging economy in Latin America (Colombia), shows that B Corps are great contributors to the solution of social problems, such as agriculture-related challenges, corruption, climate change, labor, poverty, and unsustainable habits. Results elucidate that Colombian B Corps show great potential in the empowerment of communities, the introduction of novel organizational practices, the creation of alternatives that shape new lifestyles and consumption patterns, and the introduction of novel environmental solutions. Overall, Colombian B Corps show relevant contributions to Goals 2, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 16. Finally, this research provides a model for analyzing CSI in HOs and gives avenues for future research. © 2020 Elsevier Ltd
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd
dc.sourceJournal of Cleaner Production
dc.subjectB Corpspa
dc.subjectCase studyspa
dc.subjectCorporate social innovationspa
dc.subjectHybrid organizationspa
dc.subjectSustainable developmentspa
dc.subjectSustainable development goalsspa
dc.titleDo hybrid organizations contribute to Sustainable Development Goals? Evidence from B Corps in Colombia
dc.publisher.programNegocios Internacionalesspa
dc.subject.keywordAgricultural robotseng
dc.subject.keywordClimate changeeng
dc.subject.keywordBusiness activitieseng
dc.subject.keywordConsumption patternseng
dc.subject.keywordEmerging economieseng
dc.subject.keywordMultiple-case studyeng
dc.subject.keywordOrganizational practiceseng
dc.subject.keywordSemi structured interviewseng
dc.subject.keywordSocial innovationseng
dc.subject.keywordSustainable developmenteng
dc.publisher.facultyFacultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativasspa
dc.affiliationTabares, S., University of Neuchâtel, Institute of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Faubourg de l'Hôpital 27, Neuchâtel, CH-2000, Switzerland, University of Medellín, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, International Business Program, Medellín, Colombia
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