Special Issue

Special Issue on Eco-innovation and Sustainable Development


Guest Editors:

Marcin W. Staniewski, the University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw, Poland

Muhammad Haseed, Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Muhammad Sadiq, Taylor's University, Malaysia; University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw, Poland


Rapid increase in business activities around the globe exacerbates environmental challenges by significantly increasing the demand for energy. Thus, climate change becomes more disastrous. The continuous high-pace business activities further contribute CO2 to the atmosphere, leading to global warming. Therefore, to address the negative environmental impact, sustainable development is a need of the hour.

Sustainable development has a minimal negative impact or potentially a positive effect on the environment. A business is described as a sustainable or green business if it matches the following four criteria: (a) it incorporates principles of sustainability into each of its business decisions; (b) it supplies environmentally friendly products or services that replace demand for non-green products and/or services; (c) it is greener than traditional businesses; (d) it has made an enduring commitment to environmental principles in its business operations.

In response to greater environmental challenges, companies have become increasingly interested in practices such as eco-innovation. Eco-innovation is often defined as a sum of actions guided by the perspective of environmental impact reductions. Despite the extensive literature on eco-innovation, researchers have so far paid little attention to the study of eco-innovation and its impact on sustainable development. Therefore, this special issue will provide insight on eco-innovation and sustainable development and sustainable business activities.

This special issue will contribute by providing recommendations on how eco-innovation will impact on sustainable development. The contributors to this special issue could suggest policies to identify the least damaging policies for business activities and growth. The contributors may also suggest complementary policies along with sustainable business policies to curtail the negative impact of environmental degradation policies.

Possible contributors:

  • Researchers interested in eco-innovations and particularly in the context of their environmental implications.
  • Researchers interested in environmental sciences.
  • Researchers interested in Sustainable Business Performance.
  • Stakeholders with research and policy interest in the management of environmental issues. 
  • Researchers working in strategic policymaking, particularly concerned with the environment.
  • Scholars focused on energy economics.

This special issue is seeking for unpublished, high quality empirical or theoretical research papers on but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Eco-innovation and Sustainable Economic Development
  • Role of eco-innovation in achieving sustainable developments goals (SDGs)
  • Eco-innovation and Sustainable Business Performance
  • Eco-innovation and energy efficiency improvements
  • Eco-innovation and renewable energy production
  • Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) and Sustainable Business Performance.
  • Future perspectives on the development of energy technologies
  • Role of eco-innovation in the facilitation of environmental goal
  • Green Finance: Environmental policy and long-run returns
  • Environmental policy and sustainable business growth
  • Environmental policy and eco-innovation
  • Innovation in clean technologies
  • Emission reduction and Renewable energy
  • Environmental policy and environmental tax
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Eco-innovation and energy efficiency improvements
  • CO2 emission
  • Green technology
  • Role of green finance, green investment, and green energy in the facilitation of environmental goals
  • Renewable energy in developed and developing economies and ecological consequences.

Authors should submit papers to the special issue by September 30, 2022 via https://inzeko.ktu.lt/index.php/EE/login