Online sustainability and CSR library launched

Sustainable Organization Library gives access to sustainability authors, commentators and researchers

February 27, 2013
by PurchasingB2B staff

Specialist sustainability publishers Greenleaf Publishing and GSE Research have launched an online collection of books and journals in sustainability, corporate responsibility and related fields.

Containing almost 400 volumes, the Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) gives instant access to leading international authors, commentators and researchers on sustainability; case studies on best practice from international organizations; and evidence-based research for practitioners and scholars. The books and journals in SOL have never previously been available as a collection, and many have never been available at all digitally.

The Sustainable Organization Library also includes subscriptions to Greenleaf’s Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Business Peace and Sustainable Development, and Greener Management International journals, and draws on material from a number of international publishing partners.

“There has never been a more pressing need to bring sustainability into business practice and management education,” said Greenleaf Director John Peters. “This can’t be seen as ‘nice to do’ any more—it’s must-do. As the major remaining independent specialist in this field, we see this as the right time for us to be working with some like-minded partners, and to make this available as a digital library.”

SOL is available to buy outright, or on an annual subscription, and is hosted on IngentaConnect platform, used in around 25,000 universities and institutions worldwide. It operates under the SERU (Shared e-Resource Understanding) licence created by NISO, the US National Standards Institute, with no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. In the SOL collection, each chapter or pape—more than 5,000—is tagged individually, so users can easily find research that’s relevant to them, as well as browse the unparalleled collection of book titles.