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Enhancing sustainability in the contemporary model of CSR: a case of fast fashion industry in developing countries

Enhancing sustainability in the contemporary model of CSR: a case of fast fashion industry in... This study aims to point out the importance and the relevance of sustainability issues and the need for their enhancement in the contemporary model of corporate social responsibility (CSR) as the top priority for business entities. Furthermore, it also highlights ways to enhance sustainability in the contemporary CSR model in the fast fashion industry of developing countries.Design/methodology/approachLiterature review has been extensively done through available databases, including ProQuest and ScienceDirect.FindingsThis study delivers a full insight into the current state of research on the CSR model and sustainability in developing countries. The prevalent corporate environmental sustainability practices of global apparel brands are identified to propose ways to enhance sustainability in the contemporary CSR model.Research limitations/implicationsThe growth of fast fashion industry brings the risks of unsustainability to developing countries. Thus, it is a must for the garment and textile companies to enhance a sustainable CSR model through promoting sustainable leadership and integrating corporate culture.Originality/valueTo the best of author’s knowledge, this study is the first to emphasise the role of sustainable leadership in promoting a sustainable CSR model in the fast fashion industry of developing countries. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Responsibility Journal Emerald Publishing

Enhancing sustainability in the contemporary model of CSR: a case of fast fashion industry in developing countries

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1747-1117
DOI
10.1108/srj-03-2019-0108
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Abstract

This study aims to point out the importance and the relevance of sustainability issues and the need for their enhancement in the contemporary model of corporate social responsibility (CSR) as the top priority for business entities. Furthermore, it also highlights ways to enhance sustainability in the contemporary CSR model in the fast fashion industry of developing countries.Design/methodology/approachLiterature review has been extensively done through available databases, including ProQuest and ScienceDirect.FindingsThis study delivers a full insight into the current state of research on the CSR model and sustainability in developing countries. The prevalent corporate environmental sustainability practices of global apparel brands are identified to propose ways to enhance sustainability in the contemporary CSR model.Research limitations/implicationsThe growth of fast fashion industry brings the risks of unsustainability to developing countries. Thus, it is a must for the garment and textile companies to enhance a sustainable CSR model through promoting sustainable leadership and integrating corporate culture.Originality/valueTo the best of author’s knowledge, this study is the first to emphasise the role of sustainable leadership in promoting a sustainable CSR model in the fast fashion industry of developing countries.

Journal

Social Responsibility JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: May 26, 2021

Keywords: Sustainability; Developing countries; CSR model; Fast fashion industry; M16

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