Public awareness of significant social and ecological challenges is growing. We see many new phenomena emerging that tackle those issues: Social Enterprise, Sustainable Business and Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Innovation, Sharing and Circular Economy and broad Socio-Ecological Transitions.
Unfortunately, research in these areas is quite scattered and researchers are located in different communities that almost never meet. To lever the contribution
research can make towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we seek to build a bridge between these communities, which will increase:
Contextual knowledge (regarding the challenges and the system). Methodological and theoretical plurality. Collaboration and exchange between relevant players and stakeholder.