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Risk Management Challenges for Sustainability and Wellbeing—2nd Edition

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Social Ecology and Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 2 June 2024 | Viewed by 1122

Special Issue Editors

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1. Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy, Insurance and Risk Management Department, University of Malta, MSD 2080 Msida, Malta
2. Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, University of Latvia, LV-1050 Riga, Latvia
Interests: financial technologies; financial management and asset management; risk management; compliance and regulations; corporate finance; corporate governance; audit management; financial services; behavioral economics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to continue the work of the previous Issue entitled “Risk Management Challenges for Sustainability and Wellbeing”.

The great challenge of our time is to create a sustainable and desirable future—one that the achieves the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In today’s “Anthropocene” world, human impacts on ecological life support systems are increasingly complex and far-reaching. At the same time, there are increased demands on the planet’s life support functions to maintain living standards in developed nations and to reduce poverty in developing nations. In this “full” world, the emphasis in research, education, and policy needs to shift from addressing problems in isolation to studying whole, complex, and interconnected systems and the dynamic interactions between their parts. Several scholars have focused on how the concepts of vulnerability and resilience may be employed in the analysis of future sustainability and wellbeing. Various approaches have been proposed to address different fields of application, raning from environmental concerns to financial settings. While much of the existing literature on vulnerability and resilience is sector- or country-specific, in this volume we propose a more holistic approach that allows for the sustainability of human well-being to be analyzed as a whole. Our understanding is that well-being, which involves multiple linked domains, equates to sustainability. Moreover, while the majority of studies consider vulnerability and resilience as aspects of the sustainability of a “system”, i.e., a society, a country, an organization, or even the whole planet, this volume’s focus is on the interrelated dimension of well-being. In particular, this publication considers the exposure to risk and the ability to manage it. We are seeking the use of both objective and subjective indicators of well-being in case studies, theory, and practice.

Prof. Dr. Simon Grima
Prof. Dr. Eleftherios I. Thalassinos
Prof. Dr. Inna Romānova
Guest Editors

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  • air pollution
  • climate change
  • water pollution and sanitation
  • pandemics, finance and the economy
  • industrial development
  • energy crisis
  • toxic chemicals and hazardous and radioactive wastes
  • population explosion and urbanization
  • impact of globalization
  • degradation of ecosystems and species
  • education
  • health

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