Analyzing Social LCA approaches through the lens of Strategic Sustainable Development
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of ISPIM Conferences, 2016, 1-13 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In recent years several approaches to Social LCA have been proposed. Despite recognized shortcomings of those, recent development has focused more on testing existing approaches and less on finding a unifying framework that can support Social LCA to deliver on its promise: to aid decision making regarding social issues related to product life cycles. This paper offers an analysis and evaluation of the potential contribution of the body of work on Social LCA to sustainable development using the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development. A number of strengths and weaknesses from a strategic sustainability perspective are identified and recommendations to improve the support for how to deal with social issues in the product innovation process are provided.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. 1-13 p.
Product innovation, Social LCA, Social sustainability, Strategic sustainable development
Environmental Sciences Social Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-13246OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-13246DiVA: diva2:1034337
XXVII ISPIM Innovation Conference, Porto, Portugal