The Role of Green Human Resource Management Practices towards Attaining Sustainable Development Goals through Corporate Sector

  • Syed Yasir Abbas Zaidi Superior University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Samia Jamshed Superior University, Lahore, Pakistan
Keywords: Green Human Resource Management, Sustainable Development Goals, Corporate Sector, TBL Theory


Purpose: Drawing on stakeholder theory (Freeman, 1984) and TBL theory (Elkington, 1994), this study aims to propose a consolidated model of GHRMPs – SDGs linkages, shedding light on the underlying process through which the corporate-sector can attain SDGs.

Design/methodology: A detailed review of extant literature by strategically choosing articles on the topics of GHRMPs and sustainable-development from different databases published from 2015 to 2022 was performed.

Key finding(s): This study identified 8 SDGs potentially attainable by corporate-sector. Through GHRMPs corporate-sector can attain three pillars of sustainability i.e., environmental, social, and economic, effectively execute green SCM practices, undertake green–innovation, and eventually accomplish SDGs. 

Practical implication(s): This study guides business policymakers and civil society actors seeking to widen the range of sustainable corporate actors.

Contribution to knowledge: This study explored the mid-mechanism comprehending the GHRMPs – SDGs linkages and identified the role of GHRMPs towards SDGs, and hence contributes to the knowledge by providing a roadmap for understanding sustainability by exploring the previously unexplored networks between constructs.


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Author Biographies

Syed Yasir Abbas Zaidi, Superior University, Lahore, Pakistan

PhD Scholar, Department of Business Administration, Superior University, Lahore, Pakistan

Samia Jamshed, Superior University, Lahore, Pakistan

Associate Professor, Superior University, Lahore, Pakistan


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How to Cite
Zaidi, S. Y. A., & Jamshed, S. (2021). The Role of Green Human Resource Management Practices towards Attaining Sustainable Development Goals through Corporate Sector. Sustainable Business and Society in Emerging Economies, 3(4), 665-682.