The Influence of Financial Flows on Sustainability

Lydia Bals, Wendy Tate, Luca Gelsomino, Cristof Bals

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Supply chain members in the early tiers of the supply chain and/or in bottom of the pyramid (BOP) contexts can struggle to access capital to invest into their own sustainability (e.g. more up-to-date manufacturing equipment). Early indications of this study are that the financial flows in the supply chain can support better sustainability outcomes. Specifically, the paper 1) introduces the concepts of ‘enabling’ and ‘rewarding’ use of SCF tools by linking them to social and environmental goals; 2) highlights that these programs, in order to have the intended TBL impact, need to also occur beyond tier-1 suppliers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of Abstracts : IPSERA Milan 2019: Art and Science of Proceurement
Number of pages1
Place of PublicationDortmund
PublisherInternational Purchasing & Supply Education & Research Association (IPSERA)
Publication date2019
Article numberWP 152
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event28th Annual IPSERA Conference: Art and Science of Procurement - Milan, Italy
Duration: 14 Apr 201917 Apr 2019
Conference number: 28


Conference28th Annual IPSERA Conference
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  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Supply chains and networks
  • Supply chain finance
  • Financial supply chain

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