Sustainability is about meeting current needs without compromising resources for future generations. The Sustainability Research & Policy Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preprints, preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps sustainability scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
Sustainability is not solely about environmentalism; it also concerns social equity and economic development and is a cross-cutting area of research and practice with a wide array of applications. SSRN fosters the interdisciplinary connection by helping scholars discover the latest research on the impacts of new and evolving climate events and policies that span fields such as economics, finance, biology, conservation and pollution, the built environment, urban policy, food and agriculture, international governance, corporate social responsibility, technology and innovation, energy, and infrastructure.