On 22 April 2010, Emerald Group Publishing Limited celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day with free access to key scholarly research on sustainability.
International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, as well as "Rethinking Governance for Sustainability", a special issue of Corporate Governance, will be freely available online until 20 May 2010, using the following access details: username - earthday2010 and password - emerald.
From Monday 26 April, Social Responsibility Journal will also be accessible to everyone as part of Emerald's "journals of the week", which features two of its publications in open access every week.
Edited by Professor Walter Filho, Head of Research, Hamburg University of Life Sciences, International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management regards climate change under the perspective of its wider implications: for economic growth, water and food security, and for people's survival - especially those living in the poorest communities in developing countries. To read the journal, visit http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ijccsm.htm (username: earthday2010 password: emerald).
"Rethinking Governance for Sustainability" is a Special Issue of Corporate Governance guest-edited by Atle Midtun. This title explores new governance opportunities in today's institutional terrain, with a focus on the global sustainability challenge. Innovative models of governance entrepreneurship are illustrated with examples from ecology, finance, corruption, and general politics. To view the special issue, visit http://www.emeraldinsight.com/cg.htm (username: earthday2010 password: emerald)
On top of facilitating the production and dissemination of research on issues of sustainability, Emerald has been committed to being a socially and environmentally conscious organization.
In 2008, it implemented an Environmental Management System which was subsequently certified to the international ISO 14001:2004 standard.
In November 2009, the publisher was a Green Apple Award winner, receiving the bronze award in the Publishing and Printing category for Environmental Best Practice.
Last year, Emerald also became a publishing partner of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), helping GRLI to promote its mission of "developing the next generation of responsible leaders". The launch of the Journal of Global Responsibility in July 2010 is a direct result of this partnership.
Several Emerald journals, books and book series are dedicated to issues of corporate social responsibility, sustainability and business ethics, highlighted in the company's first Sustainability Report, available online at http://info.emeraldinsight.com/about/csr.htm.
From the 26 April 2010, Social Responsibility Journal is freely available for a week. To read the journals of the week, visit http://info.emeraldinsight.com/jotw/index.htm.