From stakeholder communication to engagement for the sustainable development goals (Sdgs): A case study of lg electronics

Hannah Jun, Minseok Kim

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Abstract

While multi-stakeholder engagement is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is less understanding in the literature about how the private sector can enhance such engagement at an institutional level. In this study, we examine the case of LG Electronics (LGE), one of South Korea’s most sustainable firms. This case study highlights the key strategies that LGE employed in engaging stakeholders for the SDGs, with a focus on stakeholder scope and engagement over three phases: (1) stakeholder communication; (2) stakeholder involvement; and (3) stakeholder engagement. In addition, this paper emphasizes governance mechanisms that facil-itated more effective stakeholder engagement, including the company’s Corporate Sustainability Management (CSM) strategies, CSR Committee and Sustainability Management Council. These findings also highlight the usefulness of the common language provided by the SDGs in stakeholder engagement and provide practical implications for the private sector in contributing to the shared global agenda.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8624
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume13
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2021

Keywords

  • Corporate sustainability management
  • LG Electronics
  • Stakeholder communication
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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