Emerald: Fairer Society

We’ve curated our best research on SDGs 1, 2, 5, 8, 10 and 16, helping us to build a fair, inclusive and equitable society, that leaves no-one behind

(by Emerald Publishing)

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Fairer Society


The work we have showcased here recognises our support for promoting a society that is just, inclusive and embracing of all without any barriers to participation based on sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, ethnicity, age, class or ability, and where there is access to healthcare and education, technology, justice, strong institutions, peace and security, social protection, decent work and housing.




Emerald Publishing have carefully curated four themed collections of research, each aligned to a key mission supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs).


So, what are ‘missions’? According to the European Commission:


  • They should be bold and have societal value.
  • They should have concrete targets — so you know when you get there.
  • They should involve research and innovation with technological readiness over limited time frame (i.e. realistic and achievable).
  • They should foster cross-sectoral, cross-actor, and cross-disciplinary collaborations.
  • They should allow multiple, competing solutions.

(Source: 2018 EU report on Mission-oriented research & innovation in the European Union)


Emerald’s four missions are:


  1. Responsible Management
  2. Quality Education for All
  3. Fairer Society
  4. Healthier Lives


As a global business Emerald Publishing recognises that issues around inequality, sustainability and the digital divide resonate with audiences around the world, reaching beyond academia. Bringing together the very best research in these areas makes it easier for academics, businesses, policy makers and others to discover, helping to contribute to real change in society.

Emerald’s mission collections are updated regularly so there will always be new research to explore.


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