Sustainability – Economic, Environmental and Public Issues. Marketing Possibilities

Santa Bormane, Daina Šķiltere, Anda Batraga

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The research aims to update the corporate marketing role in promoting sustainability. The study is based on the assessment of today’s economic, ecological, and social responsibility issues, as well as public issues associated with the development of sustainability. The following scientific research methods have been applied in the research: analytical, comparing, graphical, statistical and surveillance methods. The authors have studied sustainability issues, i.e., economic, environmental and social, in the world and particularly in Latvia, as well as their impact on public welfare. In research, there was chosen and analysed the Latvian food retail industry, which makes a significant contribution to the economy of the trade sector. Companies, which take on social responsibility, should focus in their activities on the education of consumers. Using marketing communications, they can educate their consumers about ecological characteristics of products and their environmental impact on the public health, i.e., composition of products, acquisition, storage, use and disposal possibilities, also putting great emphasis on the Latvian products. Thus, companies can support the domestic market and promote sustainable development of the Latvian economy in general.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-35
JournalRegional Formation and Development Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Sustainable business
  • sustainable marketing
  • integrated marketing communications for sustainability
  • sustainability
  • sustainable development
  • sustainable development goals
  • integrated marketing communication for sustainability
  • marketing communication
  • integrated marketing communication

Field of Science*

  • 5.2 Economy and Business

Publication Type*

  • 1.2. Scientific article included in INT1 or INT2 category journal of ERIH database


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