The impetus to address issues of global warming, pollution, and social inclusiveness continues to grow, forcing organisations to focus on their environmental and social sustainability. The sustainability imperative has a direct impact on how organisations operate and define their competitive advantage, this study will provide insights into the BA-powered capabilities leveraged by organisations to achieve their sustainability goals. Previous studies have explored the role of big data analytics capabilities in strengthening dynamic capabilities (DC), and the positive relationship between DC, environmental, social, and economic sustainability, yet have neglected to analyze the BA-powered capabilities that transform organisations for sustainability. This study examines how BA can facilitate the development of socio-technical capabilities to enable organisations to adapt, reconfigure and transform their internal processes to achieve sustainability and understand capabilities required to (i) unlock sustainability-related insights from analytics, and (ii) transform insights into value-creating activities that help attain sustainability goals within organisations.
McEwan, Mikayla; Shi, Yunfei; and Van Toorn, Christine, "Business Analytics (BA) - powered transformation for environmental and social sustainability in organisations: A dynamic capabilities perspective" (2021). ACIS 2021 Proceedings. 88.