Paper Number

1602

Paper Type

Complete Research Paper

Abstract

Not yet addressed due to their complexity and broadness, corporate scope 3 greenhouse gases emissions are key to mitigating climate change. Previous research has produced some important contributions on the potential of IS to be leveraged for the reduction of such emissions, yet the findings have not been explicitly framed within the GHG Protocol framework. Our systematic literature review explores the relationship between the current IS literature and the scope 3 framework. The analysis of our sample of 48 papers revealed 7 emerging themes characterised by three overarching dimensions: economics, reporting and reduction. Based upon these findings, we derive an agenda highlighting future research avenues at the intersection of IS and sustainability management.

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Jun 14th, 12:00 AM

Talking about the elephant in the room: findings from a literature review on leveraging Information Systems for reducing scope 3 emissions

Not yet addressed due to their complexity and broadness, corporate scope 3 greenhouse gases emissions are key to mitigating climate change. Previous research has produced some important contributions on the potential of IS to be leveraged for the reduction of such emissions, yet the findings have not been explicitly framed within the GHG Protocol framework. Our systematic literature review explores the relationship between the current IS literature and the scope 3 framework. The analysis of our sample of 48 papers revealed 7 emerging themes characterised by three overarching dimensions: economics, reporting and reduction. Based upon these findings, we derive an agenda highlighting future research avenues at the intersection of IS and sustainability management.

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