PACIS 2019 Proceedings


There have been global concerns with the sustainability of our planet for future generations. Organizations have been paying attention to harness the potential of information and communication technology (ICT) to support the development of innovations that can address global sustainability issues. However, currently little is known about how organizations can develop innovations that yield economic, environmental and social benefits simultaneously. In this research-in-progress paper, we propose a conceptual model that shows how integration of organizational capabilities in ICT, innovation and sustainability areas may lead to the development of sustainability innovations that are likely to enhance organizations’ triple bottom line. To guide future empirical studies, we then develop a taxonomy of sustainability innovators to distinguish organizations based on the level of ICT-enabled sustainability innovations. This research-in-progress paper offers modest contribution to research and practice at the intersection of ICT, sustainability and innovation.