In a world characterized by rising inequalities, the research explores the connections among macro, meso and micro systems to explain how the goals of global, organizational and individual sustainability could be effectively achieved. While much of recent research has focused on impact of technological progress and globalization on increased inequalities, few studies have systematically investigated complementary and convergent measures to achieve equality and sustainability. To dismantle common misconceptions and concerns, embedded in fragmented and linear ways of seeing complex phenomena, a conceptual paper is developed. By assuming a systemic and multilevel approach, the research illustrates how technological progress, globalization, economic growth and social equity could be reconciled. Without a systemic orientation, the real causes and solutions to inequality problems are not recognized. When a systemic approach is used, technological progress appears as a driver for equality solutions rather than a source of inequality, while education becomes the best antidote to unemployment.

Education first: What really matters in working for sustainability

ANGELONI S.
2020

Abstract

In a world characterized by rising inequalities, the research explores the connections among macro, meso and micro systems to explain how the goals of global, organizational and individual sustainability could be effectively achieved. While much of recent research has focused on impact of technological progress and globalization on increased inequalities, few studies have systematically investigated complementary and convergent measures to achieve equality and sustainability. To dismantle common misconceptions and concerns, embedded in fragmented and linear ways of seeing complex phenomena, a conceptual paper is developed. By assuming a systemic and multilevel approach, the research illustrates how technological progress, globalization, economic growth and social equity could be reconciled. Without a systemic orientation, the real causes and solutions to inequality problems are not recognized. When a systemic approach is used, technological progress appears as a driver for equality solutions rather than a source of inequality, while education becomes the best antidote to unemployment.
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