Keywords: organisational climate, innovation for sustainability, ethics, positive emotions, positive organisational scholarship, sustainable development, organisational culture
Positively ethical: the establishment of innovation in support of sustainability
Recognising pressing ecological sustainability issues such as global warming and the depletion of natural resources, leaders are challenged to address these concerns amongst competing demands. Therefore, organisations and their members must become innovative in the way they develop and manufacture products, offer services and conduct business. To advance this discussion, we propose a framework that identifies how innovation for sustainability can be fostered in organisations. We explain that innovation for sustainability requires an organisational climate for sustainability grounded in ethics. Furthermore, we illustrate how positive emotions moderate the relationship between this climate and innovation for sustainability.