Integrating ESG Measures and Supply Chain Management: Research Opportunities in the Post-Pandemic Era

Service Science, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 1–12, Mar. 2022, lead article

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Research Paper No. 21-11

21 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2021 Last revised: 30 Aug 2022

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Tinglong Dai

Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School

Christopher S. Tang

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management (DOTM) Area

Date Written: November 4, 2021

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the instrumental role of supply chains in delivering economic, human, and societal value. At the same time, the pandemic has intensified interest among businesses, governments, and academics to examine environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. In today’s hyper-globalized economy, ESG measures are futile unless they explicitly incorporate a firm’s end-to-end operations throughout its entire supply chain. On the other hand, well-calibrated ESG measures should play a central role in guiding a firms’ day-to-day supply chain management practices. To illustrate the value of unifying ESG and end-to-end supply chain thinking, we present three supply chain cases that arose amid the COVID-19 pandemic, involving online platforms, public health supply chains, and vaccine development, manufacturing, and distribution, respectively. Drawn from these three cases, we spotlight some new research opportunities in both ESG and supply chain management.

Keywords: Supply chain management, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), COVID-19 pandemic, operations management

JEL Classification: M14, F6, O14

Suggested Citation

Dai, Tinglong and Tang, Christopher S., Integrating ESG Measures and Supply Chain Management: Research Opportunities in the Post-Pandemic Era (November 4, 2021). Service Science, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 1–12, Mar. 2022, lead article, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Research Paper No. 21-11, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3939968 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3939968

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Christopher S. Tang

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