Carlos Evelio López Ceballos, Alfredo Vargas



Sustainable Development in Colombia, Charity Sector

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This article presents the results of the research "Analysis of sustainability practices of SMEs in the solidary sector of the municipality of Tuluá facing the challenges of sustainable development" with which they sought to analyze sustainability practices in small and medium-sized enterprises Tuluá and its surroundings, facing challenges in sustainable development. To this end, knowledge was related to economic, social and political sustainability, and environmental, according to the development of the corporate purpose of the companies under investigation. The analysis is made to the solidarity economy sector, from the city of Tuluá - Valle del Cauca. The results were obtained through surveys that were carried out by the researchers, using the deductive, inductive and logical research methodology. The study method was a combination of methods; using the inductive method to draw conclusions of a universal nature, that is, to conclude on why, yes or no, sustainable development objectives are applied. On the other hand, the deductive method was applied to research from general principles to prove theorems or secondary principles. By using this methodology, the amount or percentage of companies that comply with the UN objectives and those that have not been applied were determined; and finally the logical method, structured by a logical system through observation and deductions drawn from the research. It is noted that this research is part of the research entitled macro "analysis of sustainability practices in small and medium-sized enterprises in the municipality of Tulua and its environment, the challenges in sustainable development" where they were analyzed some sectors of the economy of Tulua and its surroundings.


sustainability practices, SMEs, solidary sector, sustainable development


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Carlos Evelio López Ceballos, Alfredo Vargas. (2018) Sustainable Development in Colombia, Charity Sector. International Journal of Economics and Management Systems, 3, 164-173


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