Preprint Review Version 2 Preserved in Portico This version is not peer-reviewed

The Sustainable Material Culture (SMC): A Review

Version 1 : Received: 12 September 2023 / Approved: 13 September 2023 / Online: 14 September 2023 (05:24:03 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 19 September 2023 / Approved: 20 September 2023 / Online: 22 September 2023 (04:50:11 CEST)

How to cite: Fucà, R.; Cubico, S.; Ardolino, P.; Rosiello, F.; Leitão, J.; Favretto, G. The Sustainable Material Culture (SMC): A Review. Preprints 2023, 2023090956. Fucà, R.; Cubico, S.; Ardolino, P.; Rosiello, F.; Leitão, J.; Favretto, G. The Sustainable Material Culture (SMC): A Review. Preprints 2023, 2023090956.


We confidently approach current issues in Green Finance (GF) from the perspective of an international organization, where the first author has previous experience as a support assistant. In fact, the economy of the EU (European Union) is deeply involved in the changing needs related to the dramatic consequences of climate change and environmental degradation, which has placed the needs of a more sustainable economy at the top of the international agenda. The environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects are marginally addressed to arouse a major interest in questions raised by green financial products which require long-term profit expectations, and which above all contain a margin of risk that is difficult to calculate in the landscape of traditional financial instruments. Through a careful approach akin to artificial intelligence research methods, we attempt to “materialize” at least the most visible clues of this fashionable economic shift through what we call SMC (sustainable material culture) objects. The presented SMC objects serve as tangible representations of sustainable practices and can promote awareness and action incorporating into everyday life and business practices a powerful reminder and catalyst for a shift towards more sustainable investment and consumption patterns.


sustainability; segments of economics; complexity; google search; green finance (GF); debt service suspension initiatives (DSSIs); artificial intelligence (AI)


Business, Economics and Management, Human Resources and Organizations

Comments (1)

Comment 1
Received: 22 September 2023
Commenter: Romina Fucà
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: Dear Editor,

We have undertaken a first revision to better clarify the goals and contributions of our paper and link the various parts together so as to convey more clearly our message. We have not modified our currently implemented 'reviewing' method akin to Delphi procedure because we humbly think it is better to wait before for useful comments by the side of external reviewers. 
We thank you very much for your concern and attention to our academic steps.
Kindest Regards,
Romina Fucà and the co-authors
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