Following publication of this special issue on the subject of “Critical Perspectives on Sustainable Development”, the Guest Editor, Delyse Springett, identified some errors in the editorial and in two of the articles from the issue. The errors are identified below. All of these changes have been updated in the online versions of the affected articles.

Springett, D. (2013), Editorial: Critical Perspectives on Sustainable Development. Sustainable Development, 21: 73–82.

DOI: 10.1002/sd.1556

Page 73, lines 8–11 should read: “The approach taken supports an integrated conception of sustainable development that takes into account the interconnection between four key imperatives of sustainability – the institutional, environmental, social and economic imperatives (Spangenberg, 1996) – and applies these to sustainable development.”

The page numbers for the papers published in the issue and cited in the Editorial are now provided in the references section of the Editorial.

Luke, T. W. (2013), Corporate Social Responsibility: An Uneasy Merger of Sustainability and Development. Sustainable Development, 21: 83–91.

DOI: 10.1002/sd.1558

Page 88, line 32: The date for the reference to Hawken has been corrected to 2012.

Spangenberg, J. H. (2013), Pick Simply the Best: Sustainable Development is About Radical Analysis and Selective Synthesis, not About Old Wine in New Bottles. Sustainable Development, 21: 101–111.

DOI: 10.1002/sd.1561

Page 103, line 14: The sentence has been amended to read: “… compensating for population growth at constant average per capita income would constitute the need for factor 12.”

The address for correspondence for this paper is:

Joachim H. Spangenberg, Helmholtz Centre for Environment Research, c/o SERI Germany, Vorsterstr. 97–99, 51103 Cologne, Germany.E-mail:

We apologise for any confusion these errors may have caused.