Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management

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Thu, Oct 12, 2017
Abstract This study identifies the determinants of climate change disclosure under the prism of sustainable development in European context. The selected variables involve environmental performance, ownership structure, and verification of climate change initiatives. Cross-sectional data derived from the Bloomberg terminal of the European 500 index concerning 215 firms in the year ...Read more >>
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Thu, Sep 28, 2017
Abstract This paper investigates the process of stakeholder collaboration between firms and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Sweden. Collaboration is increasing in importance for corporate social responsibility (CSR); however, the literature does not adequately address how firms and NGOs begin and advance their relationships. This paper focuses on one fashion retailer and ...Read more >>
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Thu, Sep 28, 2017
Abstract Despite companies' wishes to publicise their corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, communication remains a challenge. This research study tries to contribute to the literature, analysing the antecedents and consequences of attitude towards a CSR advertisement in the financial sector. Specifically, we designed a causal model, which included the prior ethical ...Read more >>
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Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Abstract This study investigates the association between environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosure and diversity of the board of directors (BoD) in Italian listed companies. Diversity of BoD in terms of gender diversity, CSR committees, board average, and independent directors are examined as to their influence on voluntary ESG disclosure. This ...Read more >>
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Wed, Aug 30, 2017
Abstract In this paper, a model of structural equations is proposed to analyze the relationship between the actions of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and its influence on innovation and cooperation in agribusiness sector located in Murcia, Spain. These companies have always been characterized by an innovative and cooperative spirit to meet ...Read more >>
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Fri, Aug 25, 2017
Abstract Product stewardship strategy (PSS) implementation creates ‘differentiation' advantage for a firm. This paper presents a definition and measure of PSS. Based on an empirical analysis of 60 Indian firms known for their corporate citizenship behavior, it presents important features of PSS in a developing country like India. Results show that ...Read more >>
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Fri, Aug 25, 2017
Abstract The emerging concern for the environment, particularly in consumer products, has grabbed the attention of both practitioners and academics equally. With the aid of new communication tools such as social media, the concern for the environment has been widely shared. The motivation behind consumer behaviour towards environmentally friendly green products ...Read more >>
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Fri, Aug 25, 2017
Abstract In response to investors and other stakeholders questioning the credibility of the performance information displayed in sustainability reports, companies increasingly have their sustainability reports voluntarily assured by an independent third party. However, voluntary third-party assurance on sustainability reports (SA) may vary considerably in terms of the choice of the assurance ...Read more >>
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Fri, Aug 25, 2017
Abstract Institutional investors are relevant dominant owners with a very high representation on the boards of European firms. Despite their prevalence, research on the role of institutional directors and their impact on firm disclosure policy is scarce. We examine the association between institutional directors and corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting, distinguishing ...Read more >>
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Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Abstract Modern corporations are faced with many environmental challenges and pressures. Managers of firms have realized that green innovation is an important factor in sustainable development and that it can offer a competitive advantage. This study uses organizational identity and organizational creativity theory to create a theoretical framework for understanding green ...Read more >>
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Tue, Aug 15, 2017
Abstract The objective of this paper is to investigate the yet-to-develop assurance market, its links with the mature auditing market, and the role that the Big4 auditing firms (KPMG, EY, PwC, and Deloitte) play in the former. We use data submitted to the Global Reporting Initiative by companies in 18 countries, ...Read more >>
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Wed, Aug 09, 2017
Abstract Nowadays, environmental and social problems are very important for modern consumers and firms, which cannot operate only in accordance with the logic of profit. In this paper, by administering a questionnaire to consumers, we have tried to assess the impact of the solidarity of responsible initiatives on consumer preferences: the ...Read more >>
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Sat, Jul 29, 2017
Abstract Organisations are increasingly adopting sustainability performance assessment tools. However, these formal organisational sustainability assessments are typically managed and prepared by technical staff. There is a lack of research on approaches that enable a stakeholder-driven performance assessment. This paper develops a framework of informal/complementary stakeholder-driven sustainability performance assessment, from the perspective ...Read more >>
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Sat, Jul 22, 2017
Abstract This paper underlines the importance of the concept of value for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and then explores it beyond economics, looking for its social and philosophical roots. Considering the most recent literature on the matter, the dilemma between a non-monetary, multi-variable conception and a monetary, one-variable conception is set. ...Read more >>
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Sat, Jul 22, 2017
Abstract This paper aims to shed light on the relationship between the entrepreneurial behaviour of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their commitment to sustainable development (SD). In order to analyse the determinants of SD engagement at the organisational level, we draw on the resource-based view of the firm and examine ...Read more >>
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Sat, Jul 22, 2017
Abstract In today's global markets, issues related to environmental sustainability, ethics, working environment conditions and safety, stakeholders' relations and the protection of workers' rights have greater importance on business performances. For this reason, the aim of this research is to analyze the concept of corporate social responsibility, investigating the perception of ...Read more >>
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Sat, Jul 22, 2017
Abstract Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has the potential to yield economic and social value in the Middle East (ME), especially given the current high environmental flux in the region. Although much scholarly attention has been paid to CSR issues, a key question remains about how to operate responsibly in the ME, ...Read more >>
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Tue, Jul 04, 2017
Abstract Using a manually collected sample of 331 corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports issued by US public companies, we examine the relationship between the CSR performance and the readability of CSR reports. We adopt three indices – Fog, Kincaid, and Flesch – to measure the readability of CSR reports and draw ...Read more >>
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Tue, Jul 04, 2017
Abstract The degree of connection and integration between stock market indices is crucial to identifying the potential benefits associated with international diversification. However, there have been no findings on relationships between sustainability indices. The present study analyses the existence of equilibrium between short- and long-term environmentally sustainable investments through Johansen cointegration ...Read more >>
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Tue, Jul 04, 2017
Abstract This paper investigates the economic benefit of corporate pollution reduction expenditures and the value relevance of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) report. It utilizes a unique dataset of pollution reduction expenditures disclosed by Taiwanese manufacturing companies in their GRI reports. Economic profit is measured with Economic Value Added and Tobin's ...Read more >>
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Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Abstract Research has shown that implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) practice represents a considerable challenge for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This research conceptualises the dimensions and contingencies of CSR in SME supply chains. Drawing on institutional theory and stakeholder theory, we investigated the degree of importance and implementation of ...Read more >>
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Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Abstract Recently, the trend toward sustainable development has led to different categories of sustainability-oriented innovations (SOIs). Even though each SOI category could play an important role in enhancing sustainability performance (SP), which covers economic, environmental, and social dimensions, developing SOIs is a difficult task for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as ...Read more >>
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Wed, Jun 14, 2017
Abstract We study how corporate social responsibility relates to investors, firms, and shareholder proposals. We examine shareholder proposals on environmental, social, and governance issues at the annual general meeting of shareholders with US Fortune 250 firms during 2011–2014. We find that the probability of receiving shareholder proposals on environmental issues is ...Read more >>
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Wed, Jun 14, 2017
Abstract This paper examines the impact of environmental, social, governance (ESG) and sustainability initiatives on stock value of listed companies in Hong Kong. Event methodology is used to examine whether the market responses significantly to the implementation of these initiatives. Our result shows that the market reacts more positively to ESG ...Read more >>
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Tue, Jun 06, 2017
Abstract Through two representative surveys – one in Beijing the other in Hong Kong – this research empirically examines the culturally relevant dimensions of corporate social responsibility (CSR) communication in the context of China and investigates what Chinese consumers expect for CSR communication such as communication content, media channels, and sources. ...Read more >>
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Tue, Jun 06, 2017
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to analyze the consumer–corporate social responsibility (CSR) relationship by studying the influence of two cultural values – collectivism and masculinity –on the formation of CSR perceptions. A model is proposed which explains the effect of the cultural values on motivational attributions and consumer perceptions ...Read more >>
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Tue, May 30, 2017
Abstract The relationships between sustainable behavior, firm reputation, and economic performance are significant issues that continue to become more important. Corporate reputation has important implications for economic performance while corporate social responsibility engagement is considered a key determinant of reputation. The aim of this study is to empirically test such relationships ...Read more >>
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Thu, May 18, 2017
Abstract Multinational corporations (MNCs) are facing increasing pressure on two fronts – the demand for more transparency and disclosure and the need to implement good corporate governance practices. This paper develops several testable hypotheses that address these issues based on agency theory and stakeholder management approach arguments. As such, the relationship ...Read more >>
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Thu, May 11, 2017
Abstract A growing number of companies focus not just on generating economic value but on expanding their perspective, including social, human, and environmental aspects. Historically, companies mainly included corporate social responsibility (CSR) in their activities in economically promising times. But can CSR be applied in economically difficult times, too, as a ...Read more >>
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Fri, May 05, 2017
Abstract Corporate social responsibility (CSR) water disclosures vary in content, leading to concern about the quality and extent of such disclosures. This paper employs formal concept analysis (FCA) to examine water reporting of selected companies in the US food and beverage industry that have followed the water guidelines set forth by ...Read more >>
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