publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

Corporate Social Responsibility Practices and Environmentally Responsible Behavior: The Case of The United Nations Global Compact

Dilek Cetindamar;
Open Access
  • Published: 14 Feb 2007
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Country: Turkey
Abstract
The aim of this paper is to shed some light on understanding why companies adopt environmentally responsible behavior and what impact this adoption has on their performance. This is an empirical study that focuses on the United Nations (UN) Global Compact (GC) initiative as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mechanism. A survey was conducted among GC participants, of which 29 responded. The survey relies on the anticipated and actual benefits noted by the participants in the GC. The results, while not conclusive, indicate that companies have more than one reason for adopting environmentally responsible behavior and that ethical and economic reasons co-exist...
Subjects
free text keywords: HD0060-60.5 Social responsibility of business, HD0028 Management. Industrial Management, Economics and Econometrics, General Business, Management and Accounting, Business and International Management, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Law
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