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Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law

Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law

Edited by Michael Faure

The Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is a landmark reference work, providing definitive and comprehensive coverage of this dynamic field. The Encyclopedia is organised into 12 volumes around top-level subjects – such as water, energy and climate change – that reflect some of the most pressing issues facing us today. Each volume probes the key elements of law, the essential concepts, and the latest research through concise, structured entries written by international experts. Each entry includes an extensive bibliography as a starting point for further reading. The mix of authoritative commentary and insightful discussion will make this an essential tool for research and teaching, as well as a valuable resource for professionals and policymakers.

Chapter I.6: Corporate social responsibility and climate change

Steven Ferrey

Subjects: environment, environmental law, law - academic, environmental law

The Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is a landmark reference work, providing definitive and comprehensive coverage of this dynamic field. The Encyclopedia is organised into 12 volumes around top-level subjects – such as water, energy and climate change – that reflect some of the most pressing issues facing us today. Each volume probes the key elements of law, the essential concepts, and the latest research through concise, structured entries written by international experts. Each entry includes an extensive bibliography as a starting point for further reading. The mix of authoritative commentary and insightful discussion will make this an essential tool for research and teaching, as well as a valuable resource for professionals and policymakers.

Abstract

CSR is an amorphous and evolving concept. Climate change is a reality. Today, at the core, CSR is significantly about climate change and corporate energy ‘footprints’. The issues of the efficiency of corporate use of space, renewable power, and their environmental assessments have an ‘inside’ focus. With an ‘outside’ focus is corporate efficiency in moving people and goods as part of the integrated corporate supply chain.

This chapter provides an overview of the international context and aspects of CSR and climate change. Energy is an intermediate resource that enables use of other technologies, not an end in itself. Greater efficiency in energy use, attention to CSR in use of supply chains, and generation of power from renewable energy and on-site distributed generation resources are aspects of CSR today. Energy is the new meta-value of CSR for today’s responsible corporation.

Abstract

CSR is an amorphous and evolving concept. Climate change is a reality. Today, at the core, CSR is significantly about climate change and corporate energy ‘footprints’. The issues of the efficiency of corporate use of space, renewable power, and their environmental assessments have an ‘inside’ focus. With an ‘outside’ focus is corporate efficiency in moving people and goods as part of the integrated corporate supply chain.

This chapter provides an overview of the international context and aspects of CSR and climate change. Energy is an intermediate resource that enables use of other technologies, not an end in itself. Greater efficiency in energy use, attention to CSR in use of supply chains, and generation of power from renewable energy and on-site distributed generation resources are aspects of CSR today. Energy is the new meta-value of CSR for today’s responsible corporation.

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