Firm Voluntary Measures for Environmental Changes, Eco-Innovations and CSR: Empirical Analysis Based on Data Surveys

GATE Groupe d’Analyse et de Théorie Économique Lyon--‐St Étienne Working Paper No. WP 1322

20 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2013 Last revised: 16 Jan 2014

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Christian Le Bas

Université Catholique de Lyon - ESDES School of Business and Management

Nicolas Poussing

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER); CREM

Date Written: January 2014

Abstract

Despite the increased strategic importance of environmental innovation on the one hand and corporate social responsibility on the other, there are still few studies that show firm voluntary measures create a primary determinant of environmental changes. First, we clarify the meaning of voluntary measures and CSR. Second, we utilize a survey carried out in Luxemburg on firm CSR practices jointly with the Community Innovation Survey 2008 (CIS 2008). We merge them and show through the estimation of a probit model that CSR is an important factor that explains environmental innovation. Thanks to a question from CIS 2008 we can contribute to the literature by developing a new indicator measuring the scale of the positive impacts on the environment coming from the firm technological innovation capacity. A negative binomial regression enables us to estimate a significant and positive effect of CSR and firm value on this scale.

Keywords: environmental innovation, corporate social responsibility, Community Innovation Survey 2008, innovation impacts on the environment

JEL Classification: D22, H23, L21, O31

Suggested Citation

Le Bas, Christian and Poussing, Nicolas, Firm Voluntary Measures for Environmental Changes, Eco-Innovations and CSR: Empirical Analysis Based on Data Surveys (January 2014). GATE Groupe d’Analyse et de Théorie Économique Lyon--‐St Étienne Working Paper No. WP 1322, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2284184 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2284184

Christian Le Bas (Contact Author)

Université Catholique de Lyon - ESDES School of Business and Management ( email )

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Nicolas Poussing

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) ( email )

11, Porte des Sciences
Campus Belval – Maison des Sciences Humaines
Esch-sur-Alzette, L-4366
Luxembourg

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CREM ( email )

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Rennes, Bretagne 35065
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