Strategic Approaches of CO2 Emissions: The Case of the Cement Industry and Chemical Industry
Arjaliès, D-L., Goubet C. & Ponssard, J-P. (2016). Strategic Approaches of CO2 Emissions: The Case of the Cement and Chemical Industries, In Erdoğdu M., Arun T. and Habid Ahmad I. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Green Economic Development Initiatives and Strategies, IGI Global, p.583-604
26 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2013 Last revised: 30 Aug 2016
Date Written: July 1, 2016
The ability of companies to turn an environmental constraint into a source of strategic opportunities is a controversial topic in published research. The article, which is based on a comparative study of the CO2 emission reduction strategies implemented by the cement and chemical industries, shows that companies’ freedom to adopt a proactive approach to sustainable development is severely constrained by the characteristic features of the sector, in terms of its dependence on natural resources, of flexibility in the composition of the business portfolio, and of the structure of the downstream sector.
Keywords: Innovation, Sustainable Development, Corporate Strategy
JEL Classification: M14, M21, Q25
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