Strategic Approaches to CO2 Emissions - The Case of the Cement Industry and of the Chemical Industry
21 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2014
Date Written: February 21, 2014
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: CO2, sustainable development, corporate strategy, innovation
JEL Classification: Q580
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