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Corporate Social Responsibility and the Environment: A Theoretical Perspective

Thomas Lyon () and John Maxwell ()

No 2007-16, Working Papers from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, Department of Business Economics and Public Policy

Abstract: We survey the growing theoretical literature on the motives for and welfare effects of corporate greening. We show how both market and political forces are making environmental CSR profitable, and we also discuss morally-motivated or altruistic CSR. Welfare effects of CSR are subtle and situation-contingent, and there is no guarantee that CSR enhances social welfare. We identify numerous areas in which additional theoretical work is needed.

Keywords: corporate social responsibility; environment; self-regulation; preemption; private politics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q58 D51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-env, nep-reg and nep-soc
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