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Climate Change and Corporate Environmental Responsibility

Dewan Hossain () and M. Jahangir Alam Chowdhury

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: Climate change, as an international environmental issue, is getting a lot of attention. The negative effects of climate change have become one of the most talked about issues among Governments, scientists, environmentalists and others. It is said that business activities are affecting the climate negatively. In order to minimize the negative effects of climate change, the activities of the businesses should be controlled and encouraged to perform in a socially responsible manner. The article focuses on the responsibilities and the responses of businesses on climate change issues. The article first highlights on two prominent issues: Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Environmental Responsibility. Then the article introduces climate change as an international environmental concern. Then, by going through several published literature, the article highlights various responsibilities of business towards climate change issues. The article also highlights the several strategies the businesses are following to respond to the climate change issues.

Keywords: climate change; corporate environmental responsibility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M1 M14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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Published in MIDDLE EAST JOURNAL OF BUSINESS 4.7(2012): pp. 4-13

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