By Stefan Schaltegger, Sarah Elena Windolph, Dorli Harms, Jacob Hörisch
Although each kingdom is unique by means of its heritage, tradition and language in addition to its detailed fiscal, environmental and social stipulations, it may be anticipated that overseas working businesses will express universal styles on account that sustainability demanding situations don't cease at nationwide borders.
Building on unique information in response to result of the foreign company Sustainability Barometer survey, this ebook depicts and analyzes the present kingdom of company sustainability administration and company social responsibility.
Part I describe the technique and summarizes the huge effects, outlining the method and supplying an summary of result of the ICSB survey. half II provides particular findings for every of 11 nations surveyed: Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the uk and america. half III presents a comparative research and highlights wide styles within the foreign effects. so much strikingly, the e-book finds strangely common similarities one of the sustainability administration practices of huge businesses in economically constructed nations everywhere in the world.
All the survey effects are analyzed based on an analogous Triple-I procedure: goal - Why do businesses deal with sustainability?; Integration - To what quantity do businesses embed sustainability of their middle enterprise and of their association? And Implementation - How is company sustainability operationalized? in line with this constitution the research serves not just to make comparisons and to enquire nationwide features; it additionally builds a beginning for studying no matter if there actually is a world-spanning universal cutting-edge of company sustainability. distinctive authors who have been enthusiastic about the foreign company Sustainability Barometer venture provide their insights, deciding on and discussing nationwide and overseas styles that could give you the foundation for extra principles and proposal to practitioners and researchers around the globe who're engaged in company sustainability.
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Extra info for Corporate Sustainability in International Comparison: State of Practice, Opportunities and Challenges
32 J. E. Windolph With regard to actual implementation, the ICSB identifies a number of sustainability management tools (flexible working time, environmental management system, further education, quality management system) which are applied in more than 75 % of all companies and can thus be regarded as established in international corporate practice. In addition, many tools are applied in more than half of the companies. 3 %) can be found among these tools, the ICSB supports the finding of Haanaes et al.
Furthermore, the study almost exclusively collects qualitative information and does not aim at nation-specific comparisons of implementation activities. Instead it gives a practitioner-oriented overview of attitudes towards sustainability and adds some comparisons on a continent-specific level. Similarly, the annual reports published by the MIT Sloan Management Review and the consulting firm The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) provide very valuable insights by surveying more than 1,500 corporate leaders from all over the world in their annual surveys (Berns et al.
Aust Account Rev 15(35):89–96 Haanaes K, Arthur D, Balagopal B, Kong MT, Reeves M, Velken I, Hopkins MS, Kruschwitz N (2011) Sustainability: the ‘embracers’ seize advantage. MIT Sloan Management Review; The Boston Consulting Group, North Hollywood Haanaes K, Reeves M, von Strang Velken I, Audretsch M, Kiron D, Kruschwitz N (2012) Sustainability nears a tipping point. MIT Sloan Management Review; Boston Consulting Group, North Hollywood Harkai A, Pataki G (2001) Bericht zum Umweltmanagementbarometer Ungarn.
Corporate Sustainability in International Comparison: State of Practice, Opportunities and Challenges by Stefan Schaltegger, Sarah Elena Windolph, Dorli Harms, Jacob Hörisch