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Environmental protection and the social responsibility of firms : perspectives from law, economics, and business

Author: Bruce L Hay; R N Stavins; Richard H K Vietor
Publisher: Washington, DC : Resources for the Future, ©2005.
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Everyone agrees that firms should obey the law. But beyond the law -- beyond compliance with regulations -- do firms have additional social responsibilities to commit resources voluntarily to environmental protection? How should we think about firms sacrificing profits in the social interest? May they do so within the scope of their fiduciary responsibilities to their shareholders? Is the practice sustainable, or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce L Hay; R N Stavins; Richard H K Vietor
ISBN: 1933115025 9781933115023 1933115033 9781933115030
OCLC Number: 56591921
Description: viii, 210 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The four questions of corporate social responsibility / Bruce L. Hay, Robert N. Stavins, and Richard H.K. Vietor --
Corporate managers' operational discretion to sacrifice corporate porifits in the public interest / Einer R. Elhauge --
Does greater managerial freedom to sacrifice profits lead to higher social welfare? / John J. Donohue --
On sacrificing profits in the public interest / Mark J. Roe --
Corporate social responsibility / Paul R. Portney --
Does corporate social responsibility / Dennis J. Aigner --
On Portney's complaint / Daniel C. Esty --
Environmental protection and the social responsibility of firms / Forest L. Reinhardt --
Ethics, risk and the environment in corporate responsibility / Eric W. Orts --
Opportunities for and limitations of corporate environmentalism / David Vogel.
Responsibility: Bruce L. Hay, Robert N. Stavins, Richard H.K. Vietor, editors.
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