Author: Wang Hong

Research on Corporate Environmental Responsibility in China

Printed Copy: US $86
ISBN: 978-1-68108-648-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-647-7 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2018
DOI: 10.2174/97816810864771180101

Introduction

The global environmental crisis is a hot issue worldwide which drives discussions among business and social communities aimed at addressing environmental problems. Research on Corporate Environmental Responsibility in China is a survey of how some enterprises in China manage their corporate social and economic responsibilities. The survey is an important reference point for enterprises that wish to maintain sustainable development, for the government to control environmental deterioration, and for the public to maintain a society in harmony with the surrounding environment. The survey is guided by principles of system and dialectical science (SDS). It helps the reader to study Corporate Environmental Responsibility (CER) in a more comprehensive and dynamic manner using the basic concepts of systemic and spatiotemporal concepts.

Key Features:

  • - Presents a unique perspective of Chinese academics for the local region
  • - Presents an analysis of the element, structure and function of CER in China.
  • - Focuses on the systematic method and makes empirical analysis of CER in 30 Chinese enterprises.
  • - Puts forward suggestions for CER improvement in the region.
  • - Features research methodology based on historical analysis, comparative analysis and empirical analysis.

This reference serves as a useful guide for business managers, government officials and other stakeholders in China seeking to regulate their environmental policies. Business school teachers and students, will also benefit from the findings presented by the study.

Preface

“Lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets.” This is the statement of Xi Jinping, General Secretary of Chinese Communist Party, which has been accepted by increasing audience nationally and internationally. Conforming with the statement, this book aims to show that environment is like water, development is like ship; the water can carry the ship and it can also upset it. This book will discuss the foundation, evolution and beautiful blueprint of Chinese enterprise sustainable development. It will build China’s academic support of the scientific statement.

It is a unique perspective to study corporate environmental responsibility from systematic and dialectical science angle, which is different from the perspectives of economics, sociology and management. This helps the government support environmental protection, enterprises fulfill their responsibilities, and the public raise environmental awareness. I believe that this kind of Chinese philosophical thinking can contribute to academic research in corporate social responsibility.

The empirical research in this book is concrete and practical. The questionnaire investigation and performance of the environmental responsibility of 30 heterogeneous enterprises were analyzed, and the ranking of 30 enterprises was obtained, and an important reference for the evaluation index of the enterprise environmental responsibility was put forward. Therefore, this book will be useful for the enterprise managers and government officials as well.

With the development of climate change, the deterioration of environmental crisis and the establishment of ecological civilization, the environmental responsibility of enterprises becomes an increasingly urgent hot issue. Enterprises will benefit the sustainable development of human society by reducing resource consumption and waste discharge, while maintaining economic growth. There is no doubt that the research on corporate environmental responsibility is of great practical significance.

CONSENT FOR PUBLICATION

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CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The author confirms that this eBook contents have no conflict of interest.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This book is supported by “2015 English Teaching of Corporate Social Responsibility Course Construction Project for Foreign Students in Shanghai Universities”.

Wang Hong
School of Economics, Shanghai University
China

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