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- DescriptionEveryone agrees that firms should obey the law. But beyond what the law requires-beyond bare 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? Are they permitted to do so, given their fiduciary responsibilities to their shareholders? Even if permissible, is the practice sustainable, or will the competitive marketplace render such efforts and their impacts transient at best? Furthermore, is the practice, however well intended, an efficient use of social and ecomic resources? And, as an empirical matter, to what extent do firms already behave this way? Until w, public discussion has generated more heat than light on both the rmative and positive questions surrounding corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the environmental realm. In Environmental Protection and the Social Responsibility of Firms, some of the nation s leading scholars in law, ecomics, and business examine commonly accepted assumptions at the heart of current debates on corporate social responsibility and provide a foundation for future research and policymaking.
- Author BiographyBruce L. Hay is a professor of law at Harvard Law School. Robert N. Stavins is the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Richard H. K. Vietor is the Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management at the Harvard Business School. Distinguished contributors to this book include Einer Elhauge and Mark Roe of Harvard Law School; John Donohue and Daniel Esty of Yale Law School; Paul Portney of Resources for the Future; Dennis Aigner of the University of California, Santa Barbara; Forest Reinhardt of Harvard Business School; Eric Orts of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; and David Vogel of the University of California, Berkeley.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Inc
- Date of Publication01/02/2005
- SubjectCareers & Success
- Place of PublicationWashington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintResources for the Future Press (RFF Press)
- Weight362 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byProfessor Bruce L. Hay,Professor Richard H. K. Vietor,Professor Robert N. Stavins
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