Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93466
Authors: 
Arjaliès, Diane Laure
Goubet, Cécile
Ponssard, Jean-Pierre
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 4644
Abstract: 
The ability of companies to turn an environmental constraint into a source of strategic opportunities is a controversial topic in published research. The article, which is based on a comparative study of the CO2 emission reduction strategies implemented by the cement and chemical industries, shows that companies' freedom to adopt a proactive approach to sustainable development is severely constrained by the characteristic features of the sector, in terms of its dependence on natural resources, of flexibility in the composition of the business portfolio, and of the structure of the downstream sector.
Subjects: 
CO2
sustainable development
corporate strategy
innovation
JEL: 
Q58
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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