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Strategy, communications and environment: A case study in the Italian energy and ceramics sector

Zingales, Francesco (2000)
Abstract
Since the voluntary environmental reporting of companies started in the late eighties, there has been a profusion of literature describing why a company should report and what principles should be followed. This thesis takes a less prescriptive approach by investigating what explains the environmental communication in some Italian firms in the Energy and the Ceramic sectors. The research for these influences encompasses the understanding of the current "greening" potential of the industry (i.e. driving and refraining factors in the business environment), the specific environmental strategies of the firm and the environmental communication planning, implementation, use and perception of some relevant stakeholders.

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Since the voluntary environmental reporting of companies started in the late eighties, there has been a profusion of literature describing why a company should report and what principles should be followed. This thesis takes a less prescriptive approach by investigating what explains the environmental communication in some Italian firms in the Energy and the Ceramic sectors. The research for these influences encompasses the understanding of the current "greening" potential of the industry (i.e. driving and refraining factors in the business environment), the specific environmental strategies of the firm and the environmental communication planning, implementation, use and perception of some relevant stakeholders.

The findings have implications at both policy and company level, indicating ample scope for improvement in policies promoting the greening of the industries, and in their environmental strategies and environmental communication, which could provide consequences for the future competitiveness of these firms (Less)
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