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Environmental accounting : media, activists and Hennes and Mauritz in a mixed-method perspective and implications for the fashion industry

Oberste Berghaus, Ole LU (2014) In Master Thesis Series in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science MESM01 20141
LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)
Abstract
Change towards a sustainable company is driven either by media or the company, the argument goes. It is though questionable, if companies as individual actors have an impact on the environment at all, or if they are too small in the global economy. Using the macro- economic gravity model, the size question can be answered positively, the companies do have an impact. Thus reasons why companies change are relevant. The driving forces are analysed using earlier works analysing H&M, constructivism in form of intercultural learning from each other as businesses, a look at current standards within the industry and respective criticism from non-state actors like Greenpeace. H&M as a leader in the industry is driven by all, its own management,... (More)
Change towards a sustainable company is driven either by media or the company, the argument goes. It is though questionable, if companies as individual actors have an impact on the environment at all, or if they are too small in the global economy. Using the macro- economic gravity model, the size question can be answered positively, the companies do have an impact. Thus reasons why companies change are relevant. The driving forces are analysed using earlier works analysing H&M, constructivism in form of intercultural learning from each other as businesses, a look at current standards within the industry and respective criticism from non-state actors like Greenpeace. H&M as a leader in the industry is driven by all, its own management, media and non-state actors, as well as the limitations in time through gradual change and the oligopoly market. The Global Reporting Initiative, as a free standard, is hereby especially important. (Less)
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author
Oberste Berghaus, Ole LU
supervisor
organization
course
MESM01 20141
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
GRI, global reporting initiative, H&M, Hennes and Mauritz, drivers, environmental reporting, sustainability science
publication/series
Master Thesis Series in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science
report number
2014:025
language
English
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4463657
date added to LUP
2014-06-17 11:47:18
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  abstract     = {Change towards a sustainable company is driven either by media or the company, the argument goes. It is though questionable, if companies as individual actors have an impact on the environment at all, or if they are too small in the global economy. Using the macro- economic gravity model, the size question can be answered positively, the companies do have an impact. Thus reasons why companies change are relevant. The driving forces are analysed using earlier works analysing H&M, constructivism in form of intercultural learning from each other as businesses, a look at current standards within the industry and respective criticism from non-state actors like Greenpeace. H&M as a leader in the industry is driven by all, its own management, media and non-state actors, as well as the limitations in time through gradual change and the oligopoly market. The Global Reporting Initiative, as a free standard, is hereby especially important.},
  author       = {Oberste Berghaus, Ole},
  keyword      = {GRI,global reporting initiative,H&M,Hennes and Mauritz,drivers,environmental reporting,sustainability science},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Master Thesis Series in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science},
  title        = {Environmental accounting : media, activists and Hennes and Mauritz in a mixed-method perspective and implications for the fashion industry},
  year         = {2014},
}