Causes of the Gap Between Good Intentions and Actual Results of Corporate Sustainability Practices


 
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Causes of the Gap Between Good Intentions and Actual Results of Corporate Sustainability Practices
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
Companies are increasingly addressing sustainability by incorporating CSR programs in their business models. The result is an increase in reported improvements in corporate practices. However, according to Pucker, these 'improvements' are often based on subjective judgements. In fact, many organizations still fail to create real changes especially when it comes to climate change issues.
So, what are the reasons for the gap between on the one hand the good intentions and the improvement of corporate practices in terms of sustainability, and on the other hand the fail to truly contribute to the battle against climate change?
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