Information Disclosure Strategies for Green Industries
23 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2011
Date Written: August 22, 2011
Environmental information disclosure strategies, which involve corporate attempts to increase the availability of information on pollution and emissions, can become a basis for a new wave of environmental protection policy that follows and has the potential to complement traditional command and control and market-based approaches. Although a growing body of literature and operational programs suggest that publicly disclosing the information can motivate improved corporate environmental performance, this phenomenon remains poorly understood. This paper reviews the economic and legitimacy theory behind information disclosure and analyses the current practice and programs adopted in industrialized and industrializing countries.
Keywords: environmental information disclosure, toxic release inventory, government disclosure programs, materials accounting, sector facility indexing, pollution and emissions, environmental performance
JEL Classification: Q52, Q53, Q57, Q58
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