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The role of CSR in promoting companies’ energy-saving actions in two Asian cities

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  • Hori, Shiro
  • Shinozaki, Mami
  • Nogata, Daisuke
  • Fujita, Toshiyuki

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In Asian developing countries, energy saving has become a crucial issue in sustainable development. However, in countries that possess weak government regulations and market mechanisms, industries are expected to save energy voluntarily. Therefore, corporate social responsibility (CSR) can serve as an important incentive to encourage companies to take voluntary actions.

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  • Hori, Shiro & Shinozaki, Mami & Nogata, Daisuke & Fujita, Toshiyuki, 2014. "The role of CSR in promoting companies’ energy-saving actions in two Asian cities," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 69(C), pages 116-121.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:69:y:2014:i:c:p:116-121
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2014.01.030
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    Energy saving; CSR; Voluntary action;

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