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SEPTEMBER 2012 (published: 10.09.2012)
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Opportunities to improve energy efficiency and the development of corporate social and environmental responsibility of Russian companies in the "green" economy context
Sergienko O.I., Pavlova A.S.
Expansion of social and environmental responsibility of business is a recognized worldwide trend, companies perceive corporate social and environmental responsibility (CSER) as a tool for reducing the non-financial risks, increasing competitiveness, improving relations with the government and society. Meanwhile, in Russia CSER is gradually growing mainly in large corporations, particularly in the fuel and oil companies. The peculiarity of the Russian version of CSER is that a significant emphasis is done at the administrative approach and the development of social responsibility takes place under the State pressure. The paper considers the adaptation possibilities of Russian companies to the requirements of energy efficiency and energy saving in the emerging "green" economy as a new economic course. We used the results of surveys of managers of Russian companies and representatives of education and science establishments in 2011-2012.
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energy efficiency, low-carbon economy, corporate social and environmental responsibility
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