Business and Governance in South Africa

Business and Governance in South Africa

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qWhy do business organisations contribute to climate change governance in areas of limited statehood? In many countries, governments are too weak and often also not willing to set and enforce climate change regulations. While companies have the capacities to fill the resulting governance gap, conventional wisdom expects them to take advantage by relocating their production sites in order to escape strict national regulation. Studies on South Africa, Kenya and Germany demonstrate that business contributions to the mitigation and adaptation to climate change vary significantly between countries, sectors and firms. In order to explain these variations, the contributors bring together two important literatures that rarely speak to each other - governance and business management - arguing that the threat of public regulation has an important role in motivating business effortsq--...See and the 2010 Ranking http:// www.jse ... AGA ranks second on the high-impact industries best- performers list of the Sustainable Investment Index 2010 of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, ... See also Tyrer, L. (14 November 2006) a#39;Harmony attempts to deal with Randfontein dust challenge while mulling big retreatment optiona#39;, Mining Weekly.

Title:Business and Governance in South Africa
Author:Tanja A. Börzel, Ralph Hamann
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-06-03


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