IGES Kansai Research Centre Discussion Paper

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Environmental Business tends to be regarded as an industrial sector of market economy. However, the mainstream of Environmental Business does not exist in market economy, but in the third sector of community-based organizations, which is different from economies of private enterprises and governments. In fact, this trend is emerging in various...

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In Asia, private sector has been the engine of much of recent economic growth, while its regional growth has kept the entire world growing. However, this expansion also came with a cost of environmental sustainability that starts shaking the development process itself. Increasing awareness and growing public concerns about the negative...

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Author:
Yuriko
Nakao
Makiko
Nakano
Kanichiro
Matsumura
Kiminori
Gemba

Focusing on 278 listed corporations in Japan, the present study tests the hypothesis that robust environmental conservation activities have a positive effect on their financial performance. It also examines the role played by the environmental policies introduced and strengthened by the government since the end of the 1990s. By a statistical...

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1. Background

In order to compare the current status of Corporate Sustainability Management in China, Korea and Japan, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES, headquartered in Japan) has conducted a survey project with cooperation from the Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy of State Environmental Protection Agency...

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At the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), "changing unsustainable patterns of consumption and production" was determined to be the key task for the future. The prospective direction of corporate environmental conservation activities is an important factor in solving global environmental issues-corporations' roles as producers and...

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Author:
Lee, Byung-Wook

This paper aims to identify differences and similarities between Japanese and Korean corporate managements in terms of environmental conservation practices and their institutional frameworks. Similar efforts have been made in the countries regarding the introduction of ISO14001 etc. However, there seems to be much difference between their...

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The publication by corporations of information relating to the environment is becoming more and more widespread. In particular, there has been a rapid increase in the number of companies which disclose information in the form of environmental reports. An environmental report is a document for public consumption which sets out a company's efforts to...

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For several years now, the number of Japanese companies which publish environmental reports has been increasing. In compiling environmental reports, most people refer to the Environmental Reporting Guidelines (Ministry of the Environment, 2001a, 2001b) issued by the Ministry of the Environment. As indicated in the Guidelines, as basic principles of...