The article analyzes three options of the 'fight' against climate change: doing nothing, fighting actively (e.g. Kyoto and emissions reduction) and adjusting to change and more severe conditions. Literature review is used to assess the economics of each option and to show the importance of the fight against climate change.
In order to find out what is the state of corporate environmentalism in Slovenia, a country in transition, we surveyed a large sample of Slovenian manufacturing companies. Our results show that none of the identified company clusters exhibits qualities attributed to fully advanced corporate environmentalism. In such circumstances regulatory pressures and top management’s personal preferences still play a major role in motivating corporate environmentalism.
The book addresses the role of intangible factors (investments in ITC, in R & D and innovation, in brands, in human and organizational capital, relational capital investments, investments in eco-capital and investments in social capital) in Slovenian companies. It includes data from 203 largest Slovenian manufacturing companies for the period 2006 to 2009 on the productivity of these enterprises, their investments in tangible capital and financial indebtedness. For 70 companies we analyzed intangible capital in detail. The book is a "mirror" of Slovenian corporate sector at the moment
Paper provides a framework and performance measures to more effectively measure, manage, and report the value created through improved sustainability performance. With a careful analysis and a measurement of the key drivers of sustainability performance, companies can better manage the broad set of impacts caused by both core corporate activities as well as corporate sustainability programs that enable better integration of social and environmental impacts into day-to-day operational decisions and traditional investment models making social and environmental concerns part of the organization.
The paper conceptualizes a construct of perceived service quality (PSQ) as a formative latent construct in the framework of sustainable development in tourism. The data were gathered in an intercept survey of the population of adult tourists staying in three different country destinations in the Northern Adriatic area. An in-depth assessment of the various service quality components reveals the relative importance of several visible service quality components that vary across destination contexts. Destinations can achieve better PSQ by focusing on specific attributes of their offer.