n South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences - An exploratory study of motivations driving corporate investment in voluntary climate change mitigation in South Africa
|Article Title||An exploratory study of motivations driving corporate investment in voluntary climate change mitigation in South Africa|
|© Publisher:||University of Pretoria|
|Journal||South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Author||Michelle Reyers, Daan Gouws and James Blignaut|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||92 - 108|
|Keyword(s)||Climate change strategies, Corporate sustainability, Investment and University of Pretoria|
ISI Social Science
This study investigates factors driving investment in voluntary climate change mitigation among a selection of listed corporations in South Africa. Based on a review of the literature, a proposed conceptual framework is developed and empirically tested using case studies. A qualitative analysis of the data reveals three key motivational drivers: legitimacy, the financial business case and moral responsibility. In addition, a number of sub-drivers are identified which provide insights for engagement with companies in developing South Africa's response to climate change.
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