Corporate environmental strategy: a must in the new millennium
by Stefano Bresciani, Nuno Oliveira
International Journal of Business Environment (IJBE), Vol. 1, No. 4, 2007

Abstract: For a long time, companies have been unaware of or unconcerned with their activities' consequences to the environment. In the 1990s, however, this narrow-minded attitude seemed to begin changing, as some signs increasingly appeared: overcompliance with regulation standards, voluntary environmental expenditures and agreements with regulators, the appearance of 'green' products, corporate statements on the environment and implementation of environmental management systems, among others. If companies are now taking the environment into account, they probably have an economic pull for doing so. The interaction process with regulators, stakeholders' pressure, corporate reputation enhancement, creation and taking advantage of competitive opportunities, and the view of corporate environmentalism as a strategic issue are the reasons examined here in order to evaluate the potential benefits for environmental integration in companies' management orientation. This article tries to present corporate environmental strategic management as an essential management function because of its ability to minimise costs and risks and enhance (or ensure) companies' value.

Online publication date: Tue, 17-Jul-2007

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Business Environment (IJBE):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email