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In recent decades, many corporations have implemented sustainable development techniques and tactics into Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) departments theoretically devoted to promoting environmental and humanitarian ideals. The broad principles guiding firm's CSR activities are directly related to stakeholder expectations and demands. The diversity of business stakeholders further complicates a firm's CSR principles, as representatives are required to determine proper socio-environmental actions while upholding the ethical ideology related to CSR. Utilizing stakeholder theory, correlations between stewardship efforts and economic gain illustrate the marketability of strong CSR principles. An analysis of REI's individual store stewardship programs and level of outreach within their local communities may illuminate correlations between economic growth and positive corporate social responsibility.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

8-3-2008 8:00 AM

Subject - LCSH

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (Seattle, Wash.); Social responsibility of business; Industrial management--Environmental aspects; Sustainable development

End Date

8-3-2008 5:00 PM

Session

Sustaining Environments

Genre/Form

Conference Papers and Proceedings

Type

event

Geographic Coverage

Seattle (Wash.)

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

Keywords

corporate social responsibility, sustainable development, stakeholder theory, stewardship

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Sustainable development in the retail sector: REI's stewardship efforts.

In recent decades, many corporations have implemented sustainable development techniques and tactics into Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) departments theoretically devoted to promoting environmental and humanitarian ideals. The broad principles guiding firm's CSR activities are directly related to stakeholder expectations and demands. The diversity of business stakeholders further complicates a firm's CSR principles, as representatives are required to determine proper socio-environmental actions while upholding the ethical ideology related to CSR. Utilizing stakeholder theory, correlations between stewardship efforts and economic gain illustrate the marketability of strong CSR principles. An analysis of REI's individual store stewardship programs and level of outreach within their local communities may illuminate correlations between economic growth and positive corporate social responsibility.