Multiple Levels of Corporate Sustainability
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According to Dr. Clare Graves, mankind has developed eight core value systems,1 as responses to prevailing circumstances. Given different contexts and value systems, a one-solution-fits-all concept of corporate sustainability is not reasonable. Therefore, this paper presents various definitions and forms of sustainability, each linked to specific (societal) circumstances and related value systems. A sustainability matrix– an essential element of the overall European Corporate Sustainability Framework – is described showing six types of organizations at different developmental stages, with different forms of corporate sustainability, each supported by specific institutional arrangements.
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- Multiple Levels of Corporate Sustainability
Journal of Business Ethics
Volume 44, Issue 2-3 , pp 107-119
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- ambition levels
- corporate social responsibility
- corporate sustainability
- European Corporate Sustainability Framework
- spiral dynamics
- sustainability matrix
- value systems
- Industry Sectors