Social Responsibility and Sustainability: Initiatives of an Energy Company

  • Issa Ibrahim BerchinEmail author
  • Icaro Roberto Azevedo Picolli
  • Gabriela Almeida Marcon
  • João Marcelo Pereira Ribeiro
  • Jacir Leonir Casagrande
  • José Baltazar Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade Guerra
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There is an increasing demand from society for more responsibility, transparence, accountability and sustainability from organizations. Organizations are responding to these demands by providing social services and empowering communities. Therefore, this paper aims to understand how energy justice, as a source of social responsibility, is approached in practice. In order to do so, a literature review on energy justice and social responsibility was developed, followed by a review of the case of a community park developed and maintained by a power generation company. According to the literature, studies on energy justice are growing in quantity and relevance, showing the increasing importance of this subject. Thus, case studies may be interesting ways of understanding its application in organizations’ activities and projects.


Energy justice Social justice Renewable energies Social responsibility Sustainable development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Issa Ibrahim Berchin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Icaro Roberto Azevedo Picolli
    • 2
  • Gabriela Almeida Marcon
    • 2
  • João Marcelo Pereira Ribeiro
    • 1
  • Jacir Leonir Casagrande
    • 2
  • José Baltazar Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade Guerra
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Sustainable Development (Greens), University of Southern Santa Catarina (Unisul)FlorianopolisBrazil
  2. 2.UnisulFlorianopolisBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Land EconomyCambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), University of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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