Corporate Climate strategies are influenced by a complex interaction of various market and non-market factors. This article examines the impact of the two main drivers competitive dynamics and regulatory pressure on the carbon management strategies of some of the most energy-intensive UK-listed companies. Despite significant increase in awareness of its potential strategic importance, yet there is little in the approaches of these organizations suggest that climate change seriously alter … Read more »

Corporate Climate strategies are influenced by a complex interaction of various market and non-market factors. This article examines the impact of the two main drivers competitive dynamics and regulatory pressure on the carbon management strategies of some of the most energy-intensive UK-listed companies. Despite significant increase in awareness of its potential strategic importance, yet there is little in the approaches of these organizations suggest that climate change alters the highly competitive field or induced radical changes in the business models of UK carbon-intensive enterprises. Instead strategy seems to be a number of practices that hedge perceptions of current and expected future market and political trends are derived in terms of climate change.
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Chukwumerije Okereke,
Duncan Russell
Source: California Management Review
26 pages.
Release Date: 1 August 2010. Prod #: CMR466-PDF-ENG
Regulatory pressure and Competitive Dynamics: Carbon Management Strategies of UK energy-intensive companies HBR case solution

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