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Corporate Sustainability Management in the Energy Sector

An Empirical Contingency Approach

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Pages 1-6
  3. Pages 43-74
  4. Pages 81-85
  5. Pages 87-267
  6. Pages 269-289
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 291-354

About this book


Corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and citizenship are terms that often evoke considerable scepticism and cynicism, particularly in civil society. Much needed sector-specific and comparative research, which could facilitate a more fact-oriented debate, is still missing from the literature. The present study aims to fill this gap by presenting data collected from two groups of managers, namely sustainability experts and non-sustainability experts, from two different industry sectors (integrated oil and gas vs. electric utilities) and several geographical regions.

Oliver Salzmann provides a comprehensive view on corporate sustainability management in companies such as Shell and RWE and investigates the key social and environmental issues driving the energy sector. The author analyses the influence which stakeholder pressure exercises on energy companies and their efforts to become more responsive. Moreover, he develops a model for strategic, thus profit-oriented, corporate sustainability management.


Energieindustrie Energiesektor Gassektor Management, profit-orientiertes Nachhaltigkeit energy

About the authors

Dr. Oliver Salzmann promovierte bei Prof. Dr. Ulrich Steger am Institut für Technologie und Management der TU Berlin. Er war zu dieser Zeit als Research Associate am IMD in Lausanne tätig. Zurzeit arbeitet er als Vertriebsingenieur in der Solarbranche.

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Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Oil, Gas & Geosciences