This section elaborates on the major characteristics of both sectors without applying a specific sustainability focus. This is necessary to set the stage for a comprehensive discussion of the integration of environmental and social issues into business strategies and operations. The analysis will be brief and exhaustive by no means but it will be focus on those factors that play the most important role setting the context for CSM:25 the key characteristics and activities of both sectors, trends, drivers and competitive forces.


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    For a more detailed analysis, refer to Salzmann (2004).Google Scholar
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    On the other hand, it can reach up to 15% of household income in Uganda (International Energy Agency et al., 2002, p. 8).Google Scholar
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    This conclusion is reached based on a meta-analysis of several energy scenarios from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the International Energy Agency (IEA) and EU Directorate-General for Research (RWE, 2003, p. 53)Google Scholar

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