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Corporate social responsibility and the challenge of triple bottom line integration: insights from the Lebanese context

Jamali, Dima, Mezher, Toufic and Bitar, Hiba (2006) Corporate social responsibility and the challenge of triple bottom line integration: insights from the Lebanese context International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 5, (4), pp. 395-414. (doi:10.1504/IJESD.2006.011557).

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The notion of sustainability has been evolving and is increasingly understood to encompass considerations of economic viability, as well as environmental sustainability and social responsibility. This paper examines how linking these three legs of sustainability remains a challenge and explores empirically the performance of a sample of Lebanese organisations in the three strands of responsibility. The findings suggest that organisations in a developing country context report challenges in maintaining a sustainable performance on the three dimensions, respectively and that Triple Bottom Line (TBL) integration remains a distant aspiration. Recommendations for enhancing the sustainability performance of companies are provided as well as practical suggestions and insights into how to improve the prospects of TBL integration.

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Published date: October 2006
Keywords: corporate social responsibility, csr, lebanon, economic impact, environmental impact, social impact, sustainability, sustainable development, developing countries, integration


Local EPrints ID: 47704
ISSN: 1474-6778
PURE UUID: 4e58804b-fab4-4c08-93f9-dd9f33ee40a7

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Date deposited: 08 Aug 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:03

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Author: Dima Jamali
Author: Toufic Mezher
Author: Hiba Bitar

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