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Corporate Environmental Communication – Political or Economical Discourse?

Conference contribution
Authors Magnus Fredriksson
Eva-Karin Olsson
Published in Paper presenterat vid Communicating Green – Organizational Communication and Environment, Bryssel, Belgien, 18-19 november 2010
Publication year 2010
Published at Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG)
Language en
Keywords corporate environmental reproting, informativity corporate communication; sustainable development
Subject categories Business Administration, Media and Communications

Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to propose a model for measuring the quality of corporate green communication based on the notion of informativity. Design/methodology/approach: The model has been applied to a quantitative study of the annual reports of 20 corporations listed on the Stockholm stock exchange - Large Cap aimed at examing the level of environmental informativity in the information provided by the companies in question. Findings: Based on the proposed model the authors conclude that the majority of the companies in the study adhere to weak discourse on environmental communication meaning that the information provided has a general and vague character. Examples of strong discourses, characterized by a discourse in which the company provides contextual information which enables the reader to make an independent assessment of actions taken, were far less common Research implications: The model of informativity in environmental reporting provides a method for systematic studies on corporate environmental communication across for example geographic areas, business sectors, and organisational features. The model could also be used by various actors with an interest in evaluating corporate environmental communication.

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