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Der Business Case von politischer Nachhaltigkeit - Bohnen und Hennies im Journal of Public Affairs

Updated: Sep 22, 2022

Dr. Johannes Bohnen und Lutz-Peter Hennies argumentieren im Journal of Public Affairs, warum Unternehmen ihre Nachhaltigkeitsbemühungen nicht nur sozial und ökologisch auslegen sollten - sondern vor allem politisch. Denn Corporate Political Responsibility zahlt sich langfristig aus.

Unten finden Sie den Abstract des Artikels "Why Brands Should Foster Political Sustainability". Hier geht es zum Volltext der beim Journal of Public Affairs eingereichten Version. Auf die finale veröffentlichte Version können Sie hier zugreifen (Login bzw. Zahlung erforderlich).

Abstract: Sustainability figures prominently in the rhetoric around the nonfinancial responsibilities of business, as is manifest in the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Often, however, sustainability assumes a narrow social and ecological meaning. A more comprehensive and apt concept would instead focus on the political dimension of sustainability. The long-term success of business depends primarily on sound institutions as embodied in the liberal democratic state. Therefore, companies should invest politically in strengthening the public realm – to their own benefit. CSR misses this strategic nexus; rather, the business case lies in the adoption of a corporate political responsibility (CPR). Advocating for a broad definition of what is political, the paper lays out concrete CPR fields of action that allow companies to become political brands. As a holistic concept to conceive of the interface between business and politics, CPR does not only help to secure a company's longevity, but also reorients our understanding and practice of public affairs.

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