Social Accountability and Corporate Greenwashing

  title={Social Accountability and Corporate Greenwashing},
  author={William S. Laufer},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
  • W. Laufer
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Law
  • Journal of Business Ethics
Critics of SRI have said little about the integrity of corporate representations resulting in screening inclusion or exclusion. This is surprising given social and environmental accounting research that finds corporate posturing and deception in the absence of external verification, and a parallel body of literature describing corporate "greenwashing" and other forms of corporate disinformation. In this paper I argue that the problems and challenges of ensuring fair and accurate corporate… 

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