Companies, investors, and civil society organizations are reinventing themselves as political actors in sustainability. As a consequence, terms like Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Environmental and Social Governance criteria (ESG) and sustainable supply chains have been incorporated into the jargon of the business world. But despite the growing importance of corporate sustainability as a trend also in Latin America, we still know little about innovative business solutions in the region.
Together with her colleagues Leonardo Paz Neves and Jade Constantino de Vasconcellos, Karina Marzano analysed the sustainability reports of 34 Latin American companies and explored whether and how some lessons learned from the private governance literature have been incorporated by Latin American companies in their corporate sustainability strategies.
The result is "The Latin American Atlas of Corporate Sustainability Initiatives" - a vivid compendium, that has now been published with the support of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Getulio Vargas Foundation.