dc.contributor.authorLau, Seo Wang.
dc.contributor.authorNg, Tin Yau.
dc.contributor.authorGoh, Kendrick Tat Ming.
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-17T02:53:15Z
dc.date.available2012-04-17T02:53:15Z
dc.date.copyright2012en_US
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/48390
dc.description.abstractCorporate Sustainability is gaining prominence globally and therefore it is important for us to evaluate the state of sustainability in Singapore corporations. This paper aims to analyse, through an exploratory research, how much and why Singapore businesses may lag in the adoption of sustainability management practices. We use a statistical approach to determine that Singapore listed corporations adopt sustainable practices less comprehensively than global sustainability leaders do, and that Singapore small and medium enterprises lag Singapore listed corporations in sustainable practices. We use a qualitative approach to identify possible major drivers towards and barriers to the adoption of sustainable practices by small and medium enterprises. We identify the major driver as customer requirements. We identify major challenges across all businesses as a narrow definition of sustainability, low prioritisation of sustainability, a lack of awareness and perceived inadequacy of incentives provided by the Singapore Government, and insufficient resources. Two other barriers specific to the retail industry are the perceived unwillingness of consumers to pay a premium for ethical products and the low margins in some businesses.en_US
dc.format.extent226 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Business::Management::Social responsibility en_US
dc.titleExploring corporate sustainability in small and medium enterprises.en_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorArthur Lee Gilberten_US
dc.contributor.schoolCollege of Business (Nanyang Business School)en_US
dc.description.degreeBUSINESSen_US
dc.contributor.researchAsian Business Case Centreen_US


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