Changing Corporations: An Assessment of the Indicators of Environmental Behavior in the Chemical Manufacturing Industry

By December 1, 2006Library

By Christina Turney ’07 and Sarah Winkeller ’07

This paper presents a statistical model that quantifies the influence of various stakeholders on chemical manufacturing companies’ environmental performance. We based the model on a framework outlined by Andrew Hoffman in Competitive Environmental Strategy: A Guide to the Changing Business Landscape.1 The model uses actors from the following four categories: Social Drivers, Resource Drivers, Market Drivers and Coercive (Regulatory) Drivers as independent variables to explain the variation in Toxic Release Inventory Emissions (TRI) across the 50 states in the years 1995 through 2004.

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