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Environmental Concerns of Russian Businesses: Top Company Missions and Climate Change Agenda

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National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow 119049, Russia
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Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don 344019, Russia
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Cherepovets State University, Cherepovets 162600, Russia
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K.G. Razumovsky Moscow State University of Technologies and Management (the First Cossack University), Moscow 109004, Russia
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Climate 2020, 8(4), 56; https://doi.org/10.3390/cli8040056
Received: 7 March 2020 / Revised: 10 April 2020 / Accepted: 11 April 2020 / Published: 13 April 2020
Climate change is on the national agenda of Russia due to this country’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and the expected degree of warming and precipitation increase in its territory. A content analysis of the mission statements of the 100 biggest Russian companies shows that 18.5% of them deal with environmental issues. About half of the companies that declare pro-environmental behavior belong to the energy production and transmission industry. It also is found that more than 30% of all leading hydrocarbon, chemical, and mining companies express environmental concerns in their mission statements. The main environmental priorities declared by the top Russian companies include caring for nature, production ecologization, energy efficiency, and ecological standards. These priorities are related to climate-friendly behavior, but the latter is not stated directly. Direct consideration of climate change in the mission statements of Russian companies is recommended. View Full-Text
Keywords: business leader; content analysis; mission statement; pro-environmental behavior; warming business leader; content analysis; mission statement; pro-environmental behavior; warming
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Molchanova, T.K.; Yashalova, N.N.; Ruban, D.A. Environmental Concerns of Russian Businesses: Top Company Missions and Climate Change Agenda. Climate 2020, 8, 56. https://doi.org/10.3390/cli8040056

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Molchanova TK, Yashalova NN, Ruban DA. Environmental Concerns of Russian Businesses: Top Company Missions and Climate Change Agenda. Climate. 2020; 8(4):56. https://doi.org/10.3390/cli8040056

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Molchanova, Tatyana K., Natalia N. Yashalova, and Dmitry A. Ruban 2020. "Environmental Concerns of Russian Businesses: Top Company Missions and Climate Change Agenda" Climate 8, no. 4: 56. https://doi.org/10.3390/cli8040056

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