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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: July 2019

1 - Definitions

Summary

This chapter develops definitions of the main concepts in this research monograph by drawing on extant literature and distinguishing corporate environmental sustainability as the strategies, actions and practices undertaken by a firm with regard to its interace with the natural environment from related concepts such as corporate philanthropy, impact investing, corporate social responsibility, corporate citizenship and corporate greening. Definitions of patient capital, corporate governance, family firms, family versus non-family control and proactive environmental strrategy (PES) that constitute the core concepts in this monograph are developed.