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close this bookBusiness Responsibility for Environmental Protection in Developing Countries - Report on the International Workshop, Heredia, Costa Rica, 22-24 September 1997 (UNRISD, 1998, 56 p.)
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AGENDA

Day One: Monday, 22 September




Registration of Participants



9:00 - 10:30

Inaugural Session
· Alejandro Esquivel, Ministerio del Ambiente y Energ(MINAE)
· Jorge Mora, Rector, Universidad Nacional
· Peter Utting, Project Co-ordinator, UNRISD


Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:30

Session I: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Environmentalism
Chair: Guillermo Veluez, CEGESTI, UNDP



· Corporate Environmentalism: From Rhetoric to Results, Ann Rappaport (co-author, Margaret Flaherty)
· Business Responsibility for Environmental Protection: Corporate Environmental Management and Competitive Strategy in Developing Countries, Richard Welford


General Discussion

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 18:00

Session II: Promoting Corporate Environmental Responsibility: The Policy and Political Backdrop
Chair: Maximo Kalaw, Earth Council



· Promoting Business Responsibility for Environmental Management in Developing Countries. What Role for “Self-Regulatory” and “Co-Regulatory” Policy Instruments, Jonathon Hanks
· Environmental Regulation of Transnational Corporations: Needs and Prospects, Michael Hansen


General Discussion


Coffee Break



· The Politics of Corporate Environmentalism: Civil, Legal or Self-Compliance for Sustainable Development?, David Murphy and Jem Bendell


General Discussion

Day Two: Tuesday, 23 September



8:15 - 12:30

Session III: Perspectives on Corporate Environmentalism in Selected Developing Countries
Chair: Carlos Pomareda, International Services for Entrepreneurial Development, (SIDE S.A.)



· The Greening of Business in Mexico, David Barkin
· The Good, Bad and Ugly: Environmental Performance of Companies in Malaysia, Pang Hin Yue


General Discussion


Coffee Break



· Multinational Businesses Do Have a Role to Play in the Sustainable Development in Chile, Guillermo Geisse (presented by HernBlanco)
· The Environmental and Social Effects of Corporate Environmentalism in the Brazilian Market Pulp Industry, Ricardo Carrere


General Discussion

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 18:00

Session IV: Corporate Environmentalism in Central America
Chair: NicolMateo, INBio



· Environmental Management as an Indicator of Business Responsibility in Central America, Lawrence Pratt (co-author, Emily Fintel)


General Discussion



· Biodiversity in Costa Rica: Facing New Social and Environmental Responsibilities, Antonieta Camacho and Silvia Rodrez


Coffee Break



· Forestry Companies and Their Responsibility in Costa Rica, Olman Segura and Marielos Alfaro
Costa Rica: Sustainable Tourism and Business Responsibility, Jeffrey Orozco and Marvin Acu/TD>


General Discussion

Day Three: Wednesday, 24 September



9:00 - 11:15

Session V: Future Research
Chair: Olman Segura, CINPE



· Key Issues and Future Research: Social and Political Dimensions of Corporate Environmentalism in Developing Countries, Peter Utting


General Discussion



· Methodology for Future Research, Harris Gleckman
· Action-Research Methodologies: Experiences from Costa Rica, Antonieta Camacho and Olman Segura Bonilla


General Discussion


Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:30

Working Groups

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 16:30

Working Groups (continued)


Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:00

Plenary: Presentation of Group Discussions and Feedback

18:00 - 18:30

Closing Statements