1 The term corporate responsibility (CR) is used synonymously with the term corporate social responsibility (CSR).

2 A. Karnani, “The Case Against Corporate Social Responsibility,” Wall Street Journal, 23 August 2010.

3 CorporateRegister.com, “Stats,” www.corporateregister.com/stats, accessed January 21, 2012.

4 The word “footprint” is a popular term used to describe the total inventory of an environmental impact, through the lifecycle of a product or process. The term “carbon” is a euphemism for total greenhouse gas emissions. Thus, a “carbon footprint” is the total greenhouse gas impacts through the lifecycle of a product or process.

5 Sarbanes–Oxley Act. Pub. Law. 107-204.

6 Dodd–Frank Act. Pub Law. 101-203.

7 UN Commission ...

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