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9. How Do Companies Conceive Sustainable Infrastructure? Evidence from Construction Companies’ Reports’ Content Analysis

Authors : Silvia Gordano, Daniel Torchia, Laura Corazza, Dario Cottafava

Published in: Business for Sustainability, Volume I

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

Infrastructure plays a crucial role in the advancement of sustainable development. The concept of ‘sustainable infrastructure’ (SI) has been put forward by scholars and professionals; however, further reflection is needed. By adopting a company-centric perspective, this chapter provides evidence of how the notion is conceived by ‘Big Players’ in the construction industry by means of a content analysis of corporate reports. Findings suggest that SI is largely anchored to the early phases of a project’s lifecycle. ‘Green’ aspects of SI are commonly recognised—in line with a prevailing use of environmental assessment criteria—but the emphasis placed on other sustainability issues and the broadness of stakeholders addressed vary considerably across companies. This supports that SI is a still fragmented and lively concept.

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Metadata
Title
How Do Companies Conceive Sustainable Infrastructure? Evidence from Construction Companies’ Reports’ Content Analysis
Authors
Silvia Gordano
Daniel Torchia
Laura Corazza
Dario Cottafava
Copyright Year
2023
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-37361-9_9

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