The carbon disclosures project is founded on a simple idea – if corporations are asked to disclose greenhouse gas related information, a number of benefits should ensue. Most importantly, firms will build greenhouse gas related strategies into their planning and it is hope this will have positive environmental outcomes. The project has grown significantly, and in 2007 firms have been asked specifically about their greenhouse gas accounting systems. Although, the results of this new information request haven’t been published, this paper considers how this may help enhance the legitimacy of the information corporations are disclosing.
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