Do Ecolabels Lead to Better Environmental Outcomes in the International Shipping Industry?

René Taudal Poulsen, Roberto Rivas Hermann, Carla K. Smink

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    We examine ecolabels’ environmental effectiveness in the context of the international shipping industry. Shipping faces major environmental challenges, and has recently witnessed the introduction of several ecolabels aiming for better environmental outcomes. Extending the ecolabel literature into a mature service industry with global operations, we show that concerns about ecolabel environmental effectiveness also have relevance here. Shipping ecolabels fall short of best practices for design and governance. Our study has policy implications for the achievement of better environmental outcomes in the shipping industry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2017
    Number of pages21
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventThe 24th Nordic Academy of Management Conference: Nordic Opportunities - Nord University Business School, Bodø, Norway
    Duration: 23 Aug 201725 Aug 2017
    Conference number: 24


    ConferenceThe 24th Nordic Academy of Management Conference
    LocationNord University Business School
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    • Ecolabels
    • Shipping industry
    • Environmental governance
    • Corporate environmental disclosure

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