Corporate social responsibility guiding sustainable innovation in the fashion system: The role of standardsDownload This Article
Floriana Iannone , Alessandra De Chiara
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The theme of sustainability is an interesting topic in the fashion industry. This industry has one of the highest levels of pollution and also from a social outline is responsible for serious injuries to human dignity, given the poor working conditions in many factories in developing countries. The paper deepens the relation between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and innovation in the Italian fashion system. Which is the level of sustainable innovation in the Italian fashion industry? This is the research question deepened through the analysis of the degree of the social and environmental standards in the fashion system. Standards represent an important driver of organizational, process and product innovations, they impose the use of new technologies, new processes, new materials, but also a different organization of supply chains, and allow evaluating fashion companies’ concrete commitment in CSR. The research intends to explore this relation in order to contribute to the debate on this topic.
Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Innovation, Standards, Fashion Industry, Innovation
JEL Classification: M14
How to cite: Iannone, F., & De Chiara, A. (2019). Corporate social responsibility guiding sustainable innovation in the fashion system: The role of standards. In S. Esposito De Falco, F. Alvino, & A. Kostyuk (Eds.), New challenges in corporate governance: Theory and practice (pp. 165-179). https://doi.org/10.22495/ncpr_33