What Do ISO Indicators Tell Us about Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Cities of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia?

Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen, Stephanie Hitztaler

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This chapter uses several ISO 37120 indicators to measure the contribution of corporate social responsibility to the cities of the natural-gas-producing Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Some of the indicators show the benefits of such programs, especially in the area of building new sports facilities. But despite this improvement in the sustainability ranking as measured by this indicator, the ongoing fossil fuel extraction and Gazprom’s overall impact on the area reduce the city’s sustainability. In this sense, ISO indicators can be cherry picked in ways that are deceptive in terms of a corporation’s overall impact on urban sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban Sustainability in the Arctic : Measuring Progress in Circumpolar Cities
EditorsRobert W. Orttung
Number of pages26
PublisherBerghahn Books
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)978-1-78920-735-4, 978-1-78920-736-1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Russian and Eurasian Studies

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