ENERGY JUSTICE, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: CASE OF A POWER GENERATION COMPANY

  • Issa Ibrahim Berchin
  • Ícaro Roberto Azevedo Picolli
  • Gabriela Almeida Marcon Student - UFSC
  • Jacir Leonir Casagrande
  • José Baltazar Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade Guerra

Abstract

There is an increasing demand from society for more responsibility, transparence, accountability, and social and environmental sustainability from organizations. Organizations are responding to this demands by providing social services and empowering communities. Accordingly, some organizations engaged in energy projects, especially in renewable energies, are addressing social justice while planning, developing and implementing their projects, engaging the communities in promoting awareness to them. Therefore, this paper aims to explore how energy justice, as a source of social responsibility, is approached in practice. In order to do so, a literature review on energy justice and social responsibility was developed, followed by a review of the case of a community park developed and maintained by a power generation company. According to the literature, studies on energy justice is increasing in quantity and relevance, showing the increasing importance of this subject. Thus, the case study approach may be an interesting way of understanding its application in organizations’ activities and projects.



 

Author Biographies

Issa Ibrahim Berchin

 

 
Ícaro Roberto Azevedo Picolli

 

 
Jacir Leonir Casagrande

 

 
José Baltazar Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade Guerra

 

 
Published
2017-09-05
How to Cite
BERCHIN, Issa Ibrahim et al. ENERGY JUSTICE, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: CASE OF A POWER GENERATION COMPANY. International Congress of Knowledge and Innovation - Ciki, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, sep. 2017. ISSN 2318-5376. Available at: <http://proceeding.ciki.ufsc.br/index.php/ciki/article/view/83>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2019.