CSR Asia and Southern Weekend (aka Nanfang Zhoumo) deserve ample praise for an insightful recent post addressing “Greenwashing in China,” available here.
The post especially resonated with your’s truly, as it echoes much of what I attempted to convey in the “Dirty Side of China’s Clean Growth.” In particular the last point, referenced here:
Unintended consequences (适得其反): This refers to when companies do good things for the environment but still have a negative impact. The company named was Jinko Solar.
It is very encouraging to see this discussion gaining more traction in the mainstream, especially through the engagement of Chinese audiences.
China’s absent representative government makes the promise of enhanced corporate accountability all the more dependent upon Chinese behavior and demands, both as consumers and citizens. Anecdotal evidence suggests there is great potential in this area. You can count on my sustained cheerleading from the sidelines.