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Ch 14: Business, Trade & The Environment

About This Chapter

Increase your understanding of business, trade and the environment, including world trade rules, sustainable development and more, with this engaging chapter. If you are preparing for a test or class discussion, these lessons and quizzes can help raise your confidence by testing your knowledge of related topics in advance.

Business, Trade & The Environment - Chapter Summary

As you go through these lessons on business, trade and the environment, you'll learn about environmental policies and the impact of sustainable development. There are also case studies about the impact of business decisions, including one that involves the Bridgestone/Firestone company. By the end of the chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Explain the relationship between world trade rules and environmental policies
  • Discuss the impact of an environmental disaster on business
  • Recall a situation where key events and/or poor decisions affected business
  • List obstacles to sustainable development
  • Describe how future generations can benefit from sustainable development

The engaging teaching style used by our educators can help you get up to speed on these topics in little time. A short multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge. You can also print the lesson quizzes and use them as offline study worksheets.

5 Lessons in Chapter 14: Business, Trade & The Environment
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
World Trade Rules & Environmental Policies

1. World Trade Rules & Environmental Policies

Environmental policies help the environment by managing human activities. Learn how world trade rules and environmental policies relate to each other and the impact they can have on environmental protection in this lesson.

Effects of Environmental Disasters Caused by Corporations

2. Effects of Environmental Disasters Caused by Corporations

The effect of environmental disasters on business is significant. A disaster hinders the corporation's profit, hurts their brand image, and could put their reputation at stake. Learn about some of these effects, and solutions to remedy the disaster.

The Cost of Poor Decisions in Business: Case Studies

3. The Cost of Poor Decisions in Business: Case Studies

In this lesson, we will review the cases of Union Carbide India Limited and the Bridgestone/Firestone company. We will discuss key events and bad decisions that cost each company millions of dollars.

Sustainable Development: Definition, Obstacles & Impact

4. Sustainable Development: Definition, Obstacles & Impact

Let's discuss the idea of sustainable development. Then, let's looks at the obstacles involved with developing the world's economy to meet the needs of the present without hurting future generations. After the video, test what you learned through our practice quiz.

Sustainable Development within Environmental Limits

5. Sustainable Development within Environmental Limits

Sustainable development is a way of meeting the needs of both present and future generations. Learn how sustainable development must work within the environmental limits so future generations can benefit from the rich resources of the environment.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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