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Ch 13: Global Business & Environmental Ethics

About This Chapter

Watch the informative video lessons to discover the responsibilities that global business has towards the environment. There are short quizzes at the end of each lesson to test your comprehension of the material.

Global Business & Environmental Ethics - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The world-wide existence of business operations has created an ethical responsibility for business with regard to its effects on the global environment. In this chapter you will learn about the positive and negative aspects of the relationship between business and the environment. There are quizzes at the end of each lesson to test your knowledge and there is an instructor available to answer any questions. This chapter provides information on such topics as:

  • What are current global environmental policies?
  • Why government protection is necessary?
  • How can business threaten the environment?
  • What is sustainability?
  • Why business should respect the environment?

Video Objective
Environmental Ethics & Human Values: Definition & Impact on Environmental Problems Get to know the ethical foundation for environmental protection.
How the U.S. Government Protects the Environment Learn about governmental protections relating to the environment.
Costs & Benefits of Environmental Regulation Explore the positive effects and drawbacks of regulation.
Incentive-Based Regulatory Approaches: Environmental Taxes & Tradable Permits Learn how providing incentives for business helps the environment.
Environmental Factors of Business: Lesson & Quiz Get the basics on internal and external environmental factors affecting businesses.
Businesses' Major Threats to Earth's Ecosystem Examine the negative effects of business on the environment.
Environmental Impact: Society's Relationship and Issues Discover how society affects the natural world.
Business Sustainability: Definition, Lesson & Quiz Explore the concept of sustainability in business.
Stages of Becoming an Ecologically Sustainable Organization See how businesses can co-exist with the environment.
World Trade Rules & Environmental Policies Take a look at existing world trade and environmental policy.
Global Environmental Issues: Types and Treaties Dig into various environmental issues that have worldwide repercussions.

13 Lessons in Chapter 13: Global Business & Environmental Ethics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Environmental Ethics & Human Values: Definition & Impact on Environmental Problems

1. Environmental Ethics & Human Values: Definition & Impact on Environmental Problems

Environmental ethics take into consideration the moral obligations human beings have concerning the environment. Learn how environmental ethics and human values affect our ability to understand and solve environmental problems.

How the U.S. Government Protects the Environment

2. How the U.S. Government Protects the Environment

One of the most controversial areas of government policy today is environmental policy. In this lesson, you'll learn how U.S. government environmental policy is made and you'll be provided an overview of some major legislative acts.

Costs & Benefits of Environmental Regulation

3. Costs & Benefits of Environmental Regulation

Environmental regulation provides protection to society regarding environmental hazards. Economists continue to debate the costs and benefits of regulation on businesses. This lesson we will examine both some added costs and benefits of regulation and their impact.

Incentive-Based Regulatory Approaches: Environmental Taxes & Tradable Permits

4. Incentive-Based Regulatory Approaches: Environmental Taxes & Tradable Permits

An incentive-based regulatory approach aims to reduce environmentally-harmful pollutants by offering inducements to polluters who limit their emissions. Learn how environmental taxes and tradable permits are utilized to help protect the environment.

What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations & Timeline

5. What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations & Timeline

Environmental legislation is a collection of many laws and regulations aimed at protecting the environment from harmful actions. Learn about the National Environmental Policy Act and other environmental laws.

What Is Environmental Law? - Principles, Issues & Policy

6. What Is Environmental Law? - Principles, Issues & Policy

Environmental law involves a series of laws, policies and procedures enforced by various agencies with the goal of protecting the environment. Environmental law often overlaps other laws to act as an extra layer of legal protection.

Environmental Factors of Business

7. Environmental Factors of Business

Environmental business factors can affect the organization in their day-to-day operations. Management needs to carefully plan and take into account these factors when doing business.

Businesses' Major Threats to Earth's Ecosystem

8. Businesses' Major Threats to Earth's Ecosystem

Businesses are a major threat to the earth's ecosystem. Some businesses are not supporting sustainable development and are causing enormous damage to the earth's ecosystem. Let's take a look at the damage.

Environmental Impact: Society's Relationship and Issues

9. Environmental Impact: Society's Relationship and Issues

In this lesson, we will discuss global warming, pollution and loss of habitat. Learn how the burning of fossil fuels and the clearing of forests lead to global warming by increasing the amount of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere.

Business Sustainability: Definition & Concept

10. Business Sustainability: Definition & Concept

Business success today depends not only on corporate earnings, but on a company's broader impact on people and the environment. Learn about the meaning and types of business sustainability in this lesson.

Stages of Becoming an Ecologically Sustainable Organization

11. Stages of Becoming an Ecologically Sustainable Organization

The business community has an interest in reducing ecological damage. In this lesson, you will learn the stages through which firms progress as they become more sustainable.

World Trade Rules & Environmental Policies

12. 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.

Global Environmental Issues: Types & Treaties

13. Global Environmental Issues: Types & Treaties

The following lesson defines and then discusses examples of global environmental issues, such as global climate change and pollution. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

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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