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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?
|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.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
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