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INTB Module 4
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Early business sustainability efforts focused on the internal aspects of conservation, such as resource use.
Through 2035, coal is expected to remain the world's dominant energy source.
Heavy oil includes oil sands, oil-bearing shale, natural gas, and coal.
Greenpeace does not support extraction of shale oil from proven reserves.
Walmart discovered that it could not compete on price and build a sustainable business.
Nonrenewable energy sources include coal and fossil fuels.
"Petroleum man" faces only possible inevitable extinction, as we currently understand resources.
Climate differences explain differences in human and economic development, with Southern climates limiting human mental powers.
eBay profits from sustainability efforts.
Geographic proximity is often a major reason for trade.
Sustainable approaches in business need not involve trade-offs such as lower profits.
Every coast between 20 and 30 degrees of the equator (north or south) is wet.
Nuclear power is a leading contributor to the Canadian energy grid.
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a concept that addresses the environmental impact of a product throughout its lifetime.
Even though it is a high polluter, coal is not on the decline as an energy source.
Limits, interdependence, and equilibrium are characteristics of sustainable business practices.
Above-ground issues do not impact territories available for oil exploration.
Because of Austria's location and neutrality in the Cold War, it became a favored location for offices of international firms servicing eastern European operations.
Sustainability requires a totally new approach to business.
Biomass is a category of renewable energy fuels based on photosynthesis.
At what point would Waves' social context come into play, using the Stakeholder Model for the decision to build wind power generation capability in Indonesia?
at the very beginning of the process, with discussions with all stakeholders about the pros and cons
In this consultation process, who would the stakeholders be?
all shareholders in this privately held company
The three characteristics of sustainable business that Waves would try to meet are _____.
limits, interdependence, and equity
As Mark thinks about the Stakeholder Model, he decides that it is an optimistic vision for business. This is because stakeholder theory _____.
assumes that the tensions among stakeholders can be balanced
Waves uses triple-bottom-line accounting. What does this reporting approach include?
measures of social, environmental, and economic impacts of the business
According to the video, the oil boom in Kuwait has fueled _____.
a bull market
Kuwait's share of oil exports in 2007 amounted to _____.
$60,000 for each citizen
This short video explores Kuwait's efforts to _____.
build a financial center
Environmental resources are exhaustible
Complex relationships that sustainable practices create among ecological, social, and economic systems
Equity in distribution
all stakeholders have to benefit
Carbon Disclosure Project
Organization that provides reporting frameworks for greenhouse gas emissions and water use
UN Global Compact
a voluntary reporting scheme for businesses that covers critical areas affecting the conduct of international business-human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption efforts
attempts to measure the volume of greenhouse gas emissions caused by a product's manufacture and use
Global Reporting Initiative
sustainability reporting framework developed among stakeholders
Central Asias Hindu Kush
mountainous regions create barriers, accessibility issues
Austria and her neighbors
proximity leads to trade relationships
China and Switzerland
Mountainous villages developed separate languages
altitude differences create separate markets
only continent without inland waterways
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