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3.5.0 - Ethical Issue Primer
Team Green
Environmental pollution BBB4M1 2.The impact on business (practices) 3. Statistics which show prevalence, impact, etc. Positive Video Time Negative Negative Impact Some manifestations of their involvement include introducing changes in the business environment Positive Impact 2013 - UK Government Video Time U.S. States
Water pollution 1. Specifics of the ethical issue the first time a UK court has recognised that the government has failed in efforts to meet European air pollution limits
British cities may have to ban cars and limit the entry of heavy good vehicles to dramatically reduce air pollution Public water supplies in 42 U.S. states are contaminated with 141 unregulated chemicals for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has never established safety standards

119 regulated chemicals—a total of 260 contaminants altogether—were found by the environmental group
In a two-and-a-half-year analysis of more than 22 million tap water quality test 1. the world becomes more open Cost Increase (Pay for the damage) Activists and academics have raised awareness about these negative consequences ,
Bonnie Ip
Olivia Wang
Regina Wu gain competitive advantage In Canada, revenues for businesses in the waste management industry increased from 2006 to 2008 by 13% to $5.8 billion.
->Alberta(73%)->New Brunswick (65%)->Labrador (52%). The number of full-time workers employed
- In 2008 totaled 31,344 .
-An increase of 11% from 2006
-Full-time employment in the business sector was up 13%
-Employment in the government sector of waste management rose by 5%. Doing business global economy $4.7 trillion a year The oil and gas extraction industry reported the highest operating expenditures for environmental protection (almost $2 billion), 37% of total environmental protection operating expenditures
-$794 million more than in 2008.
Gross operating expenditures waste management firms increased by 19% from 2006 to $5.1 billion in 2008.
-Capital expenditures rose by 36% to almost $412 million. Businesses in Alberta spent the most in capital to protect the environment ($2.0 billion) followed by British Columbia ($496 million). Very large businesses (those with 1000 or more employees),
1% of all businesses but 32% of the total environmental protection expenditures in 2010.
Medium-size businesses, those with 100 to 499 employees, 75% of the population 37% of the total environmental protection expenditures. Negative The largest share of environmental protection capital investments were for pollution abatement and control (35%) followed by pollution prevention (26%). Negative Reference Air pollution 16 cities and regions, including London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow
government plans show will suffer from illegal levels of NO2, nitrogen dioxide – until as late as 2020 or 2025
Air pollution causes 29,000 early deaths a year in the UK and is linked to heart and respiratory diseases including asthma. The tests required under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, were conducted at nearly 40,000 utilities that supply water to 231 million people.
the top 10 states with the most contaminants in their drinking water were California, Wisconsin, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, New York, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Illinois In Canda, which province spent the most in capital to protect the environment?

C.Alberta Game Time Which one is the largest share of business capital expenditure on environmental protection?

A. pollution abatement and control processes
B. pollution prevention processes
C. Environmental monitoring "Environmental Cost of Business Estimated at $4.7T Annually." Bloomberg. N.p., 2013. Web. 08 May 2013. <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-17/environmental-cost-of-business-estimated-at-4-7t-annually.html>.
"GLOBE-Net." Globe-Net.com. N.p., 2012. Web. 08 May 2013. <http://www.globe-net.com/articles/2013/january/30/environmental-spending-by-businesses-on-the-rise/>.
"Expenditures on Environmental Protection by Industry and Activity (Capital: Waste, Pollution Abatement, Prevention and Other)." Government of Canada, Statistics Canada. N.p., 2012. Web. 08 May 2013. <http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/envi28d-eng.htm>.
Jowit, Juliette. "World's top firms cause $2.2tn of environmental damage, report estimates." The Guardian. 18 Feb. 2010. Guardian News and Media. 08 May 2013 <http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/18/worlds-top-firms-environmental-damage>. 2. the size of the industrial sector increases 3. improved living conditions 4. increased income and productivity developing countries
create opportunities and jobs, expand the variety of goods and services
contribute to increased income and productivity
-> helping to reduce poverty abolition of billions of dollars of subsidies to harmful industries like agriculture, energy and transport, tougher regulations
more taxes on companies that cause the damage. attempt to put a price on such global environmental damage, and suggest ways to prevent it. Negative Impact More Rules To Follow creating policies and legislation pertaining
contract enforcement,property registration, and investment protection. True or False
The environmental impact of doing business costs the global economy $4.7 million a year. What is the positive impact on business? a.Increased income and productivity
b.Cost Increase
c.More taxes on companies
d.Creating more policies
e.Company can pay the damage How many times before has the UK court recognized governments failing to meet European air pollution limits? Which of the following cities in the United Kingdom has not suffered from the air pollution?
  A. London
  B. Manchester
  C. Birmingham
  D. Glasgow
  E. Liverpool Which of the following states in the United States have the issue of water pollution?
A. California
B. Wisconsin
C. Arizona
D. A & B
E. All of the above
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