The Global Business Environment

Meeting the Challenges, third edition

by Janet Morrison

Chapter 11 resources

Student materials

Learning objectives:

  1. To understand the nature and causes of the major environmental challenges, such as climate change and transboundary pollution
  2. To appreciate interconnections between local, regional and global concerns.
  3. To gain insight into the role of governments and international co-operation in tackling environmental challenges
  4. To identify at a practical level the initiatives businesses can take in environmental management and sustainable development strategy

Additional case studies:

The impact of oil in world trade
Oil remains crucial in world trade, and this case study provides discussion of major issues which continue to be relevant. It relates to Chapter 4 and also Chapter 11 (on ecology).

Brazil’s trading relations: Signalling shifts in global trade
Brazil has grown more influential in global trade since this case study first appeared. It relates to Chapter 4. There is a case study on Brazil in Chapter 11.

Food for thought in the debate on genetically modified organisms
This topic is relevant to Chapters 10 and 11.

Global water resources become precarious
The issue of water scarcity has remained important. This issue is discussed in Chapter 11 (ecology).

Ecover cleans up with green consumers
This is an example of a company which focuses on green products. It is relevant to Chapter 11.