Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter you should be able to:

  • Describe historical environmental trends in the business sector and how they have affected climate change.
  • Explain how governments and Wall Street have responded to environmental problems.
  • Articulate the competitive advantages of being eco-friendly.
  • Describe how some companies, including Walmart, have improved their environmental performance.
  • Summarize the 10 aspects of the environmental change process and how they contribute to managing environmental change.
  • Identify the key features of green organizations.
  • Describe an EMS and how to assess environmental performance.