Business Ethics and the Natural Environment examines thepresent status of relations between corporate enterprise and thenatural environment in the world today.
•Discusses such questions as: What obligations does acorporation have toward the environment? To respect entitiesunprotected by law? To care about future generations?
•Argues that environmentally-friendly business practicesyield dividends exceeding expectations, and that the competitivefirm of the 21st century will follow “green”standards
•Provides a background in ethics, a survey of businessethics, an account of environmental philosophy, an overview ofenvironmental legal issues, and an account of the problemsassociated with globalization
About the Author
Lisa H. Newton is Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Program in Applied Ethics, and Director of the Program in Environmental Studies at Fairfield University; she is also an Associate in Medicine at Yale Medical School. Her work includes Ethics and Sustainability: Sustainable Development and the Moral Life (2003), Wake Up Calls: Classic Cases in Business Ethics (2nd edn., 2003), and Taking Sides: Controversial Issues in Business Ethics and Society (8th edn., 2004).
Table of Contents
1. Ethics: Terms and Forms of Reasoning.
Case 1: New England Fisheries.
2. From Ethics to Business Ethics.
Case 2: Hooker Chemical and Love Canal.
3. From Ethics to Environmental Ethics.
Case 3: Great Apes as Bushmeat.
4. The Law and the Natural Environment.
Case 4: Pacific Lumber.
5. Green Strategies and New Opportunities.
Case 5: Ben & Jerry’s.
6. Globalizing: Environmental Problems Abroad.
Case 6: Shell Oil in Nigeria.
7. The Role of Civil Society Organizations.
Case 7: Monsanto and the GMOs.
8. Sustainability: The New Directions for Business.
Case 8: The Bronx Community Paper Company.
What People are Saying About This
“With business’s renewed focus on sustainable growth, Newton’s hopeful book comes at the right time, providing us theoretically sound, eloquently presented, and practically wise frameworks and conclusions.” Dennis J. Moberg, Santa Clara University, and President, Society for Business Ethics
“This excellent book perfectly balances philosophical and case study analysis to help students explore within today’s political and legal framework the responsibilities of business and of individuals to the natural environment.” Mark Sagoff, University of Maryland