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MGT/360 – Green and Sustainable Enterprise Management – Final Exam

Please choose FIVE out of the following ten questions.  Each response is worth two points.  There is no extra credit for answering more than five questions. 

Answer each question as comprehensively as possible; each response should range between 350-500 words.  Your objective is to be comprehensive and thorough, demonstrating that you are both familiar with the subject matter as well as understand its relevance to our period of study.  You should use real world examples from our readings, our discussions, your own experiences, etc. to support your answers.

Your responses should be entirely in your own words, not those of another source or author.  Do not use quotations or footnotes.  You may use, however, any source (textbook, lectures, notes, etc.) for help in constructing a response.  However, the exam should represent entirely your own work and not that of another source or colleague.  While exact grammar or APA formatting is not a requirement, please spell-check all your work.

Please read each question carefully.  Some questions require multiple responses.  Failure to address all requirements of the question will result in a loss of points.

Your response as a single Microsoft Word® or WordPerfect® document using this template is due no later than 11:59 PM Arizona Time on August 15, 2016.  Please use this document with all questions intact as your template; do not create a new document.

1.  What do we mean by using the term environmental sustainability in terms of 21st century businesses?  How does it help businesses succeed?  What is the cost? Cite examples of specific real world organizations and businesses.

2.  What is the Triple Bottom Line?  How does it help businesses succeed in the 21st Century?  What are the costs of implementation?  Cite examples of specific real world organizations and businesses.

3.  What are the key trends in sustainability and what are their impacts on strategy development? Cite examples of specific real world organizations and businesses.

4.   What is an Environmental Management System?  How do you implement it?  What typically would be the goals of a generic EMS?  Is it good business?  Compare costs and benefits for relevant sustainable business practices. Cite examples of specific real world organizations and businesses.

5.  What resources are available to provide energy for our modern lifestyle?  What resource mix would you recommend?  Why?  Cite examples of specific real world organizations and businesses.

6.  What are the anthropogenic changes that are occurring in the environment?  What evidence do we have that such changes are occurring?  How is this relevant to a business manager today?  Cite examples of specific real world organizations and businesses.

7.  What are the qualities of effective leadership that can help build a culture of sustainability?  What are the metrics that one would use to evaluate success?  Cite specific, real-world examples.

8.  How does the ISO 14000 standard help businesses become sustainable?  Is it effective?  What is the cost? Cite examples of specific real world organizations and businesses.

9.  What environmental regulations are effective and what regulations are not?  Why?  How do they make our modern society more sustainable? Or perhaps they don’t and are just an impediment to sound business practices.  Cite examples of specific real world organizations and businesses.

10.  What can you individually do to help society become more sustainable?  Cite examples of specific actions that you could take.