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Business Ethics, 2nd Edition by A. C. Fernando

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Chapter Eleven

Environmental Ethics

INTRODUCTION

The importance of environmental preservation through better State and corporate governance practices cannot be overstressed, given the increasing awareness among people worldwide on this issue in the context of global warming and its attendant problems. The State is enjoined to play a significant role to protect, preserve and nurture all creatures—human, the flora and fauna—and to maintain ecological balances for the good of all mankind, and corporations have to assist the State in this endeavour. Governments worldwide are assisted by the environment-conscious public, media, consumer and environmental groups apart from corporations. Corporations have a special responsibility to bear, since they ...

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