Green Living Final Test ( 15 % )

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Green Living Final Test (15%)

Answer ONE of the following two questions (3 marks; approx. 300 words):

1) Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim believe that religion has great potential to effectively respond to the ecological crisis. Do you agree or disagree? Use examples to explain your position.

Agree: In order to calm the phenomenon of climate change, humans must begin by redefining their own nature. Religions, for instance, have proven to be efficient in guiding man to adopt ethical and moral attitudes. Humans have always needed to believe in something superior to man and religions have the capacity to comfort the unfortunates. Religions not only teach humans what measures need to be adopted in order to reduce climate change but they
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Answer BOTH questions (5 marks each; approx. 500 words each):

2) Frank Dixon proposes a model of Total Corporate Responsibility (TCR) as a response to the flaws with our economic, political, and social system. Using material from class readings and discussions, what does TCR mean and what are its implications on business, government, and individual behaviour?

The model of Total Corporate Responsibility is an indicator of management quality. It aims to change the behavior of corporations and companies towards sustainability. Firstly, TCR is based on Interconnectedness, Actualization, and Posterity. Interconnectedness conveys that business is not an entity isolated in society but a key element participating in an interconnected system. Companies thus have to decrease their negative impacts on the environment in order to serve the society as a whole. The model of TCR can measure their degree of engagement towards society based on their internal and external activities. In his essay “Total Corporate Responsibility Achieving Sustainability and Real Prosperity”, Dixon specifies that internal metric categories consist of risk mitigation, product development, stakeholder relations and developing country impacts. In addition, he adds: “External metric categories include industrial ecology, government relations, and dialogue and action in support of system change.” (p. 6) Thus, firms are graded
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