Course Number: FINA 2720
Department: Finance & Insurance FINA
Examines a variety of environmental problems, including global warming, use and disposal of toxic substances, and depletion of natural resources such as water and petroleum. Many of these problems arise because these are resources that are available to all and so their overuse is an externality that is not included in manufacturing costs. Businesses have been involved in both identifying sustainability issues in their individual organizations and providing a variety of innovative solutions. Uses a combination of readings and case analyses to assesses how both government regulations, such as taxes, subsidies building codes, prohibitions of use, and business solutions, including zero emissions, green design, producer take-back, life cycle assessment, and corporate environmental reporting to address these problems.