Viewing Guide for The Greening of Business

1. What were some of the reasons that the businesses shown in the film began to practice environmentally friendly policies? What were the economic reasons?

2. Is it ever profitable to use environmentally friendly practices? More or less than by not using "green" policies?

3. What are the economic incentives to destroy the rainforest? What alternatives are shown in the film? Do you think these will have a large effect on the preservation of the rainforest? Why or why not?

4. What government interventions are shown/proposed to reduce the negative externalities of the modern capitalist system? What is the economic theory behind these proposals?

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