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ES143 Mini Test #1 Review 1) Define sustainability. (pg. 7) 2) Define the triple bottom line (TBL). (pg.

. 8) 3) What are the benefits of pursuing sustainability (the reading listed a total of 7, know at least 4). (pg. 12) 4) Whats the #1 internal factor for a company to want to be more sustainable? (pg. 12) 5) What are some external factors that would motivate a company to be more sustainable? (pg. 12) 6) What are external costs to a company and what are a few examples? (pg. 13) 7) What are three major barriers that impede corporate action with regards to their own sustainability programs? (pg. 16) 8) Define greenwashing and give 1-2 examples of it from either the reading or your own experiences as a consumer. (pg. 17) 9) What does it mean to have a sustainability perspective and what does this take into account? (pg. 19) 10) Define Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). (pg. 22) 11) Whats a stakeholder? (pg. 22) 12) What can companies do to deepen their engagement on sustainability? (pg. 26) 13) Explain what the two main views of economics and growth as pertains to sustainability, and reconcile them. (pg. 32-34) 14) What is biodiversity and why is it important to our ecosystem? (pg. 40-41) 15) What are some threats to our ecosystem? (pg. 44) 16) Define climate change and its root cause. (pg. 45) 17) How would you explain what is entrepreneurship, and what characteristics would you think would make a successful entrepreneur? (pg. 129) 18) How is intrapreneurship different from entrepreneurship? (pg. 131) 19) Whats the general difference between a social entrepreneur and a sustainable entrepreneur? Using either an example from class or your own, give a real world example of each. 20) Explain what is sustainability reporting. (pg. 93) 21) How does the issue of transparency tie in with sustainability reporting? (pg. 95) 22) What the two main goals of sustainability reporting? (pg. 98) 23) Seventh Generations former CEO, Jeffrey Hollender, spoke of radical transparency. What did he mean by it, and what are the pros/cons? (pg. 100 & video) 24) What are the 4 steps for outlining a sustainability reporting process, and in one sentence briefly describe each. (pg. 102) 25) Know the categories of sustainable performance indicators (SPI) and be able to fill in the table with the SPI Type and at least 2 examples of the types of information for each. (pg. 103) 26) What are eco-labels and give two examples of them from the readings, cases, or your own experience. (pg. 106) 27) Whats the name and abbreviation of one of the most common sustainability reporting frameworks a company could use? (pg. 110) 28) Explain what is meant by life cycle in terms of sustainability. (pg. 115) 29) What does cradle-to-grave mean? (pg. 115)

30) What are the key components of Life Cycle Assessment and be able to identify the upstream and downstream pieces for the Cheeseburger example. If you want to use one of your own examples, thats fine, too. (pg. 116) 31) Two key drivers for sustainability reporting are measuring a business carbon footprint and its water footprint. Explain what each is measuring. (pgs. 118 & 121) 32) Why is it important to analyze the supply chain of a company when analyzing its sustainability? (pg. 122) 33) Whats the difference between recycling and upcycling? Give an example of each to show the difference. 34) In Stuart Harts slideshow/video presentation on the Base of the Pyramid he talked about the green leap how would you define or explain what is the BOP and why would an entrepreneur enter the BOP market? 35) What are the three main issues we discussed in terms of trying to launch a product or company in a BOP market? 36) For the following CASES and SPEAKERS weve had, as we discussed in class on Tuesday, please be able to provide an overview of each, what was the Ah-ha moment (if applicable) to each, what sustainable or socially-responsible aspect(s) are they trying to solve, how did they incorporate sustainability/social-responsibility into their organizations, and what lessons/issues did we learn from each: a) Honest Tea CASE: b) Method CASE: c) Root Capital SPEAKER: d) Kendall Investments SPEAKERS: e) Timberland CASE f) Simply Green Biofuels CASE g) Oakhurst Dairy CASE 37) For Timberland, please be able to list the 4 pillars of their sustainability, and list two categories in each, and in one sentence describe what theyre each measuring. See here: http://responsibility.timberland.com/reporting/goals-and-progress/ 38) Based on our class discussion about company-sponsored community service and volunteerism, please be prepared to discuss whether or not you support these types of initiatives and why. NOTE: information from class on Wednesday, January 15th will not be on the test