For the final assignment you are to utilize the knowledge gained over the past four weeks to discuss how economics economics can drive business practices to maximize profitability and environmental protection. For your Final Paper you are to construct a paper of at least six pages that addresses the interaction between business and the environment. To begin, define the concept of a cost/benefit analysis, and discuss the components of such an evaluation. Address what components are needed for a business to complete such an analysis and detail how both the costs and the benefits are generally determined. Additionally, make sure to address how externalities play into cost/benefit analyses. Next, choose one of the companies from the following list:
Then you are to research the company selected and discuss how their business strategies utilize techniques that save money and natural resources. As part of this analysis make sure to address the following concepts below:
Your paper should include an introduction with a developed thesis statement to set up the paper, as well as a concluding paragraph that sums up your discussion. Additionally, your assignment must be at least six double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title and reference page) and be formatted according to APA style (6th ed.) as outlined in the approved APA style guide. You must use your text and at least four additional scholarly sources to provide sufficient detail of the topics listed above. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
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