So now breweries cannot manufactures energy drinks with alcohol. According to "Livescience.com" (2014), While many health professionals and lawmakers are cheering the Food and Drug Administration's decision yesterday to declare caffeine an illegal and unsafe additive to manufactured alcoholic beverages, critics say the move is an infringement of consumer rights by the government. When people are speaking out against a decision made by the government, this is the demand. Anheuser-Busch could produce an energy drink with alcohol as long as there was no caffeine in it, and it would be legal and more importantly it would be a blue ocean. According to "Blue Ocean Strategy.com" (2014), "Red oceans refer to the known market space – all the industries in existence today.
Case 19-1: Massachusetts v EPA Facts: A group of 19 private organizations filed a petition asking EPA to regulate “greenhouse gas emissions from new motor vehicles under the Clean Air Act. Petitioners maintained that greenhouse gas emissions have accelerated climate change and that carbon dioxide is the most important contributor to climate change. EPA denied the petition, claiming that the Clean Air Act does not authorize the Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Even if it did, EPA argued, the Agency had discretion to defer a decision until more research could be done on "the causes, extent and significance of climate change and the potential options for addressing it." Massachusetts, other states and private organizations filed suit
As Julfikar Ali Manik, Steven Greenhouse and Jim Yardley note, "The PVH Corporation, the parent company of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, and Tchibo, a German retailer, have endorsed a plan in which Western retailers would finance fire safety efforts and structural upgrades in Bangladeshi factories — although they first want other companies to sign on." Let's hope something good can come of the horrendous loss of life. Full Story: Western Firms Feel Pressure as Toll Rises in Bangladesh Published on Friday, April 26, 2013 in The New York Times Related links: The Bangladesh building collapse: This is what race-to-the-bottom global trade looks like Tags: Bangladesh, Dhaka, Disaster, Rana
After lost lawsuits, the years went by and several management rotations occurred. Competition and learned lessons helped the enterprise to change its core values. Like all human endeavors, errors will always be present. We cannot judge a multinational company for the bribery issue in Indonesia which involved only few workers. One of the remaining ethical issues and the one that gives pause to stakeholders about the viability of GM products is the possible harm to human health.
In document 3, Harry Truman states that the developing countries not only need but also deserve the support of the developed countries to improve living conditions, food supply, disease control, and economic life. The significance of this article is that the author never states that the Green Revolution is the solution, he only points out that there is a problem and that the developed countries are what can solve it. Document 10 states that the nature of the seed the people of Latin America had been growing for thousands of years has lost respect due to the imposition of the Green Revolution. He later says how the revolution contaminated the seeds as well as the over all environment. The significance of this document is that the author is explaining how the Green Revolution has affected small countries and peoples in a bad manner and that the revolution did not help their situation.
Donald Richard Munson Professor White ENGLISH 1301-8023 26 October 2012 Seeing through the Glass Jar The song “Jars,” written in 2009 by Peter and Samuel Loeffler of the band Chevelle, crafts a sardonic song that displays through visual metaphors and a dour view of extremists of the green environmental movement will ultimately achieve the identical end as their primary foe, large oil corporations. The Loeffler brothers use a simplistic jar, which is both lucid and petite, to symbolize how little of an effect we really have on the earth. The green extremists can try to save the earth (collect it in jars if they think it helps) but until we eliminate killing each other over land, resources, politics and religion, stealing from each other, or letting each other die through famine and disease, this planet will live on, but without us. In the opening lines, the Loeffler brothers, highlight one of the green movement’s mottos “Hold on to chance lest, we bleed ourselves” (Chevelle 1, 2), meaning that it is better to preserve the earth’s environment now than to not have it later. This seeds the idea that the extremists within the green movement are the saviors of the earth, but in the following verse “save for the pets, they are the loneliest” (Chevelle 3, 4), which is remarkably over-stated, presents us with the mockingly absurd idea of pets being lonely when in fact most of us are passionate about our animals.
Case 1.1 Starbucks – Going global fast The key aspect of Starbucks case is entering new markets. As said in the case, they’ve met few challenges – some positive and some negative – which included mostly legal requirements, local and global competition presence, coffee prices on potential markets as well as the brand perception and cultural differences. What is important in the case is the aspect of glocalization – think global and act local. Starbucks expansion was in fact the answer for local market oversaturation and growth strategy. Mostly, entering new market Starbucks counted for its reputation and in fact its marketing-mix was only slightly adjusted to specific cultural aspect of new markets.
Analyse the possible motivations of The Coca Cola Company for its position and its measures on obesity. Coca Cola has various motivations in doing this campaign. First, it is a way for them to prevent them from a negative publicity. Indeed, NGOs are accusing sugar-sweetened beverage of being responsible of the rising obesity. Through this campaign, Coca Cola is saying two things: they are fighting against obesity meaning they are socially implicated which is valued by consumers and so create a good image for them; then, Coca Cola is not responsible of obesity because they sell no calorie beverages and so in fact the consumers are the ones responsible of choosing such beverages.
This will lead us into a case where, Pfizer failed to keep its commitment to corporate social responsibility as one of the most successful pharmaceutical companies, the choice they made to choose to bear unethical behavior in 1996. “Given the risks and costs of developing a new drug, pharmaceutical companies will jump at oppor- tunities to reduce them, and Pfizer thought it saw one” (Hill, pg 139, 2011). The case in point is the event that Pfizer gave its novel antibiotic “Trovan” to allegedly sick children without the consent of the parents when there was a serious outbreak of meningitis in Kano Nigeria. Pfizer’s choose the risk route and chose to ignore the children’s personal safety in testing. For personal gain and envious reason, this is was a violation of commercial ethics.
Corporate environmentalism has the potential to improve the sustainability of organisations in modern times through improving the status, legitimacy and profitability of organisations. However recent criticism from environmental groups claiming companies are ‘merely window dressing’ and not ‘making any radical attempt to minimize their environmental impact’ has sparked debate over whether the true motives of large scaled firms is still profit maximisation (Whiteman and Cooper 2000). This critical analysis essay aims to inform the reader of the potential reasons as to why firms implement corporate environmentalism into their management