Volume 20, Issue 4, Winter 1998
Sandra B. Rosenthal, Rogene A. Buchhholz
Bridging Environmental and Business Ethics
A Pragmatic Framework
In the last few years, some attempts have been made to overcome the disparity between environmental ethics and business ethics. However, as the situation now stands the various positions in business ethics have not incorporated any well-developed theoretical foundation for environmental issues, and conversely, environmental ethics is failing to capture an audience that could profit greatly from utilizing its theoretical insights and research. In this paper, we attempt to provide a unified conceptual framework for business ethics and environmental ethics that can further the dialogue that has recently begun, perhaps bringing it to a deeper theoretical level.