Business Notes: Changes In The Social Environment

Demographic Change

  • Religion
  • Cultural
  • Increasing number in the workforce
  • High youth unemployment (NEET – Not in Education, Employment or Training)
  • ‘Grey Pound’ Old people are better off
  • Immigration
  • Race
  • Ageing population (more over 65s than under 16s)

Ethical Issues

  • Discrimination
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Sweatshops
  • Child labour
  • Drugs
  • Animal testing
  • Smoking
  • Beliefs
  • Alcohol/ drinking
  • Morals
  • Working hours (working weekends, bank holidays, Sundays)

Green Issues

  • Recycling
  • Carbon footprint
  • Pollution
  • Sustainability
  • Waste
  • Reduce food miles
  • Renewable energy
  • Fossil fuels
  • Carbon off setting
  • Reduction in CO2 emissions

Corporate Social Responsibilty

  • Unemployment/ employment
  • Ethical Behaviour
  • Morals
  • Moral and ethical behaviour by comapanies

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