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Stakeholders in Sustainable Business Transformation

Charmaine Catroppa

Thompson Rivers University Open Learning

ADMM 460: Business and Society

Assignment 3: Research Report on Issues Related to the Construction of the Three Gorges Dam and the Sustainable Development Initiatives of Royal Dutch Shell.

Student #: 100098805

September 2008 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part A: Discussion Case on “Damming the Yangtze River” 3
Conflicting Social Costs 3
Conflicting Economic Costs 5
Conflicting Environmental Costs 6
Benefits 12
Global and Regional Issues and Impacts 17
Biases, Perspectives or Experiences Influencing My Views on Various Costs and Benefits 17
Part B: Report on Ways Royal Dutch Shell is Transforming to More Sustainable Operations 22
Introduction 22
External Forces or Influences 22
Internal Forces or Influences 31
Global Impacts of Sustainable Development Initiatives 31
Harnessing Technology for Sustainable Development 31
Conclusion 35
References 36 Part A: Discussion Case on “Damming the Yangtze River”

Describe some of the conflicting social, economic, and environmental costs, benefits, and issues associated with construction of the Three Gorges Dam. Remember to consider the global as well as local and regional issues and impacts (or potential future impacts) of construction and operation of this dam (25 marks).

“If a decision was undertaken on undemocratic and unscientific grounds then the laws of nature will mirthfully punish us and we will pay even more dearly”
- Sun Xu Chi

Conflicting Social Costs

- Relocation
- Destroying of villages, homes, and farms
- Embezzlement by corrupt officials of Government aid (relocation funds)
- Protests not being heard

“One crucial aspect of the Three Gorges dam project which until now has received little public attention is that of the project’s potential for causing major human rights violations in the proposed reservoir region. The present



References: “The 22.5 billion U.S. dollar project was launched in 1993.” – Sept. 08, 2008 (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-09/08/content_9859678.htm)

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