Large business leaders are accountable to the government, th
Large business leaders are accountable to the government, their shareholders, and their stakeholders for business decisions. As such, they face pressure to implement a sustainability plan and penalties for engaging in nonsustainable practices. For the purpose of this discussion, a large business is defined as having 500 or more employees while a small business has fewer than 50 employees.
To whom are small business owners accountable for environmental practices? What pressures do small business owners face when creating and implementing a sustainable business plan?
What kind of incentives may the government or local community offer to encourage small business owners to improve sustainability practices?