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Re: Ecoefficiency (measures to minimize environmental impact [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2013, 05:40
I am not getting Q6 and Q7. Please explain.
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Re: Ecoefficiency (measures to minimize environmental impact [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2013, 01:13
I got everything write but i took more than 9 minutes tor 3 questions, anyone interested in discussing the timing strategies, i read the whole passage and understood, made notes, so i didnt go back to the passage for any question, but i believe there is too much reading in these questions as well as the passage. Big sentences in question 7, any advice on how to tackle this passage for timing?

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Re: Ecoefficiency (measures to minimize environmental impact [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2013, 21:59
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I am confused with Q 4. Why not the answer is option B. Senge and Carstedt propose an alternative.

Ecoefficiency (measures to minimize environmental ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Senge and Carstedt argue that to preserve the global environment and sustain economic growth, businesses must develop a new systemic approach that reduces total material use and total accumulated waste. Focusing exclusively on ecoefficiency, which offers a compelling business case according to established thinking, may distract companies from pursuing radically different products and business models.


Hi,

The question 4 asks "what is the primary purpose"?
if you notice carefully there are 2 questions which are based on the Main Line of the passage.
and that line is" but suggest that simply adopting ecoefficiency innovations could actually worsen environmental stresses in the future."

The passage further explains this line in detail.
It explains the concerns of the particular "ecoefficiency" strategy.

Thus the passage does not primarily suggest any alternative strategy.


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Re: Ecoefficiency (measures to minimize environmental impact [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2013, 06:52
4. C
5. E
6. D
7. B

I always read the last 2-3 lines of a passage in a hurry. I repent now. But I still can't manage as it's been there for a long time
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Re: Ecoefficiency (measures to minimize environmental impact [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2013, 20:58
Why isnt (B) the answer of question 5..Can someone explain?
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Re: Ecoefficiency (measures to minimize environmental impact [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2013, 21:15
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Why isnt (B) the answer of question 5..Can someone explain?


hi,

Q5:According to the passage, an exclusive pursuit of ecoefficiency may cause companies to
A. neglect the development of alternative business models and products
B. keep the number of products that they manufacture unchanged
C. invest capital from increased profits primarily in inefficient and outmoded industries that may prove unprofitable
D. overemphasize the production process as the key to increasing profits and growth
E. focus more on reducing costs than on reducing the environmental impact of production processes

see passage last line:
Focusing exclusively on ecoefficiency, which offers a compelling business case according to established thinking, may distract companies from pursuing radically different products and business models.

clearly this is what A says.

B is nowhere written.

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Re: Ecoefficiency (measures to minimize environmental impact [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2015, 01:39
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Ecoefficiency (measures to minimize environmental impact through the reduction or elimination of waste from production processes) has become a goal for companies worldwide, with many realizing significant cost savings from such innovations. Peter Senge and Goran Carstedt see this development as laudable but suggest that simply adopting ecoefficiency innovations could actually worsen environmental stresses in the future. Such innovations reduce production waste but do not alter the number of products manufactured nor the waste generated from their use and discard; indeed, most companies invest in ecoefficiency improvements in order to increase profits and growth. Moreover, there is no guarantee that increased economic growth from ecoefficiency will come in similarly ecoefficient ways, since in today’s global markets, greater profits may be turned into investment capital that could easily be reinvested in old-style eco-inefficient industries. Even a vastly more ecoefficient industrial system could, were it to grow much larger, generate more total waste and destroy more habitat and species than would a smaller, less ecoefficient economy. Senge and Carstedt argue that to preserve the global environment and sustain economic growth, businesses must develop a new systemic approach that reduces total material use and total accumulated waste. Focusing exclusively on ecoefficiency, which offers a compelling business case according to established thinking, may distract companies from pursuing radically different
products and business models.
Q4:The primary purpose of the passage is to
A. explain why a particular business strategy has been less successful than was once anticipated
B. propose an alternative to a particular business strategy that has inadvertently caused ecological damage
C. present a concern about the possible consequences of pursuing a particular business strategy
D. make a case for applying a particular business strategy on a larger scale than is currently practiced
E. suggest several possible outcomes of companies’ failure to understand the economic impact of a particular business strategy
[Reveal] Spoiler:
C


Q5:According to the passage, an exclusive pursuit of ecoefficiency may cause companies to
A. neglect the development of alternative business models and products
B. keep the number of products that they manufacture unchanged
C. invest capital from increased profits primarily in inefficient and outmoded industries that may prove unprofitable
D. overemphasize the production process as the key to increasing profits and growth
E. focus more on reducing costs than on reducing the environmental impact of production processes
[Reveal] Spoiler:
[spoiler=]A
[/spoiler]

Q6:The passage mentions which of the following as a possible consequence of companies’ realization of greater profits through ecoefficiency?
A. The companies may be able to sell a greater number of products by lowering prices.
B. The companies may be better able to attract investment capital in the global market.
C. The profits may be reinvested to increase economic growth through ecoefficiency.
D. The profits may be used as investment capital for industries that are not ecoefficient.
E. The profits may encourage companies to make further innovations in reducing production waste.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
D


Q7:The passage implies that which of the following is a possible consequence of a company’s adoption of innovations that increase its ecoefficiency?
A. Company profits resulting from such innovations may be reinvested in that company with no guarantee that the company will continue to make further improvements in ecoefficiency.
B. Company growth fostered by cost savings from such innovations may allow that company to manufacture a greater number of products that will be used and discarded, thus worsening environmental stress.
C. A company that fails to realize significant cost savings from such innovations may have little incentive to continue to minimize the environmental impact of its production processes.
D. A company that comes to depend on such innovations to increase its profits and growth may be vulnerable in the global market to competition from old-style ecoinefficient industries.
E. A company that meets its ecoefficiency goals is unlikely to invest its increased profits in the development of new and innovative ecoefficiency measures.
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B




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Re: Ecoefficiency (measures to minimize environmental impact [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2015, 01:42
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I got everything write but i took more than 9 minutes tor 3 questions, anyone interested in discussing the timing strategies, i read the whole passage and understood, made notes, so i didnt go back to the passage for any question, but i believe there is too much reading in these questions as well as the passage. Big sentences in question 7, any advice on how to tackle this passage for timing?

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Well you need to shorten your notes because if you are making too detailed notes you are wasting precious time.
Your notes should give you an idea where the answer is , so that you can always go back for 5 seconds and answer the question
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Re: Ecoefficiency (measures to minimize environmental impact [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2015, 20:42
(1) Ecoefficient: reduce waste, companies: cost savings.
(2) P and G see: Eco worsen enviroment in future.
(3) Eco reduce waste in process but not reduce waste from using and discarding; Company invest Eco to increase profits and growth.
(4) Greater profit, greater invest in eco-inefficiency industries.
(5) More ecoefficient economy, more waste, more danger.
(6) P and G see: to protect environment, develop a new systemic approach.
(7) Focus on eco, may distract from pursuing new business models.

Summarizing main ideas make us answer more correctly. Because, we can figure out the flow of argument/ article, and know exactly where we can get right information.
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