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Let’s now apply these concepts to our analysis of our illustrative example of Jane’s soap factory. Jane is a diligent and thoughtful businessperson, and she has worked hard to ensure that her soap factory brings well-paying jobs to the community. She consulted with the local leaders in John’s town, and they are thrilled to have her set up shop in their area.

While the government didn’t impose very strict environmental or safety regulations on her business, Jane did ensure that her work is in line with the expected standards. And Jane even developed a corporate social responsibility program, and will be giving 1% of her profits to local schools and clinics in John’s town. But what might be missing from Jane’s planning process? What risks and harms hasn’t she considered, and what are the implications of those harms for her own security?

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