This is a full glossary/dictionary of useful words you will find on Big Business English.
effect [ general-vocab ]If something (or someone) has an effect on something else it means it (or they) changes it.Moving to our new offices has had a very positive effect on the employees. People are much happier and more productive here than in the old location.
environment [ general-vocab ]The environment is the natural world that surrounds us.Protecting the environment is not just a social obligation. It makes good business sense as well.Note that the second n in environment is silent.