need strong references and citations.

APA format

Work should be done according to rubric.

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MGMT8420 – Sustainable Development: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Instructor: Matt Cochrane

Email: mcochrane@conestogac.on.ca

2019 Fall Semester

Course Group Project Deliverable 1

Sustainability – A Global Perspective

Version Date Oct 20, 2019

Components DUE DATE Delivery Method
1) Background / Comparison Course Value 20% Week 7 – by 11:30 PM on Sunday Oct 20 Electronic copy uploaded to eConestoga
Late Submissions Receive a Mark of 0

Completed Group Project Worth 50% of final grade for this course.

Deliverable 1 – Overview

Ultimately this project will have your team considering how a global corporation implements sustainability across their global operations. This can be a challenge given different economic, social, political and legal regimes in each country.

For Deliverable 1, your team will research and report on the corporation’s history sustainability profile in their home country and then in two other countries the company operates in.

This will build into Deliverable 2, where your group will do a more detailed analysis and comparison of the company’s sustainability operation and challenges in each country.

This report will profile the company’s sustainability efforts in three countries:

Home country (Headquarters)

Country 1 where they operate

Country 2 where they operate

The two countries selected to profile should be very different from the home country and each other in terms of demographics, government type, culture, weather, etc.

 

 

Report Content Requirements

Required Sections Description of Content Required
Cover Page Use APA format and include project title, group members; course and section, date, instructor.
Table of Contents Use APA formatting for page numbers, table of charts etc.
Executive Summary Provide a one page written executive summary that provides the highlights of the company you selected along with a recap of the key drivers covered in the case study.

For this report you can focus on the corporate sustainability reports and the corporate HQ.

If the reader read nothing more, this should give them a clear idea of the research’s findings and conclusions in summary form.

Introduction Introduce the global organization being profiled, including:

· A brief history of the company (yesterday);

· What and where the company operate today;

· Future overall business plans of the company (no need to focus on sustainability, yet!)

Provide a brief introduction to the concept of sustainability and sustainability within the sector/industry that your global organization falls within.

Sustainability: Corporate Headquarters Goal: To identify and examine corporate headquarters’ (HQ) perspective on sustainability

Describe and explain the business drivers (factors or reasons) that have motivated the corporation to adopt a more sustainable approach to business (i.e. the business case for sustainability) (yesterday) – dig deeper than the corporate website! Consider broader (macro-level) issues that may have been taking place, etc.

Describe the Metrics the company is using to measure their progress towards sustainability.

Describe and explain what types of programs and policies the organization has adopted (today) – organize under headings: people, profit, planet.

Describe and explain any future sustainability plans (tomorrow)

Sustainability Profile: Country 1 Goal: To identify and examine organizational-level sustainability efforts in this country.

Select a country in which your corporation operates within (be sure that you select three distinct countries – demographics, government structure, etc.)

Describe and explain any five factors that have motivated the organization to adopt a more sustainable approach to business (i.e. the business case for sustainability) – be sure to include at least two factors that differ from corporate HQ.

As it relates to sustainability, explain any rules or regulations that impact the way the company operates in this country.

Describe and explain what types of programs and policies the organization has adopted that align with corporate HQ and that differ from corporate HQ – organize under headings: people, profit, planet

Describe and explain any future sustainability plans

Sustainability Profile: Country 2 Goal: To identify and examine organizational-level sustainability efforts in this country.

Select a country in which your corporation operates within (be sure that you select three distinct countries – demographics, government structure, etc.)

Describe and explain any five factors that have motivated the organization to adopt a more sustainable approach to business (i.e. the business case for sustainability) – be sure to include at least two factors that differ from corporate HQ.

As it relates to sustainability, explain any rules or regulations that impact the way the company operates in this country.

Describe and explain what types of programs and policies the organization has adopted that align with corporate HQ and that differ from corporate HQ – organize under headings: people, profit, planet

Describe and explain any future sustainability plans

Comparison of Sustainability Efforts across countries: Compare and contrast different efforts across countries (Home Country; Country 1 and Country 2)

Compare and explain the different ways the company is doing sustainability in each country:

· Are the motivators different?

· Are their different sustainability strategies being implemented in the different countries?

· What are the regional factors that might cause or explain this?

· Should consider laws, culture, politics, business goals, business environment and market conditions.

· What are the similarities / differences impacting the uptake of sustainability in each country?

Summary and Conclusions Provide final thoughts, directions for further research and a summary of your findings
Bibliography, References, Appendices Provide an APA bibliography, appendices.

Report should make use of at least ten reputable sources of information including academic journals, reports and recently published news. To reduce bias, do not rely on the organizations’ own publications!

Report Format

· APA reporting format is required.

· Report should be between 2500 – 3000 words (estimate 10 – 12 pages excluding cover page; table of contents; appendices, and bibliography).

 

 

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Scoring

(Each element below worth 10 pts)

Unacceptable

 

1-2

Needs Improvement

Below Average

3-5

Meets Expectations

Average

6-7

Exceeds Expectations

Above Average

8-9

Exceptional

 

10

Executive Summary · Very poor effort

· Little understanding demonstrated of deliverable requirements

· Demonstrated no critical analysis / interpretation

· Materials are not presented in a logical sequence

· Ineffective use of material

· Lack of learning and engagement

· Articulated some details

· Demonstrates some knowledge of sustainability (via language & applications)

· Demonstrates little critical analysis / interpretation

· Materials are presented in somewhat of a logical sequence

· Managed to articulate details and provided reasonable coverage of subject matter

· Some critical analysis and interpretation of material attempted.

· Clearly articulated details

· Demonstrated knowledge of sustainability (via language & applications)

· Demonstrates critical analysis / interpretation

· Exceptional coverage of subject matter.

· Demonstrated superior knowledge of sustainability (via language & applications)

· Demonstrated high level of critical analysis / interpretation

Introduction · · · ·  
Sustainability: Corporate Headquarters · · · ·  
Sustainability Profile: Country 1 · · · ·  
Sustainability Profile: Country 2 · · · ·  
Comparison of Sustainability Efforts across countries: · · · ·  
Summary and Conclusion · · · ·  
References – expect 10 which directly support research · Did not provide referencing or poor citation done · Some referencing and citation done, but not minimum required · Required references supplied

· Citation done as expected

· Went above and beyond on research showed good coverage of topic · Went well above requirements for references and they were strong support for report.
APA Formatting · No APA formatting apparent · Missed the memo! · There was an attempt at APA · A few minor problems · Perfect!
Overall impression of report · This was not good, did you read instructions? · Attempt made, but it was weak · OK, in line with minimal coverage of topic and following instructions · Effort went beyond the minimum and really dug into the research and did good analysis. · Exceptional effort all around.

 

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