MBA course: Values, Ethics & Sustainability. Group #1 Draft Syllabus – by Adela, Claire, Mary, Daina , Javier & Ivan. Introduction – Ideas behind the course. Values, Ethics & Sustainability
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Group #1 Draft Syllabus – by Adela, Claire, Mary, Daina, Javier & Ivan
1. Find, compare/contrast and evaluate the various reporting databases on sustainability. What are the trends?
2. Design and make a persuasive video on why sustainability is relevant to at least one of the following stakeholders: college students in their late teens, retired individuals, the Board of Directors of a publically traded firm, a group of elected officials in either a developed, developing or less developed market.
3. Identify a sustainability topic (e.g. climate change) and research the media coverage of the last three years. Use news sources from at least three different continents and comment on the trends, tones, depth of coverage, etc.
1. Have each team member present a RFP (request for proposal) on a sustainability challenge in their current organization or any organization with which they are associated, even if not employed by that organization. Choose one of the RFP’s and as a team write an action plan, to solve the RFP including relevant research and data (costs, etc.). Invite a panel from outside the class to hear the presentations and provide feedback. Could even invite people from the organization if appropriate and possible to be on the evaluation panel.
2. Put together a training/developmental video and materials for sensitizing and creating a values based approach to sustainability that can be used for onboarding or for developmental (promotion, regular training).
3. Incorporate a 'Workplace Integrated Learning (WIL)' project where the students undertake an assignment within an organisation. This could be an assessment/audit of the organisation's corporate sustainability practices.4. For more advanced students such as MBAs, an action research based project where they undertake identifying one aspect of corporate sustainability. Once this aspect is identified, they then set about implementing an action research model within their workplace which would require other staff members to participate in a collaborative model of change based on 'plan, act, review' cycles. The project could be called 'The WIL of Corporate Sustainability'.