The final project for this course is the creation of a Final Paper. Based on the knowledge obtained in this course and previous course work, you will examine issues and concepts covered throughout this course. Make sure to include topics discussed throughout this course.
Your final paper will have the following elements:
Discuss the three pillars of the sustainable business and contrast these with “conventional” paradigms. Be sure to include the concept of economic growth vs. development. Also include a discussion of the impact on the biosphere.
Within the above context, compare and contrast a company of your choice that embodies the tenets of the sustainable business along with one that embodies that of the traditional model.
Within the above discussion elaborate on how each affects business strategy and management:The business model/economic paradigm
Obligation to environmental stewardship
Life cycle management
Supply chain practices (where do they source their inputs, etc.)
The relation between the business practices of each company and consumer behaviors
The ethics of each company’s marketing activities
Accounting, finance, HR, and Operations Management
What potential ethical issues can you identify with regard to these companies? How would you prioritize them? Explain your reasoning. How would you approach resolving these ethical problems?