Write a two-part post for the Discussion on this topic. Each part should be 1–2 paragraphs in length.
Part 1: Current Status
It is no longer acceptable for businesses to disregard issues related to ethics and social responsibility. Conduct research and briefly describe what your organization is doing now with regard to corporate social responsibility and pursuing sustainable business practices.
Think broadly about what to consider: philanthropy, energy conservation, sustainable supply chains, reducing carbon footprint, fair trade, community service, volunteerism, etc.
Part 2: Recommendations
Based on your understanding of the organization’s goals, what recommendations do you have for how to create a more ethical, socially responsible, and/or sustainable business? What practices do you recommend the organization pursue?
Part 3: Respond to Classmates’ Posts
After you have created your own post, look over the discussion posts of your classmates and respond to at least two of them.
Grading Rubric for Discussion Posts
The following grading rubric may be used consistently for evaluating all discussion posts.
Discussion Grading Rubric
|Criteria||Response Quality: Not Evident||Response Quality: Developing||Response Quality: Exemplary||Point Value Possible|
|Submit your initial response||No post made – 0 pts||Post is either late or off-topic – 2 pts||Post is made on time and is focused on the prompt – 5 pts||Point value possible – 5 pts|
|Respond to at least two peers’ presentations||No response to peers – 0 pts||Responded to only one peer – 2 pts||Responded to two peers – 5 pts||Point value possible –5 pts|
Total Points Possible for Discussion Assignment: 10pts.