Global Citizens Assignment Overview (Due Friday, Dec 3rd and worth 19% of your final grade).
The Global Citizens Assignment will be a semester long project to be completed individually. This project will help bridge the connection between the UN Sustainability Goals and potential business application while giving you the opportunity to practice researching and reporting on an issue you find interesting.
It will require you to choose one of the global issues provided (see below) as the main focus of your project. The potential topics listed are derived from the UN Sustainability Goals list.
The purpose will be to develop a report that provides recommendations for a company to address a given global issue. This will require you to research the UN Sustainability Goal and critically think about how an organization can change their behavior to start addressing the chosen issue in their organization.
Choose a Goal from the UN Topics list that you would like to have as the focus of your audit and find a company that you want to help by developing a plan for them. Please choose a topic that you are interested in researching.
UN Sustainable Development Goals Topic List
https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300 (Links to an external site.)
Your report is to be a 6-8 page paper on your recommendations on how a company can change what they are currently doing to help address one of the UN goals. This is to be no shorter than 6 pages but cannot exceed 8 pages (double spaced). The page count does not include title page, table of contents, references or appendices. You are to have at least 5 references.
This is to be a report on the goal, its importance, why the company should care and how this company can move toward making a difference in this area. Think of yourself as a consultant hired to help the company move in the direction of this goal. You will need to make a case as to why they need to change and how they can change.
In this type of report, you want to give the organization options. Usually a report would have three potential courses of action that vary in scale, complexity and cost. One way to think about it would be something that would require a small budget ( or little disruption), a moderately budget (or moderately disruptive) and a large budget (or disruptive).
Once you have given the options, you then choose the one that you think is best suited for the company at this time and explain why you have chosen that one.
There will be two review online review sessions later in the semester. Please watch your announcements and weekly email reminders for more details on when those will be held.
NOTE: due to the length of this assignment, this will not be returned within the normal turnaround time.