Assignment - Team Case Study (Business, Wikirate and the SDGs)
This assignment assesses the following unit learning outcomes:
LO 1 Demonstrate an advanced understanding of sustainability and social impact issues and trends in relation to business and its connection with government and civil society
LO 2 Analyse the nature of business and economic processes considering various stakeholder perspectives of sustainability and social impact
LO 3 Work collaboratively to produce well-reasoned and evidenced arguments that address major societal issues
Over the course of this unit, you have been introduced to several different theoretical perspectives relating to business, sustainability and social impact. This assignment will enable you to integrate your learning across these topics to produce a business report. Your team of 4-5 students will analyse the role and importance of the SDGs in producing sustainable outcomes for local communities in Australia
Building on your understanding of Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics you should first select one of the listed SDG`s and describe its significance in relation to sustainable development both in Australia and globally.
The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) are:
GOAL 1: No Poverty
GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production GOAL 13: Climate Action
GOAL 14: Life Below Water GOAL 15: Life on Land
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions GOAL 17: Partnerships
Then you are required to investigate the reports of a large Australian organisation around the selected Sustainable Development Goal and if possible enter this into the Wikirate platform.
Your research should then be used to develop a detailed report on the organisation`s current performance, and make original recommendations, for further improvements in relation to your chosen SDG (and associated targets).
Reports are used in many fields to communicate information in an organised and structured way. They are prevalent within business environments and thus form an authentic assignment task. An employee who can analyse issues and provide solutions, backed-up by evidence, is a valuable asset for any organisation.
Working as a team to produce this report will provide you with an opportunity to hone your teamwork skills. These skills are directly transferable to workplace environments where individual and team accountability is expected.
When completing this assessment, you should discuss and analyse your findings, drawing on further s cholarly literature where relevant. Based on your understanding of the SDG`s and your observations of the organisation`s activities, write a report that c ritically analyses the organisation`s performance and outlines specific and original recommendations to improve outcomes for both the organisation and society.