atmosphere’s inventory of Green House Gasses

Plus any other sources you choose to use, then comment on the following questions. Please note that there are three questions, each with two parts. Be sure to comment on all six parts.

1. Do the overdeveloped nations that have contributed most of the atmosphere’s inventory of Green House Gasses (GHG’s) have an ethical responsibility to make the greatest efforts?
a) What specifically should they do to reduce their own emissions?
b) What specifically should they do to actively assist those most affected by, and least able to adapt to, climate change?

2. Is our climate crisis also a form of cultural aggression — people of one culture destroying the material basis of another. Overdeveloped nations are creating climatic conditions that are melting polar ice and raising sea levels.
a) Does Inuit culture have a right to ice?
b) Do the Solomon Islanders have a right to be above water?

3. The majority world has avoided the costly communications infrastructure of telephone land lines and jumped directly from no telephones to cellular communication. This is called “leapfrogging”.
a) Do the overdeveloped nations have an ethical responsibility to share and subsidize knowledge, technology, and manpower so that the majority world can leapfrog past the use of fossil fuels for the benefit of everyone?
b) What specifically should the overdeveloped nations do in this regard?

Option 2: A Framework for Ethical Decision Making at Exxon
 


This question relates to content in Module 1 and 3


Now that Rex Tillerson has left as CEO of Exxon (with a $180 million payout) they are looking for a new CEO and, in a stunning reversal of policy, they have chosen you to reshape Exxon into an ethical company.

Read the following plus any other sources you choose to use.:


‘Unparalleled Evil’: Exxon Has Done More Destroy Planet Earth Than Any Other Corporation
What Exxon Knew About Climate Change
Seething With Anger, Probe Demanded into Exxon’s Unparalleled Climate Crime
Imagine if Exxon Had Told the Truth on Climate Change
The Dumbest Idea In The World: Maximizing Shareholder Value
A Plan for a Sustainable Future (note, you are not required to be this technical, the article is intended only to show that fossil fuels are not essential for our energy needs)

Describe and reference how you would proceed to make Exxon ethically resolve their unethical behaviour. Use the following four subheads and answer each question under each subhead:


1) Get the facts
a)    What are the relevant facts of the case?
b)    What are the current ethical issues at Exxon?
c)    What individuals and groups have an important stake in the outcome?

2) Evaluate actions: How would you use the following techniques with individuals at Exxon?
a)    Rewards
b)    Authority
c)    Bureaucracy

3) What corporate culture would you Create at Exxon?
a)    Provide a general description of the new ethical culture.
b)    Outline what you could do to achieve it.

4) How Will You Inform the Stakeholders you mentioned in 1c above?
a)    Write a 300-400 word press release announcing your new ethical plan for Exxon
b)    What other methods would you use to involve stakeholders?

People & Culture (P&C):
Academic Analysis  – 2500 words

Option 1:

This question relates to content in Module 1 and 2

Diversity in Australia’s’ contemporary workforce is a fact. Managing diverse teams requires a consideration of a great number of factors such as job design, individual characteristics and personal motivation. How can management best support diverse teams? Consider such factors as communication, incentives, performance and training. Outline a strategy for inclusion that your project organisation could utilise.

Option 2:

This question relates to content in Module 3

Internal and external forces of change are interrelated and influence decisions about the management of change. Consider the barriers to change and how organisational culture is affected by and influences change. Discuss the impact of these forces on an organisations’ workforce and management and how managers can best work with these.
Finance, Accounting & Economics (FA&E):
Academic Analysis 1 – 2500 words
Option 1:
This question relates to content in Module 2
If the sponsor acts on your recommendations that you are putting forward, what value will it add to the firm and should the sponsor take up the project or not? (Hint: Use capital budgeting)
Option 2:
This question relates to content in Module 1, 2 and 3.
What are different sources of financing a firm can resort to? How would you recommend financing the project assuming there is not enough retained earnings at hand and what would be the cost? What risks will this project entail?
Industry Reflection:
Industry Reflection  –  8 – 10 minutes  + 2000 Words

This reflection piece has been designed to enable students to demonstrate their technical understanding in scoping, delivering and managing an industry project and reflect on the innovation and leadership shown by themselves and their peers.

This will occur by explaining the discrete work they completed and why it was important to the project, the problems and challenges faced in completing the work, how they managed the problems and challenges and what it meant for the project. This activity will allow students to consider the learning outcomes and objectives they believe they have demonstrated, before providing this information to their supervising academic. Managers and Leaders will be expected to reflect on their understanding and communication of a strategic vision in relation to the project.

This reflection will also incorporate a focus on Leadership and Innovation to ensure students spend sufficient time reflecting upon the innovation and leadership shown by themselves and their peers, throughout their project. It is expected that through their course, students and their groups will create new methodologies, ideas and frameworks, as they identify, strategise and address challenges in their projects – both from a content and process perspective. Capturing these developments and the process and factors that incubated them, in addition to the learning the students gained from them, is imperative in demonstrating the learning outcomes of this course.