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Organizations & future sustainability challenges

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Task Description:

Examine an environmental or social issue from the perspective of an impacted organization. Provide background to the issue using the literature, how your organization will be impacted and the strategies you will use to mitigate and adapt to future impacts. While your organizations will be imaginary you must use evidence and projections from the relevant literature. Groups need to submit a report with the presentation summarizing the findings of this report (1500-2000 words & presentation).

Research Tools

A number of research tools are available to assist you to find quality information for your assignments.

Google scholar:

Google scholar also has lists of highly cited journals by category if you select Metrics at the top of the home page.

A number of high quality journals are listed below:

  • Business & Society
  • Business Strategy & the Environment
  • Climatic Change
  • Development & Change
  • Ecology & Society
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Journal of Development & Economics
  • Nature
  • Nature Climate Change
  • Organization & Environment
  • PLOS One
  • Science

Referencing Guide – APA

As discussed in class please use the APA referencing style for your assignments. This document details the requirements for this style, for example, to reference a journal article in your assignment you would do the following:

In the assignment

The concept of nine planetary boundaries has been put forward in the literature …… (Rockstrom et al., 2009).

Or you could write:

Rockstrom et al. (2009) put forward the concept of xxxxx

In the reference list

Then in the list of references at the end of the document you would have the full reference copied or downloaded from googlescholar website

Rockström, J., Steffen, W., Noone, K., Persson, Å., Chapin, F. S., Lambin, E. F., … & Foley, J. A. (2009). A safe operating space for humanity. Nature,461(7263), 472-475.

There is a specific method of referencing for books, book chapters, reports, journal articles, web pages etc so make sure you check the How To guide. If you have any questions regarding referencing please ask me.

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