Assignment 2: Course Project—Need for Sustainability Manager A Sustainability M

Assignment 2: Course Project—Need for Sustainability Manager

A Sustainability Manager provides a specific focus on the environmental and social concerns of the company. In this assignment you will explore the importance of this position and the incorporated responsibilities.

Click here to download and review the Top Shelf scenario so far.

Review what happens next at Top Shelf:

Top Shelf has a fairly typical ratio of managers to employees. However, your team knows that having a dedicated staff to focus on sustainability has worked well at other companies.

Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research sustainable management. Identify and research companies that have a sustainability manager (SM) or a similar position. Select three companies for use in this assignment. At least one of the three selected companies should also be in the retail industry.

Prepare a report making a case for Top Shelf to hire an SM. Cover the following in your report:

Explain the role and importance of an SM within a company.
Analyze the approach of your selected three companies toward sustainable management.
Provide rationale for Top Shelf to have a management focus on sustainability.
Explain the specific responsibilities the SM will take up at Top Shelf and the benefits and costs associated with the hire.
Write a 2–3-page report in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.

By the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.

Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Explained the role and importance of an SM within a company.
20
Analyzed the approach of your selected three companies toward sustainable management.
20
Provided a rationale for Top Shelf to have a management focus on sustainability.
20
Explained the specific responsibilities the SM will take up at Top Shelf and the benefits and costs associated with the hire.
24
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
16
Total:
100

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