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Business Finance

BUS 475: Business And Society

1. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Global Citizenship

  • Define corporate social responsibility (CSR) in your own words. Once you have defined CSR, conduct research on your favorite Fortune 500 company and determine just how (or if) the company ranks from a CSR perspective. Provide the name of the company and a link to at least one reference from your research. Do your findings change the way you will support the company in the future?
  • Respond to at least one of your classmates. How do you think the company your classmate selected could improve its CSR? Provide at least one strategy and reason why you chose it.

RESPOND TO CLASSMATES POST:

Edith Ochoa

Corporate social responsibility is the liability of an organization for the impact of its arrangements and activities on society and the environment, through honest behavior. There is contributions to sustain development and stakeholders expectations are taken into consideration. Their business approach to contribute to sustainable development by delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all stakeholders. I decided to research Nationwide Financial Service inc, they rank the highest in community and environmental categories. They are known for community engagement practices and have a partnership with The American Red Cross and the Columbus Children’s hospital. Their employees donate blood and Nationwide Financial Service also are known to donate to the disaster program. Pappalardo states, ” Nationwide has also partnered with Feeding America and donated 20 million meals over the course of 14 years.” According to my findings I think I will be more incline to support corporations that care more about the impact they have on the environment.

BUS 380: Managing Project Teams

Discussion 1:

“Problem Statement.” Please respond to the following:

  • Consider a problem you are currently facing – large or small, personal or professional.
  • Prepare a clear, crisp problem statement that incorporates the four elements described in the chapter: identity, location, timing, and magnitude.
  • List and briefly evaluate at least 3 options for solving the problem.

Discussion 2:

“Project Failures Due to Poor Project Selection.” Please respond to the following:

  • Review the stories about project failures from the Case Studies in Project Failures Web site.
  • Identify one (1) example of a failed project that might have been the victim of a poor project selection process.
  • Use evidence from the article to support your position that the project was a victim of poor project selection, and highlight recommendations for project selection from Chapter 3 of the textbook that might have been overlooked in that process.

COM 201: The Power of Effective Speaking

1. Listening and Your First Speech

Use what you’ve learned this week to respond to the following:

  • Complete the Listening Self-Evaluation in The Art of Public Speaking, Ch. 3 pg. 54. Discuss why you were or weren’t surprised by the results. Identify three habits that you want to work on and share your plan for how to improve them. 
  • Find quality, credible advice to help you give your first recorded speech. (Make sure it is a different resource than one found by a classmate.) Provide a link to the resource and briefly summarize the advice. How do you plan to use this advice in your first speech? 
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