Social Issues in Twenty-first Century

Assignment: Evaluate Ethics, Sustainability, and Social Issues in Twenty-first Century Businesses

Using the organization example from last week as a consultant to the CEO of the small business, recommend one social responsibility initiative and one sustainability initiative that the organization should introduce and implement within the next 6-12 months. In your response, be sure to designate how the CEO of the small business should use technology (e.g., big data, cloud computing, outsourcing, and social media). For each initiative, address the following in your report:

  • Select and recommend initiatives based on reasoned argument and summarize each initiative.
  • Generalize who will be the participants and the benefactors in each initiative.
  • Assess any foreseen challenges and provide recommendations to overcome these challenges.
  • Determine how you will encourage the CEO of the small business to manage ethics and technology. Explain your recommendations and provide examples to support your thoughts.

Remember to cite and reference the resources found in the Books & Resources section (6 articles and 2 films). In addition to the required resources this week, locate two additional scholarly resources in the library to back your statements. If you are unfamiliar with the concepts of big data and cloud computing, now would be a good time to research those terms.

Length: 5 pages, not including title and reference pages

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.