Though sustainability initiatives are admittedly often driven by regulatory requirements, an increasing number of companies are noticing that they frequently result in decreased operating costs and increased revenues. Recent research has shown a strong and positive link between successful sustainability strategy and corporate value. Sustainability can enhance businesses in several ways. Explain and analyze how one organization/company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is benefiting from the sustainability initiatives.
· Embed course material concepts, principles, and theories, which require supporting citations, along with at least two scholarly peer-reviewed references in supporting your answer. Keep in mind that these scholarly references can be found in the Saudi Digital Library by conducting an advanced search specific to scholarly references.
· You need to reply to at least two of your peers’ answers to this week’s discussion question. These post replies need to be substantial and constructive in nature. They should add to the content of the discussion through your evaluation and analysis. Normal course dialogue doesn’t fulfill these two peer replies but is expected throughout the course. Answering all course questions is also required.
· Use Saudi Electronic University academic writing standards and APA style guidelines, citing references as appropriate. Post your initial response early and check back often to continue the discussion.
Be sure to support your statements with logic and argument, citing all sources referenced. Post your initial response early, and check back often to continue the discussion. Be sure to respond to your peers’ posts as well.
In this module, you will explore the role of corporate social responsibility and the impact it has on sustainability in the expanding global market.
Note: The following readings may require you to be logged in to the Saudi Digital Library. You may do thathere.
Required Chapter 4 in International Business: The New Realities Yusuf, N. (2014).Delivering long-term sustainable growth through investment in young people – Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Business & Economic Development, 2(3), 96-108.
Recommended Chapter 4 PowerPoint slides – International Business: The New Realities Iwata, E. (2014).Corporate social responsibility: More companies find that doing good can be profitable. Concordia Online. Retrieved from http://www.concordiaonline.net/corporate-social-responsibility-doing-good-can-be-profitable/
For Your Success
For Module 4, you will discuss how sustainability initiatives are often driven by regulatory requirements and that an increasing number of companies have noticed such requirements frequently result in decreased operating costs and increased revenues. Recent research has shown a strong and positive link between a successful sustainability strategies and corporate values. Sustainability can enhance businesses in several ways. Explain and analyze how one organization/company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is benefiting from sustainability initiatives.
Remember to complete the Check Your Understanding activity to ensure that you have mastered this week’s concepts. There is also a quiz covering Modules 3 and 4. There is no Live Session this week.
Learning Outcomes Describe ethical behavior and its importance in international business. Evaluate corporate social responsibility relative to natural resources and sustainability. Differentiate between local and global businesses and their roles in leading and organizing for sustainability.