Greening the Message: Ethical Decision-Making - 700 words

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A growing concern in business today is how to become environmentally friendly or “green.” At times a management team may find itself torn between what it perceives as good for the company and what’s good for the environment. For access to resources that can aid your leadership and management decision-making in this assignment,


Watch the following video presenting an ethical dilemma you face as leader of your Capsim Core simulation business: “Greening the Message.” The company has developed a new production process, which reduces the use of electricity and labor. Upon hearing the news, the marketing team is eager to launch a new marketing campaign that outlines this development by capitalizing on consumer demand for products that support “sustainability.” The problem is the facility's waste output has not been reduced. Discussions with General Counsel, the Board of Directors' Executive Steering Committee, a company-wide task force, and the Marketing team leave you with only 4 courses of actions. As the leader of your organization, you are presented with four options to address this ethical dilemma. Your job is to make a strategic decision that will have an effect on company performance in the future

Using the following Assignment checklist, prepare a brief business report to your management team detailing your strategic management and leadership position on this ethical dilemma.


Using the following Assignment checklist, prepare a brief business report to your management team detailing your strategic management and leadership position on this ethical dilemma.

Assignment Instructions:

  • Provide a synopsis of the ethical dilemma using ethical theories, principles, and concepts.
  • Reconcile conflicts in the development of your strategic decision-making using Agency Theory and Stakeholder Theory concepts and principles.
  • Explain how ethical theories should guide the implementation of your strategic decisions.
  • Using the strategic planning process, create a plan detailing your leadership and management decisions on the ethical dilemma.
  • Using inductive reasoning skills, explain how your decisions will build competitive advantage using the strategic management hierarchy.
  • Formulate and explain the company's positioning strategy based on your strategic management and strategic leadership decisions.
  • Use strategic analysis tools to demonstrate proficiency and to provide reasoning for your decision-making.
  • Use a minimum of three scholarly research resources to help substantiate your position.
  • Apply proper APA style format. Be sure to use headings and subheadings to create a flow of ideas and topics within your writing.
  • Apply Expository writing style to develop your business report. You should write in third person to avoid bias in the dissemination of your strategic management and strategic leadership positions.

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Greening the message: Ethical Dilemma
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Capsim Core Simulation is an organization that values sustainability and sustainability
reporting. This is underscored by the effort put in place by the production unit to reduce the use
of electricity and labor, as well as the eager displayed by the marketing campaign team to report
this to stakeholders. However, the company is yet to achieve an efficient waste management
system. Many companies are interested in sustainability issues (Lozano & Huisingh, 2011).
However, not all know how to go about it.
There are four likely situations that could ensue following such a scenario. The
management may fail to agree on how to report on sustainability (Capsim Ethics, n.d.). This
situation may find customers being enticed by competitors and thus a decline in sale. The
second option would involve the company going ahead with the green reporting campaign
without acknowledging its defici...

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