Describe how the organization is likely to be affected, the steps the organization is taking (if any) to address those effects, then describe and justify what additional steps you think the organization should consider implementing.

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGEHow Climate Change Affects Business
The purpose of this climate change challenge is for you to obtain, firsthand, a closer look and understanding of the implications for business, society, and the world at large, in recognizing this reality especially in the context of sustainability and full consideration of the triple bottom line ESG framework – environment, social and governance. This midterm assessment will succor to formulate and to critically analyze the interdependency of the causes, current impacts, and likely future consequences of climate change – if the world continues to ignore its state of severity. The objective is to articulate and debate about what should be done in the midst of this global environmental crisis; and to explore the implications for the firm/organization and sector in the industry you choose.
Therefore, for a start you would need to:choose a private company or non-profit organization whose operating model is likely to be significantly affected by climate change’s physical manifestations and/or related regulations, including threats and opportunities associated with mitigation and/or adaptation.Describe how the organization is likely to be affected, the steps the organization is taking (if any) to address those effects, then describe and justify what additional steps you think the organization should consider implementing.Finally, make recommendations on how they should implement the changes needed.For an initial analysis of the phenomenon, read the attached article of Henderson et. al. (2017) about the Climate Change in 2020: Implications for Business, and also visit the additional reading materials from previous modules as produced by the international organizations (e.g. UN system), private sector, think tanks, etc. so that you can formulate what these organizations are (or aren’t) doing to address climate change. You will deliver a 5 pages document (including cover and abstract on same page, and last page as references for a total of 7 full pages).
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INSTRUCTIONS:
Create a Cover Page with Title of the Midterm Exam, Student Name, and Abstract.
Abstract (1/2 page max): Provide a brief, succinct statement of the purpose of your report, central issue, the methods of your data collection, and your key findings, conclusions, and recommendations. A good overview/abstract provides a clear synopsis of your recommendations and includes a very brief statement on methodology used to justify your conclusions. The overview condenses the entire report into a mini version for those who will not read the full report. Share an overarching question. Hint: Write this last.
Table of Contents IS NOT NECESSARY, AND USE THE FOLLOWING SUB-PARTS:
a. Overview of Selected Organization (1 page): Company’s name and background/profile? What is the nature of the business or service provided by the organization? What is its history and mission? How is this organization being affected by climate change? Does the firm/organization have a diversity and inclusion program in place? Is gender equity being addressed? What is the female manager count?
b. Diagnose the Organization (2 pages): describe the climate change issue being faced by the focal organization; what the current strategic responsiveness have been, and any reported faces of change (Spector, 2013). If a sustainability program already in place, you can, in addition, draw on Benn et al (2019) Phase Models and Phases to understand where the organization is, in terms of integration models and level of engagement in CS.
c. Apply theory to practice (2 pages): Based on your theoretical analysis, what course of action do you recommend that the organization take? Which strategic responsiveness (see Spector, 2013; from Building a vocabulary of change, to key theoretical approaches from any or a variety of chapters in the book) would you suggest this organization follow? What recommendations do you offer to raise its gender equality, ethics and inclusive programs?
d. Conclusion and Next Steps (1 page): What do you foresee as the next steps the organization will need to make to move this project forward in the short term? What about the long term? What will be the major challenges and opportunities moving forward? Which phase model of integration do you now recommend the organization take, and why? (Benn et al 2019).
References: Please use APA or MLA for your citation and reference style. APA preferred.Make sure to read the rubrics before submitting your midterm paper.The threshold for Safe Assign/Originality Score must not go beyond 20%.3 examples of Best Papers attached.