Business and Professional Ethics

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write plan (outline) essay of one of the QS, and below few notes:(1 page. maximum 2 pages)
1- Choose only one of question below and write the outline essay.
2- Ensure you mention all sources you use in the plan.
3- The conclusion should summarize the essay’s main argument, which should critically evaluate the different ideas the essay covers.
you must incorporate and reference at least two peer- reviewed academic sources. Although it is not mandatory to use more than two academic sources, as a guide you should refer in total to three to seven additional sources, at least half of which should come from peer-reviewed academic journals.

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Choose ONE of the following questions to write the outline of the essay.
Question 1: Should businesses support Warragamba Dam being raised?
As the ABC analyses in detail, the economic and social impact of the floods in New South Wales (NSW) in early 2021 re-focused attention on a controversial proposal by the NSW State Government to raise the height of Warragamba Dam wall. Proponents claim a higher wall will prevent future damage to businesses and homes. Critics highlight social and environmental costs of this project, and the Insurance Council of Australia has recently withdrawn its support. Critically assess whether businesses should support proposals to raise the dam wall in this case. Your answer should begin by explaining at least one anthropocentric and one non- anthropocentric ethics theory relevant to this case and the main arguments for each perspective. Then apply these ethics theories, and your own detailed case research, to outline the key ethical arguments for and against raising the dam wall. Finally, critically analyse which perspective or perspectives are most convincing, and so determine whether businesses like the Insurance Council of Australia are right to withdraw their support in favour of “the exploration of alternative mitigation options to reduce flood risks”.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-27/warragamba-dam-raising-to-save-flooding-cost-others/13226472?nw=0
Question 2: Should restaurants require customer vaccinations before entry?
Safe Work Australia (SWA) recently issued advice that while businesses are not legally obliged to require their customers to be vaccinated, business owners “might still want to require this as a condition of entry to [their] premises”. In a follow-up article, the Sydney Morning Herald advised that shops, cafes and restaurants will be allowed to make diners demonstrate vaccination before entry. Critically assess how restaurants owners should respond to SWA’s advice to “consider” requiring customers to have a COVID-19 vaccination before entering. Your answer should begin by outlining the main ethical obligations businesses have to keep workers safe in light of at least two relevant ethics theories, including arguments for each view. Then explain the obligations restaurants have to create a safe workplace under the NSW WHS Act (2011), including the respective duties organisations (PCBUs), officers and workers have in managing the risk of COVID-19 infections in restaurants. Finally, draw on these frameworks to critically assess whether restaurant owners should require customers to be vaccinated as a condition of entry into their store to best meet their ethical obligations, their WHS obligations, or both.
https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/covid-19-information-workplaces/industry-information/general-industry-information/vaccination
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/shops-cafes-allowed-to-make-covid-vaccination-a-condition-of-entry-20210219-p57451.html

Question 3: Which trade certifications should fashion customers and retailers adopt? Recent research by academics at the University of Melbourne shows consumers of fashion products are uncertain about how to buy clothes that have been produced ethically, and are increasingly sceptical about whether ethical codes and standards in fact denote or ensure such ethical production. This research accompanied a 2020 report by Oxfam, conducted with Monash University, which found even Australian clothes manufacturers who state a commitment to sustainable sourcing were complicit in aggressive pricing that could drive down supply chain pay and/or conditions. Using relevant theory and your own research, critically assess which certifications of ethical fashion, if any, clothing customers and retailers in Australia should endorse. Your analysis should consider at least three initiatives: the Fair Trade Cotton scheme, used by Etiko and Macpac; the Fair Share Scheme, used by Mountain Designs; and Ethical Clothing Australia. Begin by critically assessing to what extent Fair Trade certifications of Cotton guarantee fair production, drawing on relevant academic theories and analysis of the ethics of Fair Trade schemes. Then assess to what extent, or in which respects, the “Fair Share” and “Ethical Clothing” schemes are either more or less ethical than the Fair Trade approach. Finally, use relevant ethics theory to assess which scheme, if any, customers and retailers should endorse. (Recommended QS)
https://theconversation.com/ethical-fashion-is-confusing-even-shoppers-with-good-intentions-get-overwhelmed-145935
https://www.oxfam.org.au/shoppingforabargain/
https://fairtradeanz.org/for-consumers/products/cotton
https://www.mountaindesigns.com/field-notes/in-the-know/fair-share?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=20210208_wk33A_EDM_customer&utm_content=earth
https://ethicalclothingaustralia.org.au/

 

Question 4: Should disclosure be used to make companies more diverse?
In March 2020 Commissioner Allison Herren Lee of the United States (US) Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) delivered a speech calling for the SEC to do more to encourage diversity and inclusion in major US companies, including requirements for companies to disclose workplace diversity data for all levels of seniority. The SEC is now formally considering this approach. Critically assess Commissioner’s Lee’s arguments and proposal for US companies to provide mandatory diversity disclosures in light of alternative arguments and measures to promote workplace diversity. You answer should begin by explaining the main ethical arguments and / or theories Commissioner Lee uses (explicitly or implicitly) in her speech to argue for US companies to adopt a more diverse workforce, and her subsequent arguments for the SEC to use compulsory diversity disclosure to achieve this end. Then critically assess both Commissioner Lee’s ethical arguments and proposals. Your analysis should consider at least one alternative ethics theory Commissioner Lee might have considered and at least one alternative strategy (e.g. quotas) she might have proposed. Conclude by assessing to what extent Commissioner Lee’s proposal is ethically justified and effective to achieve a diverse workforce
https://www.sec.gov/news/speech/lee-cii-2020-conference-20200922
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-sec-investors-diversity-idUSKBN2BB25C

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