SPI (Sustainability Performance Interpretation) Paper

How to Do the SPI Assignment

After you complete the SPA quizzes, then write a paper interpreting the summary statistics (mean, percent of indicators reported, and weighted mean) in the bottom rows of the SPA Data worksheet.

Read again each company’s sustainability report to deepen your understanding of their sustainability performance.

Review the SPA Data file’s summary statistics: A) mean (represents sustainability performance), B) percent of indicators reported (represents transparency), and C) weighted mean (represents transparent performance).

Do an intra-firm (within) comparative analysis. A) How did each company perform in terms of economic, environment, and financial performance (mean)? Did the company have higher (or lower) economic performance compared to environment and financial performance? Higher (or lower) environment performance compared to financial performance? B) How transparent (percent of indicators reported) was each company in terms of economic and environment reporting? Did the company have higher (or lower) economic transparency compared to environment transparency? Note that transparency is not applicable for financial performance because by law all U.S. publicly traded companies must report all on GAAP measures of financial performance. C) How did each company do in terms of economic and environment transparent performance (weighted mean)? Did the company have higher (or lower) economic transparent performance compared to environment transparent performance? Again, transparency is not applicable for financial performance for the reason stated above.

Do an inter-firm (among) comparative analysis. A) Did Company 1 have higher (or lower) economic performance compared Company 2 and Company 3? Higher (or lower) environment performance compared Company 2 and Company 3? Higher (or lower) financial performance compared Company 2 and Company 3? B) Did Company 1 have higher (or lower) economic transparency compared Company 2 and Company 3? Higher (or lower) environment transparency compared Company 2 and Company 3? Again, transparency is not applicable for financial performance for the reason stated above. C) Did Company 1 have higher (or lower) economic transparent performance compared Company 2 and Company 3? Higher (or lower) environment transparent performance compared Company 2 and Company 3? Again, transparency is not applicable for financial performance for the reason stated above.

Then comparatively rank the case study companies overall, from highest to lowest.

Write a paper describing your interpretation findings. A) Organize your paper according to the grading rubric using the organizing template (next page). B) Write a comprehensive and thorough interpretative paper. Provide examples from the sustainability reports, and compare the companies in terms of their summary descriptive statistics in the SPA Data Answer file provided by Dr. Paun after the last SPA quiz. C) Proofread to check spelling, grammar, clarity, and check to make sure that your paper answers all of the grading rubric questions, is not above or too far below the page limitation (see below), and that you have not pasted text from online documents or those written by others.

Note that Turnitin will be used to check the SPI paper assignment for plagiarism.

Maximum paper length is 8 pages and should be single spaced, .5 inch page margins, with your choice of font type/size. If you want to include citations, figures, or tables, then put those in an appendix (which will not count in the page total). Note that citations, footnotes, figures, and tables are not required. Your paper must be uploaded on Canvas on or before the due date and time. Organizing Template

Organizing your paper so that it follows the grading rubric is good insurance for covering all items that will be graded. Below is a template with suggested section headers in your paper.

Intra-firm Comparison of Economic, Environment, and Financial Performance, Transparency, and Transparent Performance: 3M

Intra-firm Comparison of Economic, Environment, and Financial Performance, Transparency, and Transparent Performance: Cisco

Intra-firm Comparison of Economic, Environment, and Financial Performance, Transparency, and Transparent Performance: Intel

Inter-firm Comparison of Economic Performance, Transparency, and Transparent Performance Among All Case Study Companies

Inter-firm Comparison of Environment Performance, Transparency, and Transparent Performance Among All Case Study Companies

Inter-firm Comparison of Financial Performance Among All Case Study Companies

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