Title: Individual Critical Thinking Task Due Date: 11:55 pm, 22 June 2022

Title: Individual Critical Thinking Task

Due Date: 11:55 pm, 22 June 2022

Weighting/Value: 15%

Word limit: 500 words

Presentation requirements: Ensure your name (family name, x), unit code (BEX3150), and assessment task number (AT1) (eg Brown S_BEX3150_AT1) are noted on your documents to be submitted. Your submission should be well-presented and clearly structured. Please include the word count and ensure you have numbered all pages. You may use subheadings but these are not compulsory.

Use the APA referencing style. See the Monash Library APA guide for assistance.

Submit via Moodle with an Assignment coversheet.

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Assessment Task 1: Individual Critical Thinking

Task Description:

To complete this task, you are required to critically review and reflect on the videos and readings from the Session 1 e-book and the Assessment Task 1 Resources available on Moodle. After watching and reading the videos and readings, write a 500 word submission that answers these questions:

Is it important for business to understand the global challenges and sustainable development? Why or why not?

What strategies or actions can businesses use to address sustainable development?

How would these strategies or actions affect business?

Use evidence and examples from the Session 1 videos and readings to support your argument. You can also use examples from other references (journal articles, videos etc). Remember to cite the material using APA referencing style. You can choose to use subheadings.

Total word count is 500 words (+/-10%), excluding headings and references.

Session 1 Readings

Ripple, W et al, 2019. ‘World Scientists’ warning of a climate emergency’, BioScience, 70(1):8-12. Access the PDF here


John Carey (2015) The 9 limits of our planet … and how we’ve raced past 4 of them | TED Ideas.


Steffen, W et al. ‘Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet’. Science 2015, Vol. 347, Issue 6223, 1259855, DOI: 10.1126/science.1259855. Access the PDF here.



The Global Wealth Report 2021 – Credit Suisse. Pg 5-15, 17-25. Download PDF here.(pdf name:Credit Suisse global-wealth-report-2021-1)


Optional readings:

Optional readings:

‘Towards a Sustainable Development Agenda.’ United Nations. Web. 2015. http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/development-agenda/

Better Business, Better World by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission. 2017.


View reading here https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&type=400&nr=2399&menu=1515

The Global Wealth Report 2020 – Credit Suisse. Pg 5-12, 29- 39. Download PDF here.

Pdf name:global-wealth-report-2020-en-2