Today, December 3, marks the anniversary of the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal Disaster. You will find information about the disaster on Economist and at Wikipedia. BBC has a short documentary on it (http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29833548 ) though I should warn you that it contains some disturbing images. The question for you to consider is how you as a corporate leader would approach a crisis that your company bore primary responsibility for. Describe your personal strategy on handling such a crisis.
2. The Middle East continues to experience diplomatic and economic challenges. Today, the French Parliament today held a symbolic vote to recognize a Palestinian State joining several other European nations on the issue. ISIL, Hezbolah, Hamas and others continue to promote violence in the regions. Review the current events of the area and describe your forecast for the regions specifically describing what industries may find opportunity there and what industries might consider focus on other areas of the world.
3. This year is on track to be the warmest on record due to climate change (see http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30311816 ). In addition, this year will likely experience an El Niño event that can affect populations and economies from Southeast Asia to the Americas and into Europe and Southern Africa. Choosing an industry, describe what kinds of strategic opportunities are presented by these climate phenomena as well as what kinds of threats might exist.
Each answer to the questions should be about 600 words in length