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Subject details

At the completion of this subject you will be able to:

  1. Examine and explain various theories within social and environmental accounting, and relevant concepts associated with sustainable development in business
  2. Critically evaluate the role of business and accounting in sustainable development
  3. Research and critically analyse the environment (social, natural, political, cultural and economic) in which business operates
  4. Apply relevant theories and accounting techniques to real life business cases, design sustainability plans and strategies for business in terms of external reporting (e.g. Sustainability Report) and internal strategic planning and evaluation
  5. Communicate ideas clearly, concisely, logically and effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Chat Rooms
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Standard Media
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Quizzes

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

Core
  • RMI-PAC-MAS-2018
  • RMI-MIB-MAS-2018
  • RMI-MIB-GCE-2018
Elective
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2018
  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2018

Special requirements

This subject is designed to enable you to understand the various mechanisms that an organisation can put in place to reduce its negative impacts (and increase its positive impacts) on the environment and societies in which it operates. The subject will also demonstrate that many actions aimed at enhancing an organisation’s contribution to sustainable development can also create positive business benefits for an organisation.

  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 (40%)

Textbook information is pending.

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