Focussing on climate change, you’ll discuss organisations’ responsibilities to reduce negative impacts on the environment and society. Identify mechanisms that can be employed to achieve sustainability. Describe the associated business benefits.
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At the completion of this subject you will be able to:
Examine and explain various theories within social and environmental accounting, and relevant concepts associated with sustainable development in business
Critically evaluate the role of business and accounting in sustainable development
Research and critically analyse the environment (social, natural, political, cultural and economic) in which business operates
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
Communicate ideas clearly, concisely, logically and effectively both verbally and in writing.
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.