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.
  • Topics
    • 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
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Standard Media
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Quizzes

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No 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 - Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assignment 3 (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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