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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainability: An Introduction
    • Corporations and Sustainability
    • Stakeholders and Sustainability
    • Accountability and Theories of Sustainability
    • Trends in Sustainability
    • Sustainability Reporting
    • Management Systems for Sustainability
    • Integrated Reporting
    • Sustainability Accounting and Reporting: Expectation Gaps
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
    • Other Materials
      • Video
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of sustainability issues in accounting and reporting practices.
  2. Understand the differences between conventional accounting and triple bottom line accounting.
  3. Evaluate the quality of a company's sustainability/environmental report.
  4. Identify and classify environmental costs and impacts.
  5. Apply environmental costing methods and sustainability indicators.
  6. Undertake collaborative research on sustainability issues.
  • Assignment 1 - Continuous Assessment (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - 1500 words (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - 4500 words (50%)

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

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

To introduce students to the fundamental concepts of corporate sustainability and how sustainable development issues influence company accounting and reporting practices, as well as to introduce students to contemporary approaches and techniques to account for a company’s social, economic, and environmental impacts.
 

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