Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
Record sustainable thinking’s impact on accounting and reporting practices. Compare traditional accounting methods and triple bottom line accounting.
Balance sustainable development concerns against the core concepts of corporate sustainability.
Your upfront cost: $0
- 01 Jun 2020
- 30 Nov 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of sustainability issues in accounting and reporting practices.
- Understand the differences between conventional accounting and triple bottom line accounting.
- Evaluate the quality of a company's sustainability/environmental report.
- Identify and classify environmental costs and impacts.
- Apply environmental costing methods and sustainability indicators.
- Collectively research sustainability issues.
- 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
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Prior to enrolling, students must have successfully completed 72CP (16 subjects) of study.
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.
- Continuous Assessment (40%)
- Team Project - 4500 words (60%)
Textbooks are not required.
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.