Contemporary organisations can thrive as sustainable operators. When business professionals consider the environment and the community, they grow a positive brand, motivate employees, and satisfy shareholders.
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- 20 Feb 2023
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Compare and contrast sustainability concepts from a range of perspectives and examine the relevance of ‘accounting’ to sustainability.
- Analyse the relationship between organisational responsibilities, accountabilities, and accounting.
- Evaluate the various ways in which social and environmental considerations can be embedded within an organisation.
- Evaluate the various frameworks for reporting information about an organisation’s social and environmental performance, and the tools that can be used to analyse publicly available sustainability reports.
- Demonstrate the qualities of a critical thinker and reflective practitioner, particularly in relation to the relevance of material to different places including the Tasmanian context.
- Week 1-Corporate activity and sustainable development
- Week 2-Corporate activity and sustainable development
- Week 3-Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
- Week 4-Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
- Week 5-Sustainability and corporate governance
- Week 6-Sustainability and corporate governance
- Week 7-Social and environmental accounting
- Week 8-Triple Bottom Line (TBL) & role of the public sector
- Week 9-Triple Bottom Line (TBL) & role of the public sector
- Week 10-Ethical and socially responsible investment
- Week 11-Ethical and socially responsible investment
- Week 12-Integrated reporing
- Week 13-Test, subject review and wrap up
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
There are currently many environmental and social problems confronting current and future generations. To address some of these issues there needs to be a focus on issues relating to sustainable development, moves towards sustainable development and sustainability require relevant and reliable information. This subject will show how managers, with the assistance of accounting and accountants, can play a key role in generating such information. It is vital that individuals undertaking business education understand how ‘accounting’ – if properly considered - can be used to generate positive social and environmental benefits for various stakeholders, both current and future. This course will encourage students to critically think about the role of accounting in supporting sustainable development.
- Capstone assessment - Take home test (40%)
- Report to Management (30%)
- Production of a video (30%)
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