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4 credit points
For most business stakeholders, it is not enough for a business to merely focus on profitability; businesses also need to demonstrate good corporate global citizenship. In this subject consideration will be given to the Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) framework, reporting initiatives pursued by businesses and other relevant concepts.
The subject aims to help students identify and address problems of sustainability and societal impact with consideration of a variety of stakeholders inclusive of indigenous groups. Students will explore sustainable and ethical solutions and business models and apply these to problems currently faced by businesses that generate value for society, the natural environment and the economy.
a) Evaluate theories, concepts and frameworks through which the societal and environmental impact of business is informed
b) Critically reflect on the role of governance, leadership and decision making in relation to global corporate citizenship
c) Examine the contributions businesses can make toward the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals with consideration for indigenous groups
d) Evaluate the relevance of stakeholder engagement and public accountability in relation to ethical, responsible and sustainable business practices
e) Examine ethics, responsibility and sustainability obligations for business in a global society faced by systemic risks (in environmental, social and economic domains)
Learning outcomes for this subject are assessed using a range of assessment tasks as described in the table below.