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  • 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 unit 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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Corporate Sustainability
Unit code BFA527
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Accountability

Professor Craig Deegan

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

ILO1Compare and contrast sustainability concepts from a range of perspectives and examine the relevance of ‘accounting’ to sustainability.
ILO2Analyse the relationship between organisational responsibilities, accountabilities, and accounting.
ILO3Evaluate the various ways in which social and environmental considerations can be embedded within an organisation.
ILO4Evaluate 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.
ILO5Demonstrate the qualities of a critical thinker and reflective practitioner, particularly in relation to the relevance of material to different places including the Tasmanian context.



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