SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES

BUS1STX

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to developing and implementing a workplace sustainability policy in line with a current theoretical framework and modifying it to suit the interconnections between the economy, society and the environment. Students identify, analyse and evaluate information to develop, monitor and modify organisational policies in accordance with legislative and organisational goals and changing business circumstances. During this process, they are required to communicate and consult with internal and external stakeholders. The subject also introduces students to planning, sequencing and using systematic and analytical processes to research and gather data and to evaluate outcomes of decision-making to identify improvement. This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems - now and in the future.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesOnline practical activities including a workplace simulation exercise, webinars and discussion forums, activity report, quizzes, research, analyse and report writing

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student must be enrolled in one of the following courses: LBAB, LBABM, LBABK, LDAB, LAAB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsBUS2SUS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Carroll's pyramid of CSR: taking another look

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCarroll. A, B.

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSpringer Open

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Source locationhttps://jcsr.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40991-016-0004-6

Sustainability Practices Learner Resource

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDidasko Digital

Year2017

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PublisherDidasko Group

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Rethinking corporate social responsibility in the age of climate change: a communication perspective.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAllen. M, W, & Craig. C, A.

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSpringer Open

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40991-016-0002-8

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Scope and develop organisational policies and procedures to ensure they comply with legislative requirements and support the organisations sustainability goals.
02. Explain policy development processes, practices and current sustainability theoretical frameworks.
03. Consult and communicate with internal and external stakeholders to generate engagement with development of the sustainability policy.
04. Explain the corporate social responsibility (CSR required by business and the degree of responsibility they must take for their actions.
05. Plan, develop and implement a sustainability policy that reflects the organisation's commitment to sustainability and global citizenship.
06. Document outcomes and provide feedback to key personnel and stakeholders.
07. Develop, track and implement strategies for continuous improvement in resource efficiency and track them.
08. Use research skills to plan and prepare the sustainability policy so it is appropriate to context, organisational requirements and audience.

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