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BUSN71-200: Responsible and Sustainable Organisations


Considering the increasingly complex environmental, social and governance challenges facing today's business organisations, it is essential to develop an integrated understanding of business and its role in society. In this subject, students will be challenged to explore a multinational business from multiple perspectives to develop a systems view of the organisation and its global business environment. Through readings, discussions, case studies, projects and other learning activities, students will develop a more nuanced view of the purpose and functioning of business, the expectations of stakeholders, and the challenges and opportunities inherent in addressing those expectations. This exploration will include understanding the functional areas of business as well as how each can work together in an overall design to enable an integrative and innovative approach to responsible and sustainable business.

Subject details

FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,570
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,710

Learning outcomes

1. Use multiple, appropriate tools to analyse and evaluate an organisation's environment, including environmental, social, economic dimensions. 2. Contrast different perspectives to critically evaluate the purpose of business and its role in society over time. 3. Evaluate the key elements of an organisation's design including the common functional areas of business and how the interact. 4. Explain the major stakeholders of a business organisation, the kinds of expectations each may hold for it and the challenges and opportunities this can create. 5. Demonstrate an advanced ability to work effectively with others to complete a multi-stage project to assess the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of an organisation and persuasively offer recommended improvements. 6. Present recommendations for improving and organisation's ESG performance in a persuasive manner using appropriate channels and media. 7. Communicate ideas, recommendations and related information in a clear, concise writing style tailored to a given audience. 8. Demonstrate the capacity to critically reflect on one’s learning experience and develop a plan for future application of what was learned.

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