EXMBM513-19GB (HAM)

Sustainability and Responsible Management

15 Points

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Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa
Executive Education

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: ashleigh.neame@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper examines key issues and challenges of environmental, social and economic sustainability for individuals, organisations and nation states. It examines key issues in responsible management with a focus on business governance. The course will use the Moodle platform to provide links to course material and activities that need to be viewed, read or completed prior to class.
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Paper Structure

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The paper will be taught through a series of lectures and workshop-style class discussions. Students will be required to do some required reading before class.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of social, environmental and economic sustainability issues and its impact on business
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  • Discuss and evaluate policy alternatives to achieve sustainability objectives
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  • Apply sustainability principles to evaluation of future actions.
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of key issues in organisational governance
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment
13 Sep 2019
12:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Group Project
25 Sep 2019
12:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Individual component
25 Sep 2019
12:00 AM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Presentation
25 Sep 2019
12:00 AM
20
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Sustainability: A comprehensive foundation by T. Theis & J. Tomkin
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Recommended Readings

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Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices In Managing And Measuring Corporate, Social, Environmental And Economic Impacts

A Primer on Sustainability In the Business Environment edited by Nancy Bocken, Paavo Ritala, Laura Albareda and Robert Verburg

Markets and the environment by Keohane, Nathaniel O. and Sheila M. Olmstead.

An Introduction to Sustainability : Environmental, Social and Personal Perspectives by Martin Mulligan

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Other Resources

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Other resources will be specified in class
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Online Support

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Waikato Management School Helpdesk: wms_helpdesk@waikato.ac.nz, 0800 WAIKATO, extn 4599

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Workload

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It is expected that you will devote 150 hours of learning and preparation of assessments to this paper.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: EXPM508

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