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BUS300 BUSINESS ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY T221
Assessment Type: Individual Report 2,500 (+/- 10%).
Assessment purpose: The assessment allows students to plan, research and analyse a specific topic relating to an ethical issue that has occurred in the current business environment. It also allows students to draw conclusions that impact on various stakeholders and to communicate their findings in a professional manner. This assessment contributes to learning outcomes a, b, c and d.
Assessment topic: Analysis of a current ethical issue relating to the business environment and identification of a mitigation strategy.
Question: Sustainability has traditionally been defined as longevity, yet its meaning has been reshaped by the growth in business activities post Industrial Revolution. Reference to this has been termed “Triple Bottom Line “ or “People Profit Planet”.
Assess what is meant by the term sustainability in our “Business Ethics and Sustainability” unit, give examples and reflect on how companies action the term.
Students will undertake research to support the discussion, recommendations and conclusion with suitable and relevant references. A minimum of 8 peer-reviewed academic journal articles should be analysed, included and if appropriate Reflect a passing grade. This is set at a minimum for a pass although there may be exceptions. Journals with a focus on business ethics and sustainability are highly recommended and can be accessed via the journal databases provided by the KOi library.
References that are unacceptable include: online encyclopaedia such as Wikipedia, general websites, blogs, newspapers and magazines. Please check with your tutor or the librarian if unsure about the validity of sources identified. Students seeking a higher grade should support present a higher number of references to support the discussion, recommendations and conclusion.
The Report should be written in formal academic narrative style. Referencing should be appropriately done. The Harvard Anglia type is preferred and bullet points or casual language should not be used.
The report should follow the following format:
The following specifics should be applied to the essay format:
The following are points to note about this assessment:
The individual essay will be graded using the criteria below:
The details of the grading criteria are presented in the assessment rubric on the following page and will be scaled to 30 marks.
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