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ACCT325 Corporate Sustainability Accounting and Reporting

A detailed overview of social and environmental accounting and corporate sustainability practices, including latest trends in corporate sustainability reporting.

This paper aims to provide a detailed overview of social and environmental accounting (Accounting for Sustainability). The paper explores the growing global trend of companies to measure, disclose and report for socially and environmentally responsible initiatives including environmental performance, business ethics, community involvement, biodiversity and climate change. Emphasis is made on how sustainability creates shareholder value and how accountants can add value to develop a sound sustainable strategy. ACCT325 has been designed to provide students with the knowledge they need to become corporate sustainability managers and consultants.

Paper title Corporate Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
Paper code ACCT325
Subject Accounting
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $912.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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BSNS 115 (or ACCT 102 prior to 2022) and 72 points at 200-level or above
Schedule C

Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator Dr Muhammad Nadeem

Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught through lectures and seminars.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Course outline
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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
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Learning Outcomes
  • Understand and apply knowledge of social and environmental accounting and sustainability reporting,
  • Demonstrate global perspective and understanding of the international guidelines and regulations related to social and environmental reporting and accounting,
  • Holistically evaluate the corporate sustainability crises, complexities, challenges and critically understand the role of business and accounting in sustainable development,
  • Communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) corporate sustainability reporting practices and disclosures,
  • Critically evaluate the ethical, social and environmental implications of corporate actions,
  • Examine the issues related with social and environmental audits.

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system