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Measuring Sustainability - ACCG260 - 2019 Course Handbook - Macquarie University

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Measuring Sustainability - ACCG260

This unit is a Planet unit and considers how sustainability issues are accounted and reported from organisational, governmental and personal perspectives. The unit engages students with key contemporary sustainability issues such as carbon pollution, water scarcity and human rights. Students investigate practical and theoretical reporting issues, including the location of reporting obligations, setting report boundaries, report content, measurement and assurance. Case studies draw on current developments in the field, including global and national greenhouse gas reporting obligations; water reporting under the Australian national water accounting standards and Macquarie University’s own efforts to undertake sustainability reporting. By completing the unit students will be able to locate key sustainability reporting obligations and reports for both governments and organisations, interpret and critically evaluate existing sustainability reports and identify areas of improvement to measuring sustainability.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Evening - Session 2, North Ryde, Evening

S2 External - Session 2, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Accounting and Corporate Governance staff
Prerequisites:

18cp at 100 level or above  Prerequisite Information

Corequisites:

NCCW(s):
Unit Designation(s):

Commerce

Unit Type: Planet unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance

Faculty of Business and Economics

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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