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Unit of study_

SUST5006: Sustainability: Business and Leadership

This unit of study will help build your understanding of the knowledge, skills and activities required to lead sustainability and change in, and with, businesses and organisations. The unit presents the relevance and importance of business mission and strategy, and will introduce the roles of corporate social responsibility, sustainability and change management. It will also explore stakeholders associated with business (including shareholders, consumers and government) and how they can both motivate and impede change in the context of sustainability. Learning will be facilitated through seminars, readings, as well as individual group projects.

Code SUST5006
Academic unit Science Faculty
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. recommend and justify integrated organisational and industry strategies, policies and implementation approaches that are appropriate to support organisational sustainability objectives in particular contexts
  • LO2. use suitable research methods and information technologies to acquire, analyse and interpret data, concepts and theories salient to addressing particular organisation related sustainability issues and challenges and formulate appropriate findings, recommendations and remedies
  • LO3. question, assess and respond independently and creatively to assumptions, propositions and debates within sustainability related human resource and organisational theory and practice
  • LO4. prepare and present professional reports that address sustainability related problems and make recommendations that are coherent, persuasive, and appropriate for the situation
  • LO5. influence others to work collaboratively to recommend and report on policies and strategies to address complex human resources and organisational problems related to sustainability.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.