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Accounting for Sustainable Management – Assignment  1
Accounting for Sustainable Management
Assessment – Case Study and Assignments
Case study
Since its inception in 2007, Paraway Pastoral Company Limited (“Paraway”)
has become one of the largest property owners and operators in Australia,
with a combined land holding of over 4.4 million hectares. Paraway
currently operates 21 pastoral enterprises across three diversified rainfall
zones including Northern Australia, Northern New South Wales, and
Southern Australia. Collectively, the properties have the capacity to carry
approximately 200,000 cattle and 240,000 sheep. Limited dryland and
irrigated cropping exists in each of the regions for the production of hay,
silage and grain crops for external sales & feeding livestock. (Source:
Paraway website)
You have been employed by the company as an accountant after graduating
from RMIT University two months ago. After reviewing your CV and noticing
that you have successfully completed several sustainability related courses
during your study, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Paraway assigned
three independent but related tasks to you. The three tasks are as follows.
(Note: Paraway is a real-life entity. All of your research, analysis,
discussions and recommendations relating to this case study should be
based on real world information and condition.)
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Assignment One
Content requirements
The CEO has noticed an emerging and increasing trend of discussion about
sustainability from businesses and some of Paraway’s competitors are
adopting sustainability frameworks and practices. The CEO feels that at the
moment he does not know too much about sustainability and its relevance
to business. He is also considering whether Paraway should adopt
sustainable frameworks and practices including producing sustainability
reports to external stakeholders. He has asked you to conduct research and
provide a formal business report to him, addressing the following questions.
1. What is sustainability? Is the notion of sustainability relevant to business
and accounting? Justify your answer.
2. Is the notion of sustainability relevant to the pastoral industry in which
Paraway operates? Justify your answer.
3. What are the specific sustainability issues that Paraway is facing? Justify
your answer.
4. If sustainability is relevant to Paraway, how might Paraway embrace
sustainability in its operations? Justify your recommendations.
Submission requirements
Submitted:
Individually (this is an individual assignment)
Due Date:
By 11.59 pm, Sunday 26 March (late submission attracts 3 marks per day
deduction; late submissions after ten days will be awarded zero marks)
Word Limit:
Maximum 2,600 words (not including executive summary, table of contents,
references and appendices). Word count includes every word in the body of
text (from your Introduction section to the end of the Conclusion section,
including figures, tables, headings, etc). Every 100 words above the word
limit attracts 0.5 marks deduction of available marks. For example, if the
word count is 2,601, a deduction of 0.5 marks will apply. If the word count
is 2,701, a deduction of 1 mark will apply.
Font size
12 for body text; 12 and above for headings; choose ‘justify’ to apply to the
whole document margins.
Weighting:
30%
Accounting for Sustainable Management – Assignment  3
Submission:
Electronic copy, via Blackboard with in-built Turnitin report
Your submission should include:
a.  Cover page includes the course name, assignment name, your
name, student number, lecturer’s name, and word count (excluding
executive summary, table of contents, references and appendices)
b.  Executive Summary
c.  Table of contents
d.  Introduction (including purpose, scope, limitations and assumptions)
e.  Discussion (addressing CEO’s requirements)
f.  Conclusion
g.  List of References (at least 10 references that are not included in
the textbook are expected, within these outside-of-textbook
references minimum 5 academic refereed journal articles should be
listed)

ACCT2229  可持续发展管理会计 assignment 代写

Name protocol of your electronic copy:
Before submission, rename your file name follow naming protocol:
  your last name;
  your first name; and
  your student number.
For example: Butler Amy 1234567
Suggestions and expectations from the Course Coordinator:
Assignment One
Assignment One requires you to conduct independent research on issues
relating to sustainability and its relevance to a pastoral-related business in
Australia. To successfully complete this assignment, your readings should
start with, but not limited to, the Component One materials (Topics 1-3) of
the course. You need to search for materials that are outside of prescribed
texts, and it is expected that these materials should form the basis of your
assignment. While reading these materials, it is suggested that you apply
your learning from the readings to this case study (in particular, the four
questions that are asked by the CEO) – this will enhance the relevance of
your reading and writing.
In terms of your writing, quality (how well you communicate your work and
how well the arguments are formed) is more important than quantity (the
number of words written) – this is particularly important for business report
writing. The readers often are the senior managers in your business
organisation, they have limited time to read the report. That is, your
writing needs to be clear and straight to the point. Business reports are
used to assist in decision-making and your report is used to persuade the
readers to adopt your idea or a particular approach. To achieve this, you
will need to collect relevant information, identify problems and most
importantly, make suitable recommendations to solve these problems.
Your writing, in general, should always provide logical reasoning. You are
expected to demonstrate professionalism by presenting a high quality
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written document and adhere to the referencing style that is detailed in
the RMIT Business reference guide.
Particular expectations relating to each question:
1.  What is sustainability? Is the notion of sustainability relevant to
business and accounting? Justify your answer.
When defining sustainability and arguing the relevance of sustainability to
business and accounting, your answer is expected to go beyond course
materials – you are expected to draw from your research, and to explicitly
link the importance of sustainability in business and accounting practices.
You are expected to search for discussions from different parties (e.g.,
business leaders, international organisations, politicians, or various interest
groups) as well as academic journals. Your discussion also needs to consider
the changing and heightened social expectations on business operations. In
doing so, you also need to discuss the relationships between accounting,
accountability and sustainability.
2.  Is the notion of sustainability relevant to pastoral industry in which
Paraway operates? Justify your answer.
In this part, you are expected to link sustainability to the pastoral industry.
This involves researching, identifying and analysing sustainability issues in
the industry at the world level and in Australia, the expectations (in
general) from the stakeholders, and the competitors of Paraway. You will
need to look for evidence of what other business entities are doing as they
pertain to sustainability (e.g., which competitors are currently adopting a
particular framework and practice or producing sustainability reports).
Particular industry initiatives or frameworks need to be addressed.
3.  Is the notion of sustainability relevant to Paraway? Justify your
answer.
In this part, you are expected to explicitly link sustainability to Paraway.
This involves researching and analysing the current market position and
sustainable practices of Paraway, particular issues that Paraway is facing,
as well as the expectations from its stakeholders. You will need to analyse
the strength as well as future opportunities or improvements for your
entity.
4.  If sustainability is relevant to Paraway, how might Paraway
embrace  sustainability  in  its  operations?  Justify  your
recommendations.
Your discussion is expected to be based on your work on the previous three
questions. Your recommendations should be specific. Avoid offering
recommendations that are too general (e.g., ‘Paraway should embrace
sustainability practices’ without further detail), less relevant to Paraway,
or not realistic to implement.
Read carefully the marking rubric (next page), and understand how your
work will be assessed.
Accounting for Sustainable Management – Assignment  5
Assignment One Marking Rubric (30%)
Scoring level  The depth and quality of the research
undertaken by you
The application of the research to the task  The ability to synthesise information into a coherent
and engaging report
The ability to correctly acknowledge sources
using the Harvard Referencing system
Score
  8 marks  8 marks  8 marks  6 marks
4‐
Accomplished
High
Distinction
 Materials referred to are relevant and
 References are drawn from a wide variety
sources and
 References support the arguments
presented and
 Research is current and from a reliable
source
(7‐8 marks)
 The report discussion clearly addresses
the issues raised in the task and
 The discussions are very relevant and
 The report clearly outlines the major
findings, the impacts of these findings,
and recommendations
(7‐8 marks)
 The report is professionally presented and
 All grammar and punctuation is correct and
 The report is written in an appropriate style and
 The report is highly engaging and easy to read and
 All sections of the report have been included and
correctly constructed        (7‐8 marks)
 You have used the RMIT Business
referencing guidelines to clearly and
accurately record all cited sources in the
report and
 You have provided a list of references which
is correctly formatted in the RMIT Business
referencing guidelines style
(5‐6 marks)
3‐ Highly
Competent
Distinction/
Credit
 Most of the materials referred to are
relevant
 References are drawn from a range of
sources
 References generally support the
arguments presented
 Research is mostly current and from a
reliable source                     (5‐6 marks)
 The report discussion addresses most of
the issues raised in the task
 The report is mostly relevant to the needs
of the client
 The report outlines the major findings of
the investigation and the impact of these
to the tasks
(5‐6 marks)
 The report is professionally presented
 The majority of the grammar and punctuation is
correct
 The report is written in an appropriate style and
 The report is engaging and fairly easy to read
 All sections of the report have been included and
correctly constructed           (5‐6 marks)
 You have used the RMIT Business
referencing guidelines to clearly and
accurately record all cited sources in the
report
 You have provided a list of references which
is correctly formatted but
 Some minor errors in the citations and/or
list of references
(3‐4 marks)
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2 – Satisfactory
Credit/Pass
 Some of the materials referred to are
relevant
 References are drawn from one or two
sources
 There is a lack of cohesion between the
references cited and the topic being
discussed
 Research is mostly current and from a
reliable source
  (3‐4 marks)
 The discussion addresses most of the
issues raised in the task but lacks some
clarity
 The report at times lacks relevance and/or
some of the conclusions drawn are
erroneous
 The report outlines the major findings, the
impacts and recommendations, but lacks
clarity in linking these to the tasks
(3‐4 marks)
 Improvement is needed in the presentation
 There are some errors in grammar and
punctuation
 The report is mostly written in a style appropriate
for the client
 The report is not engaging and/or is not easy to
read
 All sections of the report are included but there
are some errors in these sections
(3‐4 marks)
 You have used the RMIT Business
referencing guidelines to record cited
sources in the report but have made some
major errors in these citations and/or
 You have provided a list of references but
there are errors in the construction of this
list
(2‐3 marks)
1‐
Unsatisfactory
 There is a lack of evidence of relevant
research
 The research presented is too narrow
 The research presented does not
support the topic
(0 ‐ 2 marks)
 The report discussion fails to address most
of the issues raised in the task and the
discussion lacks clarity
 The report lacks relevance in the
discussion and/or most of the conclusions
drawn are erroneous
 The report does not outline the major
findings                               (0 ‐ 2 marks)
 Major improvements in the presentation of the
report is needed
 There are many errors in grammar and
punctuation which need correction
 The report style is inappropriate, the report is not
engaging and/or is not easy to read
 Not all sections of the report have been included
(0 ‐ 2 marks)
 You have not used the RMIT Business
referencing guidelines to record cited
sources in the report  and/or
 Not all sources are cited and/or
 No List of references or serious errors in the
construction of this list
(0 – 1 marks)
Total          /30
Accounting for Sustainable Management – Assignment  7
Assignment Two
Content requirements
Assume the CEO is satisfied with your report (Assignment One) and within
Assignment One you have recommended Paraway to produce sustainability
reports to external stakeholders. To follow up, the CEO asks you and your
colleagues in the accounting department to work as a group, completing a
second business report to address his following requirements.
1. Why should Paraway provide sustainability report?
2. To whom should these reports be addressed?
3. What information should be reported?
4. How should the information be reported?
Within the report, the CEO also asks your group to apply one theory into
your discussion to explain and justify your recommendations as to why, to
whom, what and how information should be reported.
Submission requirements
Submitted:
  A group of three or four students (this is a group assignment).
Individual assignments will not be accepted.
  As this is a group assignment submitted by one student
representative of a team, an Assignment Coversheet completed and
signed by all members of that team is required. RMIT Assignment
Coversheet is available on RMIT website.
Due Date:
By 11.59 pm, Sunday 30 April (late submission attracts 3 marks per day
deduction; late submissions after ten days will be awarded zero marks).
Word Limit:
Maximum 2,600 words (not including executive summary, table of contents,
references and appendices). Word count includes every word in the body of
text (from your Introduction section to the end of Conclusion section,
including figures, tables, headings, etc). Every 100 words above the word
limit attracts 0.5 marks deduction of available marks.
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Font size
12 for body text; 12 and/or above for headings; choose ‘justify’ to apply to
the whole document margins.
Weighting:
30%
Submission:
Electronic copy, via Blackboard with in-built Turnitin report.
Your submission should include:
a.  RMIT Assignment Coversheet completed and signed by all members
of your team. Add word count (excluding executive summary, table
of contents, references and appendices) information on the
coversheet
b.  Executive Summary
c.  Table of contents
d.  Introduction (including purpose, scope, limitations, and assumptions)
e.  Discussion (addressing the CEO’s requirements)
f.  Conclusion
g.  List of References (at least 10 references that are not included in
the textbook are expected, within these outside-of-textbook
references minimum 5 academic refereed journal articles should be
listed)
Name protocol of your electronic copy:
Before submission, rename your file name follow naming protocol:
•  the last names of each member;
For example: Butler Chan Smith
Suggestions  and  expectations  from  the  Course
Coordinator: Assignment Two
Assignment Two has a focus on external reporting and applying a
theoretical framework to sustainable management. To successfully
complete this assignment, your readings should start with, but not be
limited to, the Component Two materials (Topics 4-6) of the course. You
need to search for materials that are outside of prescribed texts and these
materials form the base of your assignment.
Your recommendations on the sustainability report are expected to be
supported by one theory (i.e. legitimacy theory, institutional theory, the
ethical branch of stakeholder theory, or the managerial branch of
stakeholder theory) that you have studied in Topic 4. To apply a theory
well, it is suggested that you explain the theory first. Applying more than
one theory is not recommended as you will need to justify why one theory
is not sufficient and explain the second theory well (this will take up your
word limit).
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The theory that you choose to apply should be explicitly applied to your
discussion on all of the four questions asked by the CEO. That is, the chosen
theory and the relevant concepts need to be explained by referring to
relevant literature from academic journals (addressing Q1); the chosen
theory will direct discussion in identifying the users of the report
(addressing Q2) and the associate expectations and information needs of
the users identified (addressing Q3); and, the adopting of a specific
reporting guideline need to be justified by the chosen theory (addressing
Q4). Please note that different theories will derive different answers of the
questions. The link between your theory and your answer (i.e., the way you
apply the chosen theory) to each question needs to be explicit and specific.
To demonstrate your problem-solving skills, it is strongly suggested that you
link your analysis and argument specifically to Paraway. Avoid being too
general. Using the findings from your Assignment One, identify specific
sustainability issues that Paraway is facing as well as providing
recommendations on how to report these issues. The most important skill
that you are expected to develop from this task is your reasoning skill and
application skill. That is, you are expected to justify your arguments in the
context of Paraway.
As this assignment is a group assignment it is suggested that you plan and
form a group early. Find out the way and times that suit your group
members to communicate with each other, clearly work out the group
member’s tasks and responsibilities. Although initially you might allocate
each member a different task to complete it is highly recommended that all
group members actively work together participating each task and working
out the best options for the whole assignment. Make sure that your group
leaves enough time for final shaping up of the assignment.
Read carefully the marking rubric (next page), and understand how your
work will be assessed.
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Assignment Two Marking Rubric (30%)
Scoring level  The depth and quality of the
research undertaken by you
The application of the research to the
task
The ability to apply appropriate
accounting theories to the
context of the task
The ability to synthesise information into a
coherent and engaging report
The ability to correctly acknowledge
sources using the Harvard Referencing
system
Score
6 marks  6 marks  8 marks  6 marks  4 marks
4-
Accomplished
High
Distinction
 Materials referred to are
relevant and
 References are drawn from a
wide variety sources and
 References support the
arguments presented and
 Research is current and from
a reliable source (4-6 marks)
 The report discussion clearly
addresses the issues raised in the task
and
 The discussions are very relevant
and
 The report clearly outlines the major
findings, the impacts of findings, and
recommendations (4-6 marks)
 You have managed to make
clear links between their
research and current
accounting theories and
 You have explained these
links with clarity and
applies these links to the
task (6-8 marks)
 The report is professionally presented and
 All grammar and punctuation is correct and
 The report is written in an appropriate style
and
 The report is highly engaging and easy to
read and
 All sections of the report have been included
and correctly constructed (4-6 marks)
 You have used the RMIT Business
referencing guidelines to clearly
and accurately record all cited
sources in the report and
 You have provided a list of
references which is correctly
formatted in the RMIT Business
referencing guidelines (3-4 marks)
3- Highly
Competent
Distinction/
Credit
 Most of the materials referred
to are relevant
 References are drawn from a
range of sources
 References generally support
the arguments presented
 Research is mostly current
and from a reliable source
(3-4 marks)
 The report discussion addresses
most of the issues raised in the task
 The report is mostly relevant to the
needs of the client
 The report outlines the major
findings of the investigation and
the impact of these to the tasks
(3-4 marks)
 You make links between
your research and current
accounting theories but at
times these links lack clarity
 You have mostly managed
to explain these links and
apply these links to the task
(4-6) marks)
 The report is professionally presented
 The majority of the grammar and
punctuation is correct
 The report is written in an appropriate style
and
 The report is engaging and fairly easy to read
 All sections of the report have been included
and correctly constructed (3-4 marks)
 You have used the RMIT Business
referencing guidelines to clearly and
accurately record all cited sources
 You have provided a list of
references which is correctly
formatted but
 Some minor errors in the citations
and/or list of references (2-3 marks)
2 –
Satisfactory
Credit/Pass
 Some of the materials
referred to are relevant
 References are drawn from
one or two sources
 There is a lack of cohesion
between the references cited
and the topic being discussed
 Research is mostly current
and from a reliable source (2-
3 marks)
 The discussion addresses most of
the issues raised in the task but
lacks some clarity
 The report at times lacks relevance
and/or some of the conclusions
drawn are erroneous
 The report outlines the major
findings, the impacts and
recommendations, but lacks clarity
in linking to the tasks (2-3 marks)
 While some attempts have
been made to link
accounting theories to your
discussion lack clarity
 You have not managed to
explain these links clearly
and apply these links to the
task (2-3.5 marks)
 Improvement is needed in the presentation
 There are some errors in grammar and
punctuation
 The report is mostly written in a style
appropriate for the client
 The report is not engaging and/or is not easy
to read
 All sections of the report are included but
there are some errors in these sections (2-3
marks)
 You have used the RMIT Business
referencing guidelines to record
cited sources in the report but have
made some major errors in these
citations and/or
 You have provided a list of
references but there are errors in
the construction of this list (1-2
marks)
1-
Unsatisfactory
(0-1 marks)
 There is a lack of evidence
of relevant research
 The research presented is
too narrow
 The research presented
does not support the
topic
 The report discussion fails to address
most of the issues raised in the task
and the discussion lacks clarity
 The report lacks relevance in the
discussion and/or most of the
conclusions drawn are erroneous
 The report does not outline the major
findings
 Little or no attempt has
been made to link
accounting theories to the
discussion and /or the links
made are incorrect
 You have not managed to
explain these links and apply
these links to the task
 Major improvements in the presentation of
the report is needed
 There are many errors in grammar and
punctuation which need correction
 The report style is inappropriate, the report
is not engaging and/or is not easy to read
 Not all sections of the report have been
included
 You have not used RMIT Business
referencing guidelines to record
cited sources in the report and/or
 Not all sources are cited and/or
 No List of references or serious
errors in the construction of this list
Total
/30
Accounting for Sustainable Management – Assignment  11
Assignment Three
Content requirements
Assuming the CEO is satisfied with both of your reports (Assignment One
and Two), you are now required to formulate a Sustainability Balanced
Scorecard (SBSC) to explicitly translate Paraway’s strategy into a set of
financial and non-financial performance measures, covering a range of
perspectives. You are asked to present and discuss a suitable SBSC, using a
business report format. In completing your business report, please address
the following questions:
1.  Briefly outline what a “strategic map” is and then develop a map for
Paraway? Please put a specific focus on its sustainability objectives
and motivate your objectives’ formulation concerning Paraway.
2.  From the strategic map, you should be able to provide a Sustainable
Balanced Scorecard to Paraway:
a.  Choose one of the three approaches to the development of a
Sustainable Balanced Scorecard (Topic 9) and explain your
choice with reference to Paraway.
b.  Once you have chosen the approach to the development of a
SBSC (point a), show your classification of the strategic
objectives (point 1) into the perspectives of your suggested
SBSC. Please justify your classification with specific
reference to the sustainability objectives.
c.  For each sustainability objective (b) identify one or more
suitable/reasonable indicators through which you would
advise to measure the fulfilment of the objective. Justify
your choice of indicator/s. That is, how do you know that the
chosen indicators can capture and measure the targeted
objectives?
3.  Identify and explain the eventual impact/s of the indicator/s you
have chosen with reference to the sustainability objectives of your
suggested SBSC onto the organisation’s decision making.
Within the report you should provide at least the following figures: a
strategic map for Paraway and a SBSC.
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Submission requirements
Submitted:
  A choice of individual assignment or group assignment (up to four
members in a group)
  If you choose to submit a group assignment, an Assignment
Coversheet completed and signed by all members of that team is
required. RMIT Assignment Coversheet is available on RMIT website.
Due Date:
By 11.59 pm, Sunday 28 May (late submission attracts 4 marks per day
deduction; late submissions after ten days will be awarded zero marks)
Word Limit:
Maximum 2,500 words (not including executive summary, table of contents,
references and appendices). Word count includes every word in the body of
text (from your Introduction section to the end of Conclusion section,
including figures, tables, headings, etc). Every 100 words above the word
limit attracts 0.5 marks deduction of available marks
Font size
12 for body text; 12 and/or above for headings; choose ‘justify’ to apply to
the whole document margins
Weighting:
40%
Submission:
Electronic copy, via Blackboard with in-built Turnitin report.
Your submission should include:
a.  For individual assignment: Cover page includes the course name,
assignment name, your name, student number, lecturer’s name, and
word count (excluding executive summary, table of contents,
references and appendices)
For group assignment: RMIT Assignment Coversheet completed and
signed by all members of your team. Add word count (excluding
executive summary, table of contents, references and appendices)
information on the coversheet
b.  Executive Summary
c.  Table of contents
d.  Introduction (including purpose, scope, limitations and assumptions)
e.  Discussion (addressing the CEO’s requirements)
f.  Conclusion
g.  List of References
Accounting for Sustainable Management – Assignment  13
Name protocol of your electronic copy:
Before submission, rename your file name follow naming protocol:
•  your last name;
•  your first name; and
•  your student number.
For example: Butler Amy 1234567
Suggestions  and  expectations  from  the  Course
Coordinator: Assignment Three
Assignment Three has a focus on a strategic tool of management
accounting: a Sustainable Balanced Scorecard (SBSC). To successfully
complete this assignment, your readings should start with, but not be
limited to, the Component Three materials (Topics 7, 8, and 9) of the
course. You also need to search for materials that are outside of prescribed
texts.
Your recommendations about the organisation’s Sustainable Balanced
Scorecard are expected to be directed by one approach that you have
learnt from Topic 9. To justify your approach, you are suggested to outline
the three approaches and emphasise (with an articulated and detailed
discussion) the one you recommended for the organisation.
Please remember that the discussion is not just theoretical as you must
stress the reasons why you think your SBSC approach is the most suitable to
Paraway.
Applying more than one approach is not recommended as you need to take
into account your word limit and your arguments in the business report
should be coherent with the approach you have chosen.
The approach that you recommend should be explicitly applied while
addressing the questions of the assignment.
Particular emphasis on the sustainability objectives and their measurement
(indicators) are expected to be discussed in the following points: 2 b, c and
3. There is not one best answer as you are required to apply your critical
thinking to the case study, therefore you should direct your attention to
ensure coherence to Paraway’s real-world situation in addressing those
assignment points and motivate your choices.
Areas  for  you  to  explore  should  include  sustainability
issues/priorities/focuses that are of strategic importance to Paraway, as
well as the sustainable achievements that Paraway is proud of. These are
expected to be considered in your strategic map and SBSC from the
organisation’s management perspective (not from a stakeholders’,
shareholders’ or other external parties’ perspective).
In terms of point 3, it is suggested that you consider the impact/s of your
choice of indicators for the sustainability objectives in the organisation’s
decision making processes. You are expected to consider any possible
positive and negative outcomes from the selection of your indicators (e.g.
changes on the production processes, costing system, organisational culture
and climate, social perception of the organisation, etc.). In this discussion,
you can follow the causal relationships that you were required to explicitly
elaborate on in the strategic map of the organisation, which (of course)
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would continue to inform your SBSC (independently from your chosen
development approach).
It should be pointed out that real world issues are often complex and there
is no definite right or wrong decisions. The most important skill that you
are expected to develop from this assignment is your reasoning skills and
application skills. That is, you are expected to justify your arguments
coherently with the approach you have chosen and the prompts of your
case study.
Read carefully the marking rubric (from the next page), and understand
how your work will be assessed.
Accounting for Sustainable Management – Assignment  15
Assignment Three Marking Rubric (40%)
Business Report Contents
(30 marks)
Unsatisfactory
Satisfactory –
Pass
Highly Competent
Credit/Distinction
Accomplished
High Distinction
Identification and Discussion of Main
Issues within the Project
(as outlined below)
Unclear or no identification of
the issue.
Discussion (justification) not
provided or not related to the
specific organisation.
No attempt at critical analysis.
Identification of the issue but only
limited discussion/explanation of the
issue.
Discussion sometimes too general or
too theoretical and/or not relevant to
issue.
Discussion is without adequate
reference to the theory and the case
prompts (where required).
Discussion not specifically related to
the organisation.
Very little attempt at critical analysis.
Identification and
discussion/explanation of the issue.
Discussion is referenced and mainly
relevant to the issue.
Discussion usually includes
adequate detail of the case prompts
(where required).
Discussion is usually specifically
related to the organisation.
Good attempt at critical analysis.
Clear identification and
discussion/explanation of the
issue.
Discussion is well referenced and
always relevant to the issue.
Discussion always includes
adequate detail of the case
prompts (where required).
Discussion is always specifically
related to the organisation.
Excellent attempt at critical
analysis.
1. What is the strategic map of The
Chief Executive? Explicitly identify
the strategic objectives (2 marks) of
The Chief Executive and their main
connections (1 marks). Please put a
specific focus on its sustainability
objectives and motivate (3 marks) your
objectives’ formulation with reference
to the case study prompts.
1. Total: 6 marks
2.a Choose one of the three
approaches (2 marks) to the
development of a Sustainable Balanced
Scorecard (Topic 9) and explain your
choice (4 marks) with reference to The
Chief Executive’s case.
2.a Total 6 marks
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2.b Once you have chosen the
approach to the development of a
SBSC (point a), show your
classification of the strategic
objectives (point 1) into the
perspectives of your suggested SBSC
(2 marks). Please justify (4 marks)
your classification with specific
reference to the sustainability
objectives.
2.b Total 6 marks
2.c For each sustainability objective (b)
identify one or more
suitable/reasonable indicators (2
marks) through which you would
advise to measure the fulfilment of the
objective. Justify (4 marks) your
choice of indicator/s.
2.c Total 6 marks
3. Identify (2 marks) and explain (4
marks) the eventual impact/s of the
indicator/s you have chosen with
reference to the sustainability
objectives of your suggested SBSC
onto the organisation’s decision
making.
3. Total: 6 marks
Accounting for Sustainable Management – Assignment  17
Business report presentation
style (10 marks)
Unsatisfactory
Satisfactory –
Pass
Highly Competent
Credit/Distinction
Accomplished
High Distinction
Business Report Presentation
(3 marks)
Key elements of the business report
are not provided (e.g. headings/
subheadings of the sections, table of
contents, introduction, etc.) and/or
presented with evident errors.
Overall presentation of the
document is not to a professional
standard.
All required elements of the
business report are present and
completed to a satisfactory
standard. Some attention to the
presentation is given, but is often
not well-executed.
All required elements of the
business report are present and
most are completed to a high
standard. Most, but not all of the
document is presented in a
professional-format, using
informative headings and sub –
headings
All required elements of the
business report are present and
completed to a high standard. The
document is presented in a
professional-format, using
informative headings and sub –
headings
Clarity of Communication
(3 marks)
Report has grammatical, spelling
and/ or typographical errors that
make it unsuitable for presentation
to client or superior.
Report has some grammatical,
spelling and/or typographical errors
that detract from the quality of the
communication but does not
prevent the ideas being effectively
communicated.
Report has a few grammatical,
spelling, typographical and/or
other communication errors. It is
almost at a standard that could be
presented to a superior in the
workforce or a client.
Report has NO grammatical,
spelling, typographical or other
communication errors.
It is at a standard that could be
presented to a superior in the
workforce or a client.
Referencing
(2 marks)
N/A
Very few/all sources not
acknowledged.
Most sources acknowledged with
reference details.
Sources acknowledged with full
reference details
Figures (at least strategic map and
SBSC, sustainability aspects)
(2 marks)
N/A
At least one figure is presented but
without correct referencing style
(e.g. title of the figure) and without
referencing to the figure/s within
the discussion
Both the required figures are
presented with correct referencing
style and with referencing into the
discussion. However, the figures
are just referenced and not fully
explained in the discussion.
Both the required figures are
presented with correct referencing
style and with a complete
explanation and use of them in the
discussion.

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