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LB5203 - Sustainable Enterprise

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

This subject examines contested meanings of sustainability; integrated models of sustainability (economic, environmental, social and cultural); the growth of the sustainability movement; measuring sustainability (metrics and management); sustainability as seen through the ecoadvantage model - that is how enterprises can build returns, reduce costs, limit risks and build reputations; international and cross-cultural perspectives on sustainability; how to change and foster good corporate sustainable practices and issues in the communication of sustainability.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand relationships between sustainability, government policies and enterprise strategies;
  • understand contemporary approaches to measuring and reporting the outcomes of enterprise sustainability strategies;
  • recognise and understand the linkages between sustainability, value creation, risk and effective use of global resources;
  • understand and critically evaluate sustainability and sustainable development concepts and issues.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original;
  • The ability to conceptualise problems;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems.
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Combinations:
BU5110

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 9, Block
Census Date 04-Oct-2012
Face to face teaching 04-Oct-2012 to 08-Oct-2012 (Thurs 4/10 and Fri 5/10 4pm-9pm, Sat 6/10 and Sun 7/10 9am-5pm, Mon 8/10 4pm-9pm; Plus 5hrs directed work by Lecturer)
Coordinator: Professor Philip Pearce
Lecturer: Professor Gianna Moscardo.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); literature/concept review-report on contemporary publications (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Professor Philip Pearce
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); literature/concept review report on contemporary publications (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 27, Block
Census Date 13-Dec-2012
Face to face teaching 01-Oct-2012 to 06-Jan-2013
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); literature/concept review report on contemporary publications (20%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor Philip Pearce
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); literature/concept review report on contemporary publications (20%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); literature/concept review report on contemporary publications (20%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: Professor Philip Pearce
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); literature/concept review report on contemporary publications (20%).

Townsville, Study Period 5, Block
Census Date 03-May-2012
Face to face teaching 04-May-2012 to 20-May-2012 (Fri 4/5 6pm-9pm, Sat 5/5 & Sun 6/5 9am-5pm AND Fri 18/5 6pm-9pm, Sat 19/5 & Sun 20/5 9am-5pm)
Coordinator: Professor Philip Pearce
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Professor David Low, Professor Peter Case, Professor Philip Pearce, Dr Alastair Birtles.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); literature/concept review report on contemporary publications (20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.