Course Title: Sustainability Reporting, Accountability and Socially Responsible Entities

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Sustainability Reporting, Accountability and Socially Responsible Entities

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Course Title Amendment:

2024 Sustainability Reporting, Accountability and Socially Responsible Entities

2023 Sustainability Reporting, Accounting and Socially Responsible Entities


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


665H Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain


Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024


RMIT University Vietnam


665H Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain


Viet1 2024


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


665H Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain


Viet1 2024

Course Coordinator: Dr Tehmina Khan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5704

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides you with an understanding of the evolving focus on organisational performance as a socially responsible entity and new ways to undertake sustainability reporting and accountability and sustainability supporting value-creation. In taking a sustainability reporting and accountability approach to evolving value-chains and business models, you will examine weaknesses and potential improvements for sustainability through value creation, in value chains, in business models and through policy. Importantly, after completing this course you will be able to understand how various Sustainability Reporting frameworks serve a critical role in this new global era of socially responsible, sustainability supporting, global and local entities.  

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

CLO1: Interpret how the evolving focus on socially responsible organisations demands accountability, value creation and consideration of multiple external and internal organisational factors, beyond wealth creation.

CLO2: Compare conventional business models with socially responsible business models and critique their effectiveness in supporting sustainability-related value creation initiatives in global commodity chains.

CLO3: Critique the concept of value chain in the context of a socially responsible business entity.

CLO4: Evaluate the concepts (including policy) that underpin the different types of sustainability reporting frameworks in justifying suitable recommendations.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various learning activities. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies/Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study spaces. You have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases.

Computers and printers are available at every Library. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Contact: Ask the Library for assistance and information on Library resources and services: Study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills.  Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment task 1: 10%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3 and 4

Assessment Task 2: 50%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1 and 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.