Company Accounting (Acct3004) Semester 2, 2022
Your video presentation must include the following as a minimum, however use your creativity as to how and when these points are covered:
a. State your topic & companies that you have selected
b. Outline the structure of your talk & who will do what
2. Elements that relate to CSR
a. Discuss the elements that are essential to CSR
b. Refer to your references
3. Application of the elements
a. Apply what you have discussed to each of the companies you selected
b. Do the comparisons between the companies
c. Discuss the similarities and the differences
4. Conclusion & opinion
a. Sum up the key points of your talk
b. What is your conclusion
c. Give your opinion
d. Say “goodbye”
· Be selective – you chose what is important and how you compare your companies
· Look at the marking guide – addressing your topic is only part of the marks
Sustainability or CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) reporting involves companies and organisations demonstrating their corporate responsibility through measuring and publicly reporting on their economic, social and environmental performance and impacts. It can be delivered through the company’s annual report, a stand-alone sustainability report, a triple bottom line report or an environmental or social impact report.
Students are to select THREE companies (Two companies if you are doing the assignment by yourself) from the Top 200 companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Students should review the most recent annual reports along with the disclosure on the company website and any supplementary reports, including reliably sourced information in the media and rank the companies in terms of their sustainability (CSR) reporting. Students should also make a decision as to which company has demonstrated the better CSR reporting of its activities, based on the disclosures and fully justify the decision with examples and comparisons.
Students should consider what constitutes Good CSR reporting and whether the companies have disclosed enough information (Voluntary and Mandatory information) to allow them to be compared and ranked. In addition students should consider the company size, political visibility, and image of the company and how this may influence CSR related disclosures.
Note: Under no circumstances are companies to be contacted direct by students.