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MMH733 – Ethics for Managers
Trimester 2 2022
Assessment 2 – SDG Company Analysis
DUE DATE AND TIME:
PERCENTAGE OF FINAL GRADE:
10th September, 2022, 8 pm 40 %
3000 words (+/- 10%)
Learning Outcome Details
|Unit Learning Outcome (ULO)||Graduate Learning Outcome (GLO)|
|ULO 1: Analyse the ethically and politically charged nature of
managerial work arising from responsibilities towards diverse
|GL01: Discipline-specific knowledge
GL08: Global citizenship
|ULO 2: Propose and evaluate managerial responses to complex
ethical and sustainability issues.
|GL01: Discipline-specific knowledge
GL08: Global citizenship
|ULO 3: Develop a knowledge and capacity to manage in a
sustainable, socially responsible and ethical manner.
GL08: Global citizenship
Students who submit their work by the due date will receive their marks and feedback on
CloudDeakin within 15 working days (3 calendar weeks).
Description / Requirements
|Word limit:||3000 words|
|Formatting:||Report Format; 1.5 line spacing; 12-point font; Times New
Roman or Arial
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Sustainability analysis of a Mining Company
Identify a Mining company of your own choice and add it to the Assignment 2 Company Selection
area on Cloud Deakin (note that your choice must be different to those already listed).
Collect information about the positive and negative stakeholder impact of this company from
publicly available documents (e.g.: sustainability reports, company reports, ASX or ABS reports,
media coverage, and any other credible source). Identify the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
that are relevant to this company. You may consider using the following as a resource: SDG
Your report should address the following:
1. The major challenges, relating to the implementation of SDGs, facing the company. You are
expected to focus briefly on the following issues:
a. What are the current sustainability foci of the company?
b. Explain what factors are driving the company to manage sustainable development
c. Are SDGs currently being used by the company (implicitly or explicitly) in planning
2. What three (3) SDGs are most relevant to the company and why?
3. Propose and justify innovative, viable strategies for this company in order to meaningfully
contribute toward the three (3) SDGs. What would be appropriate targets and/or indicators
to evaluate these strategies?
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You must nominate your chosen company via the Assignment 2 Company Selection Area of the
MMH733 site on Cloud Deakin. The Company Selection Tool will be made available at the close of
the Assessment 1 submission date. Company choice is “first come, first served”, this means that if
another student has chosen the company before you, you must choose another company as the
basis of your assignment. Please also note that any attempt to circumvent this process (ie: by
using a slightly different nomenclature for the company) will result in your choice being deemed
“null and void” by the Unit Chair – it is your responsibility to review the list of previously chosen
companies prior to registering your choice.
Submission is online via Cloud Deakin
Submissions are required to be in MS Word (or compatible) format
You must keep a backup copy of every assignment you submit, until the marked assignment has
been returned to you. In the unlikely event that one of your assignments is misplaced, you will need
to submit your backup copy.
Any work you submit may be checked by electronic or other means for the purposes of detecting
collusion and/or plagiarism.
When you are required to submit an assignment through your CloudDeakin unit site, you will receive
an email to your Deakin email address confirming that it has been submitted. You should check that
you can see your assignment in the Submissions view of the Assignment dropbox folder after
upload, and check for, and keep, the email receipt for the submission.
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Assignment 2 Part A (and B) Template
Ensure a cover page is attached to the front of your report, showing unit
name, your name, date of submission, and your student ID number.
Abstract (approx. 200 words; not included in word count)
Type a short abstract that briefly describes the purpose of the project, and
what the main findings are.
(You may want to do the abstract once the assignment is done.)
Introduction (approx. 150 words)
This section must cover two main things:
(a) a brief introduction and background to the study
For the introduction and background, you must provide a brief introduction
to the reader about the assignment, its relevance and importance etc.
(b) the objectives of the study
You need to clearly state the key objectives of the assignment.
Body of the report (approx. 2700 words)
Address the key areas identified in the assignment task and discuss from the perspective of
business ethics (i.e.: you are expected to integrate your understanding of the content of the
course). You should allocate approximately equal weight to each of the areas specified (i.e.:
1(a, b & c), 2 and 3 = 750 – 850 words per question).
Conclusion (approx. 150 words)
Write a short concluding comment which reminds the reader what the main
purpose of the research was, how you went about addressing the
objectives of the study, what data you used and the main findings were.
Also write a short paragraph on the main limitations of your report…i.e. what
is/are the main weaknesses of the study which you would like to bring to the
attention of the readers.
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Include a list of relevant references in alphabetical order, using Harvard
Additional appendices are acceptable if relevant to the main report.
Submission of Report
Students are required to submit only an electronic copy of their report (in
MS Word) in the area provided on Cloud Deakin by 8 pm on the due date.
Use tables and diagrams where appropriate. All tables and diagrams must
be numbered, labelled and briefly explained in the text of your paper e.g.
“Table 2 shows the GDP growth of the main economies ….”
Use a 12-point font. (Times New Roman or Arial). The report should be 1.5
line spaced with an extra line space between each paragraph. Please use
page numbers and indicate at the end of your report the word count.
The word limit is 3000 words and will be strictly adhered to. A 10% penalty (from the available
marks) will apply for exceeding from this word limit.
The following sections are NOT included in the word count:
Cover Page; Abstract; References; and Appendices.
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Students are expected to prepare for the report by reading and citing a range of references.
These could include journal articles, books, newspaper articles, business reports, and
Extensions may be granted on the grounds of illness or special consideration (not foreseen
possibilities like travel time taken for work). If you need an extension please discuss this with
the unit chair as soon as possible. A medical certificate must accompany any extension
requests based on illness.
Assessment of the report
This report is worth 40% of your final grade. The rubric is available on CloudDeakin. You
should refer to these criteria when preparing your report.
Note that you are required to reference appropriately using the Harvard (In-text)
referencing format – not referencing your work will result in a substantial loss of
• Penalties for late submission: The following marking penalties will apply if you submit an
assessment task after the due date without an approved extension: 5% will be deducted from
available marks for each day up to five days, and work that is submitted more than five days
after the due date will not be marked. You will receive 0% for the task. ‘Day’ means working
day for paper submissions and calendar day for electronic submissions. The Unit Chair may
refuse to accept a late submission where it is unreasonable or impracticable to assess the task
after the due date.
• For more information about academic misconduct, special consideration, extensions, and
assessment feedback, please refer to the document Your rights and responsibilities as a
student in this Unit in the first folder next to the Unit Guide of the Resources area in the
CloudDeakin unit site.
• Building evidence of your experiences, skills and knowledge (Portfolio) – Building a portfolio
that evidences your skills, knowledge and experience will provide you with a valuable tool to
help you prepare for interviews and to showcase to potential employers. There are a number
of tools that you can use to build a portfolio. You are provided with cloud space through
OneDrive, or through the Portfolio tool in the Cloud Unit Site, but you can use any storage
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repository system that you like. Remember that a Portfolio is YOUR tool. You should be able
to store your assessment work, reflections, achievements and artefacts in YOUR Portfolio.
Once you have completed this assessment piece, add it to your personal Portfolio to use and
showcase your learning later, when applying for jobs, or further studies. Curate your work by
adding meaningful tags to your artefacts that describe what the artefact represents.