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Page 1 of 8BUGEN 5930 Business, Society and the PlanetAssessment Task 2 – Parts A & B – 2021Assessment DetailsThis task requires you to work both individually and as part of a group to consider the sustainability andCorporate Social Responsibility reporting and the stated values of two similar organisations and apply theGiving Voice to Values framework.There are two parts to this task: Part A – 20%Part B – 20%Individual Task – Assessment of Business Sustainability ReportingGroup Task – Application of the GVV framework – scenario development, script development and presentationPlease see below for the details of these Task Requirements.Part A – Assessment of Business Sustainability ReportingFor this component, you need to analyse and compare the values and approaches to sustainability/CSRreporting of two companies.In groups of 3-4 students, you are required to select two companies that produce CSR and/or sustainabilityreports and whose values are identified on their websites or in other company documents (that are publiclyavailable). You are required to consider and discuss the companies as a group, but must submit yourown responses to the questions as individuals.The two companies selected must be either: (a)(b)From different industries but in the same country; orFrom the same industry but different countries. By Week 5, you must provide (for your lecturer’s approval) the names of the companies you have selected toresearch, and the industry and country within which they operate. Please note: your lecturer will advise ofcompanies that are not suitable for this task and/or cannot be selected. You need to research each of yourcompanies to determine their company values, their approaches to social responsibility and their reporting oftheir sustainability performances and compare the approaches of the two companies.As a group, research each of your companies to determine their company values, their approaches to socialresponsibility and their reporting of their social performances.As an individual, you are required to consider and submit your own responses to the following questions : i.Identify and describe the two companies you have researched; their core business activities andthe countries and/or industries in which they operate. (15 marks)What differences are evident between the two companies in terms of the range of issues dealt within their social reports and the depth of coverage on specific issues? Please note – this questionii. CRICOS Provider No. 00103D | RTO Code 4909CRICOS Provider No. 00103D | RTO Code 4909 Page 2 of 8does not ask for a description or summary of the content of each company’s reports. Instead, youneed to analyse the types of information, the major themes, the presentation, formatting and toneof each report – and explain the ways in which the reports are similar to each other and the ways inwhich they are different. (15 marks)iii. Discuss which of the Sustainable Development Goals you believe are most relevant to thesecompanies, their industries and the countries in which they operate. Discuss the extent to whichthese SDGs were addressed, explicitly or implicitly, in the CSR/Sustainability reports of yourcompanies? (15 marks) iv.Based on your analyses of your companies’ sustainability/CSR reporting, identify in whichSustainability Phase/s (Dunphy, Griffiths & Benn) each of your companies sit. Explain your reasonsfor these assessments. (15 marks)Discuss the extent to which the social reports provided by these companies reflect their statedvalues. (15 marks)Briefly reflect on your group’s discussions of these companies. In what ways did the ideasv.vi. presented by your group confirm your own conclusions, influence your thinking and/or presentanother perspective to you? Please note: this question does not ask for a summary of what yourgroup decided or who said what. This requires reflection on how your thinking, understandings andperceptions developed through your engagement with your group. (15 marks)• A score (10 marks) will be allocated for presentation, written expression, spelling, grammar,punctuation and referencing.Referencing: You are required to follow the APA style of referencing for this task. There is no set number ofreferences required. It is recommended, however, that you independently seek out resources in addition tothose provided by the lecturer.1. Assessment Criteria:This assessment task will be marked out of 100 and is worth 20% of your total mark for the BUGEN 5930course. For further information on how this task will be assessed, please refer to the attached Assessment 2Part A – Marking Rubric.2. Task assessor: Lecturer3. Recommended time: Suggested time to devote to this task – 16 hours.4. Submission details:• Word Limit 1800-2000 words – (assignments exceeding the word limit may not be marked and maybe returned to the student for re-writing; assignments less than the required length will risk notcovering the topic adequately and may result in a fail). Do not include references or bibliography in theword count.• Due Date: The assignment is due by Sunday Week 8. Students are required to upload their assignmentas a Word doc or PDF via the Assessment Task 2 Part A Turnitin link on the course Moodle page.• You are required to upload your submission as a Word doc via the Turnitin link on the course Moodlepage.Feedback and return of work – Assessment Task 2 Part A submissions will be graded and returned tostudents electronically, including feedback comments from the assessor, via the task Turnitin link, on thecourse Moodle page. Referencing: You are required to follow the APA style of referencing for this task.CRICOS Provider No. 00103D | RTO Code 4909 Page 3 of 8There is no set number of references required. It is recommended, however, that you independently seek outresources in addition to those provided by the lecturer.5. Assessment Criteria:This assessment task will be marked out of 100 and is worth 20% of your total mark for the BUGEN 5930course. For further information on how this task will be assessed, please refer to the attached Assessment 2Part A – Marking Guide..6. Task assessor: Lecturer7. Recommended time: Suggested time to devote to this task – 16 hours.8. Submission details:• Word Limit 1800-2000 words – (assignments exceeding the word limit may not be marked and maybe returned to the student for re-writing; assignments less than the required length will risk notcovering the topic adequately and may result in a fail). Do not include references or bibliography in theword count.• Due Date: The assignment is due by Sunday Week 8. Students are required to upload their assignmentas a Word doc or PDF via the Assessment Task 2 Part A Turnitin link on the course Moodle page.• You are required to upload your submission as a Word doc via the Turnitin link on the course Moodlepage.9. Feedback and return of work – Assessment Task 2 Part A submissions will be graded and returned tostudents electronically, including feedback comments from the assessor, via the task Turnitin link, on thecourse Moodle page.Page 4 of 8BUGEN 5930 – Assessment Task 2 Part A Marking Guide NameResponses to questions%GradeQi – describe the two companies that have been researched. Responses should:• clearly identify and describe the two companies being researched• clearly describe the industries and countries in which these companies operate• Clearly describe any social reporting/performance issues that may be relevant forthese companies.15%Qii – What differences are evident between the two companies in terms of the range ofsocial, environmental and economic issues dealt with in their reports and the depth ofcoverage on specific issues? Responses should:• compare the style, content and presentation of the social reports provided by eachcompany• critically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the approaches to socialreporting evident in the reports• comment on the range of issues covered and the depth of the coverage15%Qiii – Discuss which of the Sustainable Development Goals you believe are most relevantto these companies, their industries and the countries in which they operate. Discuss theextent to which these SDGs were addressed, explicitly or implicitly, in theCSR/Sustainability reports of your companies:• Demonstrate critical thinking and analysis to identify key SDGs and explain whythese are particularly relevant to each company• Describe the extent to which these SDGs have been addressed (explicitly orimplicitly) and the effectiveness of this reporting15%Qiv – Based on your analyses of your companies’ sustainability/CSR reporting, identify inwhich Sustainability Phase/s (Dunphy, Griffiths & Benn) each of your companies sit.Explain your reasons for these assessments. Responses should:• Clearly identify and describe the Sustainability Phase in which each company bestfits• Provide accurate evidence and insightful reasons for your assessments15%Qv – Discuss the extent to which the social reports reflect the values of your selectedcompanies. Responses should:• Identify each company’s values (including their Mission Statement, Values,Business Principles etc.) as stated on their websites, reports or in other companydocumentation• Critically analyse each company’s social reports in terms of the extent to whichtheir stated values align (or do not align) with their approaches to socialresponsibility and sustainability (based on the evidence in the reports)15%Qvi – Briefly reflect on your groups’ discussions of these companies. In what ways did theideas presented by your group confirm your own conclusions or present anotherperspective to you? Responses should:• Reflect on the group discussions about the social reporting of the two companiesselected• Identify key points of agreement and disagreement with other group members• Discuss how the different perspectives provided by group members contributed toyour own consideration of the performance of these companies15%Presentation (expression, structure, referencing, organisation, timeliness, word count –not including and references etc.)10%Total100% CRICOS Provider No. 00103D | RTO Code 4909 Page 5 of 8 Comments: Part B – Application of the GVV FrameworkPart A – Assessment of Business Sustainability ReportingIn this group task you will work with the same group members as for Assessment 2 – Part A. This taskrequires your group to consider an ethical dilemma that emerges at a workplace of your choosing. Thisworkplace may be based on one of the companies analysed in Assessment 2 – Part A, another workplace orcompany with which you are familiar or a fictional workplace developed by your group. As a group, you arerequired to develop and submit:1. A fictional scenario that describes the emergence an ethical/moral dilemma for stakeholders ina workplace of your choosing;2. A script in which the central character in this scenario applies the Giving Voice to Valuesframework to the give voice to his/her values;3. A presentation of your script to the class as a role play.1. Scenario DevelopmentDevelop a fictional scenario that outlines the emergence of an ethical dilemma in a workplace of yourchoosing. This scenario should be written as a narrative piece of writing, similar in format and style tothe GVV/Babson scenarios. Your scenario should describe a possible workplace situation that illustratesthe emergence of this dilemma as a values conflict for one or more people. It should introduce the keystakeholders & characters, the key facts and the background information that has led to this issue.Please discuss your scenario/workplace/ethical dilemma with your lecturer to ensure it is suitable for thistask before you proceed with the development of your script.SCENARIO – 25 MARKS (800 WORDS)CRICOS Provider No. 00103D | RTO Code 4909 Page 6 of 8PLEASE NOTE: The scenario and script are not the same thing. The scenario introduces the key people,background and outlines the ethical dilemma. The scenario ends with the ethicaldilemma – that is, the central character identifies the dilemma but is not sure on what todo about it. The script starts with the ethical dilemma, demonstrates how the centralcharacter applies the GVV framework to address the ethical dilemma to achieve a moreethical outcome for the stakeholders.2. Script DevelopmentYour group is required to develop a script in which the central character in your scenario applies theGiving Voice to Values framework in response to the values conflict or ethical dilemma identified in yourscenario. Your script should include evidence that you have addressed the following questions:• What is the ethical dilemma/values conflict presented in your scenario?• Who are the stakeholders and what is at stake for the key parties (including thosewho disagree with you)?• What are the reasons and rationalizations your scenario’s central character needs toaddress or overcome to achieve a more ethical outcome?• Which of the GVV Levers could the central character use to counter the reasons andrationalisations, to influence those with whom he/she disagrees?• What is the central character’s most powerful and persuasive response to thereasons and rationalizations you need to address? To whom should the argumentsbe made? When and in what context?SCRIPT – 50 MARKS (1400 WORDS)3. Script Presentation to ClassYour group then needs to present this script to the class as a group role play. The presentation of thescript should be clear and enable the audience to engage with the issues. All group members must bemeaningfully included. Creativity and expression is encouraged.Groups are then required to nominate one group member to upload both the group’s Scenario and Scriptas a Word doc via the relevant Turnitin submission links on the course Moodle page. Please ensure thatthe names and student I.D. numbers of each group member is listed on the submission.Groups studying online or off-campus (and so unable to present their role play ‘live’) are required torecord the presentation of their role play using Microsoft Teams (or Adobe Connect, Facetime or anothersimilar online communication platform). Please note: the size of your video file will be too big toupload to Moodle. You need to save the video file to your OneDrive account (or another similarcloud-based storage location) and provide the link/address to this file with the submission of yourScenario and Script. Please ensure you have provided your lecturer/assessor with the accessapprovals necessary to access this file.Script Presentation to Class – 25 marks (7-10 min. in length)PLEASE NOTE – IMPORTANT:It is a requirement of this task that students commit to working collaboratively together to develop thethree components of this task, with an equal and even contribution from each group member. If, forwhatever reasons, a student is unable to provide the required commitment and/or contribution to theirgroup’s progress and completion of this task, the Lecturer may revise the composition of the group. ThisCRICOS Provider No. 00103D | RTO Code 4909 Page 7 of 8action may be taken at the discretion of the Lecturer, but should be taken prior to the presentation of theRole Play and submission of the written components of the task.Referencing: This is not a research task and so there is no set number of references required. However,if you do source ideas and/or text from other sources, these must be acknowledged as per the APA styleguidelines.4. Assessment Criteria:This assessment task will be marked out of 100 and is worth 20% of your total mark for the BUGEN 5930course.a. Scenario – 25% – 800 wordsb. Script – 50% – 1400 wordsc. Presentation – 25% – 7-10 mins.For further information on how this task will be assessed, please refer to the attached Assessment 2 PartB – Marking Rubric.5. Task assessor: Lecturer6. Recommended time: Suggested time to devote to this task – 16 hours.7. Submission details:• Word Limit 2000-2200 words – (assignments exceeding the word limit may not be marked andmay be returned to the student for re-writing; assignments less than the required length will risknot covering the topic adequately and may result in a fail). Do not include references orbibliography in the word count.• Due Date: The assignment is due in Week 11.• Each group is required to present their role play in the lecture/tutorial scheduled in Week 11.• Each group is required to upload their submission (Scenario and Script) as a Word doc viathe Assessment Task 2 Part B Turnitin link on the course Moodle page, by Sunday, Week 11.8. Feedback and return of work: Assessment Task 2 Part B submissions will be graded and returnedto students electronically, including feedback comments from the assessor, via the task Turnitin link,on the course Moodle page.Page 8 of 8Assessment Task 2 Part B – Marking Rubric GroupGroup membersCriteriaGradeDevelopment of scenario – 25 marksMarks1. Provides the reader with a clear description of the workplace, the main characters andstakeholders, the key facts and background information relevant to the ethicaldilemma.102. Clearly identifies the ethical dilemma and values conflict that has emerged for thecentral character.53. Clearly identifies the stakeholders and discusses what is at stake for them.54. Written as a narrative (similar in style to the Babson scenarios), which uses clearEnglish expression, spelling and grammar.5Total for Scenario/25Script for role play – 50 marks1. Clearly identifies and addresses the ethical dilemma/values conflict raised in thescenario.102. Identifies reasons and rationalizations that might be used to justify the questionablebusiness action/practice/issue at the centre of the ethical dilemma.103. The central character is able to effectively give voice to their values by effectively usingGVV ‘levers’ to present powerful and persuasive responses to counter the reasons andrationalizations.104. Demonstrates the most appropriate and most effective use of GVV’s ‘say what, towhom, when and how’ approach. i.e. speaks to the appropriate stakeholders, using arespectful and considered strategic approach, and provides thoughtful (and helpful)suggestions etc.105. Achieves a realistic outcome that demonstrates a nuanced understanding ofinterpersonal and professional communication and relationships, which avoids falsedichotomies, ultimatums, stand-offs and contrived resolutions.10Total for Script/50Script presentation – 25 marks1. Script dialogue was presented as a role play, which went beyond simply reading thescript. The script dialogue was delivered in an interesting and engaging way, whichchallenged the audience to engage thoughtfully with the issues presented.102. The delivery of the dialogue between the stakeholders reflected a suitable style andtone for the context of the scenes being presented, with the appropriate use ofinterpersonal communication, expression and non-verbal communication, to presentrealistic workplace relationships and communications.53. All group members were included and provided meaningful contributions to the roleplay. All performers could be easily seen and heard by the audience and were able torespond effectively to questions from the audience.54. Effective use of time, props and creativity.5Total – Role play presentation/25TOTAL – Assessment 2 Part B/100Comments:

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