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ACCT604-Managerial Accounting
Assessment Task 2: Semester 2, 2018
Type of assignment: Individual assignment
Marks: 25%
Due Date: 14th October 2018, 11pm (no extensions will be granted on this assignment)
Method of submission: You must submit this assignment via Turnitin (Please select your relevant campus in the Turnitin submission tab).
Length and/or format: Maximum 2,500 words (excluding appendices and references).
Referencing Style: You must use Harvard author-date referencing system.
Format: 12 font, Times New Roman margins of 2.5 cm.
Assignment Requirements:
Please read the two sustainability reports mentioned in any ONE option.
OPTION 1: AGL and Origin Energy
AGL Sustainability Report 2017 http://agl2017.reportonline.com.au/sites/agl2017.reportonline.com.au/files/sustainability_report_full_report_0.pdf
Origin Energy Sustainability Report 2017
https://www.originenergy.com.au/content/dam/origin/about/investors-media/annual%20review%202017/FY2017%20Sustainability%20Report.pdf
OPTION 2: NAB and Commonwealth Bank
National Australia Bank Sustainability Report 2017
https://www.nab.com.au/content/dam/nabrwd/documents/reports/corporate/sustainability-report-2017.pdf
Commonwealth Bank of Australia Corporate Responsibility Report 2017
https://www.commbank.com.au/content/dam/commbank/about-us/shareholders/pdfs/corporate-responsibility/2017/2017-corporate-responsibility-report.pdf
OPTION 3: Deakin University and RMIT University
Deakin University Sustainability Report 2017
http://www.deakin.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/1352832/deakin_2017_sustainability_report_and_outlook.pdf
RMIT University Sustainability Annual Report 2017
https://www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-values/sustainability/sustainability-annual-report
After reading the two sustainability reports, compare the two sustainability reports. (Note: please use the given template)

Sustainability reporting: Comparing two sustainability reports
Item Discussion topics Company A: Sustainability report Company B:
Sustainability report
1 Sustainability strategy, objectives or principles (5 marks)
2 The stated reasons for adopting sustainability approach (5 marks)
3 Effectiveness of reporting on key stakeholders, interests and engagement approaches (6 marks)
4 A commentary on areas of strong sustainability performance of the company (12 marks)
5 A commentary on areas of weak sustainability performance of the company (12 marks)
6 Utilization of established reporting frameworks (Eg: GRI) (4 marks)
7 External assurance, awards, sustainability ratings and other forms of recognition (3 marks)
8 Layout, appearance, readability and length of the report (3 marks)


APPENDIX 2 Rubric - Assessment Task 2: 25%
CRITERIA Standards
High distinction Distinction Credit Pass Fail
Adherence to Assignment Completely addresses the concepts, theories and material issues covered in unit and called for in the assignment instructions and is supported by text and/or other literature. Substantially addresses issues covered in unit and called for in the assignment instructions and is supported by text and/or other literature. Addresses some of the issues covered in unit and called for in the assignment instructions. Does not address the relevant issues posed by the assignment. Major discussion points mentioned in the assignment have not been met.
Quality of Presented Content Best and most applicable points are presented while unnecessary content is left out. Important points are presented while unnecessary content is left out. Some important points are addressed, but not fully covered. Fail to make any important points and analyze the material presented in the unit and assignment. Applicable points are not presented, and report is full of unnecessary content.
Interpretation and Application Demonstrates critical thinking about the topic and the student’s own impressions and interpretations. The report is not merely presented but is interpreted and applied to overall discussion topics. Demonstrates critical thinking about the topic and the student’s own impressions and interpretations. The report is presented, could be better interpreted and applied to overall discussion topics. Report lacks some critical thinking about the topic and the student’s own impressions and interpretations. The report could be better interpreted and applied to overall discussion topics. Report lacks critical thinking about the topic and the student’s own impressions and interpretations. The report is not interpreted and applied to overall discussion topics. No critical thinking about the topic and the student’s own impressions and interpretations. The report is not interpreted and applied to overall discussion topics.
Presentation Proper citing of references and Harvard Style, no editing or revision required. Proper sentence structure, punctuation, and spelling, no editing or revision required. Professional, some light editing may be useful. Follows Harvard style with few errors. Few or no errors but sentence structure could be improved. Revision Suggested. Follows Harvard style about 50% of the time. Overlooked errors in sentence structure, punctuation, and spelling. Revision Required. Follows Harvard style less than 50% of the time. Overlooked several errors in spelling, punctuation, and/or sentence structure showing carelessness Revision Required. Does not follow Harvard style. Many errors in both mechanics and sentence structure; extremely poorly written.

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