Case Study 代写 What is sustainability?

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  • Accounting for Sustainable Management
    Assessment –  and Assignments
    Case study
    The following information is provided by J.J. Richards and Sons Pty Ltd’s (J.J.
    Richards) website (https://www.jjrichards.com.au/about/history/):
    J.J. Richards and Sons Pty Ltd (J.J. Richards) was established by Joseph
    John Richards, who won his first refuse and sanitary kerbside collection
    contract in Murwillumbah Shire in 1932.
    The company has come a long way since those days and today the
    company has operations throughout Queensland, New South Wales,
    Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, South Australia, Western
    Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and New Zealand. J.J. Richards
    has a fleet of over 1,800 vehicles and employs over 2,200 people.
    J.J. Richard performs a variety of solid, hazardous and liquid waste
    collection services for over 110,000 commercial customers and
    performs 2.5 million domestic garbage, recycling, sanitary and green
    waste collections services per week under contract for 63 local
    authorities throughout Australia and New Zealand.
    The services provided by J.J. Richards today extend well beyond
    domestic kerbside and now includes an extensive range of commercial
    and domestic services providing customers with Total Waste
    Management Solutions for all of their waste issues.
    The company continues to be owned and managed by the family of the
    founder and has grown to be one of the largest privately owned waste
    management companies in Australia.
    Assume that you have been employed by the company as an accountant after
    graduating from RMIT University two months ago. After reviewing your CV and
    noticing that you have successfully completed several sustainability related
    courses during your study, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of J.J. Richards
    assigned three independent but related tasks to you. The three tasks are as
    follows.
    (Note: J.J. Richards is a real-life entity. All of your research, analysis,
    discussions and recommendations relating to this case study should be
    based on real world information and condition.)
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    Assignment One
    Content requirements
    The CEO has noticed an emerging and increasing trend of discussion about
    sustainability from businesses and some of J.J. Richards’ competitors are
    adopting sustainability frameworks and practices. The CEO feels that at the
    moment he does not know too much about sustainability and its relevance
    to business. He is also considering whether J.J. Richards should adopt
    sustainable frameworks and practices including producing sustainability
    reports to external stakeholders. He has asked you to conduct research and
    provide a formal business report to him, addressing the following questions.
    1. What is sustainability? Is the notion of sustainability relevant to business
    and accounting? Justify your answer.
    2. Is the notion of sustainability relevant to the waste and recycling
    industry in which J.J. Richards operates? Justify your answer.
    3. What are the specific sustainability issues that J.J. Richards is facing?
    Justify your answer.
    4. If sustainability is relevant to J.J. Richards, how might J.J. Richards
    embrace sustainability in its operations? Justify your recommendations.
    Submission requirements
    Submitted:
    Individually (this is an individual assignment)
    Due Date:
    By 11.59 pm, Sunday 12 August (late submission attracts 3 marks per day
    deduction; late submissions after ten days will be awarded zero marks)
    Word Limit:
    Maximum 2,600 words (not including executive summary, table of contents,
    references and appendices). Word count includes every word in the body of
    text (from your Introduction section to the end of the Conclusion section,
    including figures, tables, headings, etc). Every 100 words above the word
    limit attracts 0.5 marks deduction of available marks. For example, if the
    word count is 2,601, a deduction of 0.5 marks will apply. If the word count
    is 2,701, a deduction of 1 mark will apply.
    Font size
    12 for body text; 12 and above for headings; choose ‘justify’ to apply to the
    whole document margins.
    Weighting:
    30%
    Accounting for Sustainable Management - Assignment  3
    Submission:
    Electronic copy, via Canvas with in-built Turnitin report
    Your submission should include:
    a.  Cover page includes the course name, assignment name, your
    name, student number, lecturer’s name, and word count (excluding
    executive summary, table of contents, references and appendices)
    b.  Executive Summary
    c.  Table of contents
    d.  Introduction (including purpose, scope, limitations and assumptions)
    e.  Discussion (addressing CEO’s requirements)
    f.  Conclusion
    g.  List of References (at least 10 references that are not included in
    the textbook are expected, within these outside-of-textbook
    references minimum 5 academic refereed journal articles should be
    listed)
    Name protocol of your electronic copy:
    Before submission, rename your file name follow naming protocol:
    •  your last name;
    •  your first name; and
    •  your student number.
    For example: Butler Amy 1234567
    Suggestions and expectations from the Course Coordinator:
    Assignment One
    Assignment One requires you to conduct independent research on issues
    relating to sustainability and its relevance to a case company in Australia.
    To successfully complete this assignment, your readings should start with,
    but not limited to, the Component One materials (Topics 1-3) of the course.
    You need to search for materials that are outside of prescribed texts, and it
    is expected that these materials should form the basis of your assignment.
    While reading these materials, it is suggested that you apply your learning
    from the readings to this case study (in particular, the four questions that
    are asked by the CEO) – this will enhance the relevance of your reading and
    writing.
    In terms of your writing, quality (how well you communicate your work and
    how well the arguments are formed) is more important than quantity (the
    number of words written) – this is particularly important for business report
    writing. The readers often are the senior managers in your business
    organisation, they have limited time to read the report. That is, your
    writing needs to be clear and straight to the point. Business reports are
    used to assist in decision-making and your report is used to persuade the
    readers to adopt your idea or a particular approach. To achieve this, you
    will need to collect relevant information, identify problems and most
    importantly, make suitable recommendations to solve these problems.
    Your writing, in general, should always provide logical reasoning. You are
    expected to demonstrate professionalism by presenting a high quality
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    written document and adhere to the referencing style that is detailed in
    the RMIT Business reference guide.
    Particular expectations relating to each question:
    1.  What is sustainability? Is the notion of sustainability relevant to
    business and accounting? Justify your answer.
    When defining sustainability and arguing the relevance of sustainability to
    business and accounting, your answer is expected to go beyond course
    materials - you are expected to draw from your research, and to explicitly
    link the importance of sustainability in business and accounting practices.
    You are expected to search for discussions from different parties (e.g.,
    business leaders, international organisations, politicians, or various interest
    groups) as well as academic journals. Your discussion also needs to consider
    the changing and heightened social expectations on business operations. In
    doing so, you also need to discuss the relationships between accounting,
    accountability and sustainability.

    Case Study 代写 What is sustainability?
    2.  Is the notion of sustainability relevant to waste and recycling
    industry in which J.J. Richards operates? Justify your answer.
    In this part, you are expected to link sustainability to the waste and
    recycling industry. This involves researching, identifying and analysing
    sustainability issues in the industry at the world level and in Australia, the
    expectations (in general) from the stakeholders, and the competitors of J.J.
    Richards. You will need to look for evidence of what other business entities
    are doing as they pertain to sustainability (e.g., which competitors are
    currently adopting a particular framework and practice or producing
    sustainability reports). Particular industry initiatives or frameworks need to
    be addressed.
    3.  What are the specific sustainability issues that J.J. Richards is
    facing? Justify your answer.
    In this part, you are expected to explicitly link sustainability to J.J.
    Richards. This involves researching and analysing the current market
    position and sustainable practices of J.J. Richards, particular issues that
    J.J. Richards is facing, as well as the expectations from its stakeholders.
    You will need to analyse the strength as well as future opportunities or
    improvements for your entity.
    4.  If sustainability is relevant to J.J. Richards, how might J.J. Richards
    embrace  sustainability  in  its  operations?  Justify  your
    recommendations.
    This part is the most important and valuable work of your business report.
    Your work on the first three questions is designed to build a solid
    foundation of research and analysis that logically lead to this part in which
    you will demonstrate your problem-solving skills. The reason that the CEO
    commission this business report is to receive recommendations that
    convincing and useful to the company. Your recommendations should be
    specific and in-depth. Avoid offering recommendations that are too general
    (e.g., ‘the company should embrace sustainability practices’ without
    further detail), less relevant to the case company, or not realistic to
    implement.
    Read carefully the marking rubric (next page), and understand how your
    work will be assessed.
    Accounting for Sustainable Management - Assignment  5
    Assignment One Marking Rubric (30%)
    Scoring level  The depth and quality of the research
    undertaken by you
    The application of the research to the task  The ability to synthesise information into a coherent
    and engaging report
    The ability to correctly acknowledge sources
    using the Harvard Referencing system
    Score
    8 marks  8 marks  8 marks  6 marks 
    4-
    Accomplished
    High
    Distinction
    • Materials referred to are relevant and
    • References are drawn from a wide variety
    sources and
    • References support the arguments
    presented and
    • Research is current and from a reliable
    source
    (7-8 marks)
    • The report discussion clearly addresses
    the issues raised in the task and
    • The discussions are very relevant and
    • The report clearly outlines the major
    findings, the impacts of these findings,
    and recommendations
    (7-8 marks)
    • The report is professionally presented and
    • All grammar and punctuation is correct and
    • The report is written in an appropriate style and
    • The report is highly engaging and easy to read and
    • All sections of the report have been included and
    correctly constructed (7-8 marks)
    • You have used the RMIT Business
    referencing guidelines to clearly and
    accurately record all cited sources in the
    report and
    • You have provided a list of references which
    is correctly formatted in the RMIT Business
    referencing guidelines style
    (5-6 marks)
    3- Highly
    Competent
    Distinction/
    Credit
    • Most of the materials referred to are
    relevant
    • References are drawn from a range of
    sources
    • References generally support the
    arguments presented
    • Research is mostly current and from a
    reliable source (5-6 marks)
    • The report discussion addresses most of
    the issues raised in the task
    • The report is mostly relevant to the needs
    of the client
    • The report outlines the major findings of
    the investigation and the impact of these
    to the tasks
    (5-6 marks)
    • The report is professionally presented
    • The majority of the grammar and punctuation is
    correct
    • The report is written in an appropriate style and
    • The report is engaging and fairly easy to read
    • All sections of the report have been included and
    correctly constructed (5-6 marks)
    • You have used the RMIT Business
    referencing guidelines to clearly and
    accurately record all cited sources in the
    report
    • You have provided a list of references which
    is correctly formatted but
    • Some minor errors in the citations and/or
    list of references
    (3-4 marks)
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    Case Study 代写 What is sustainability?