Core Module Information
Module title: Ethics, Sustainability and Risk Management

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 10.00
ECTS credit value: 5

Module code: FIN11602
Module leader: Paul Langford
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accounting and Finance

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The module considers some of the wider societal and environmental risks affecting firms. Theoretical perspectives are considered, including The Social Contract and Stakeholder theories. Key risks are analysed such as climate change, resource depletion, stranded asset risk. The reporting of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues are considered and also the integration of ethical decision making within organisational structures.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically assess ethical approaches to business and risk management
LO2: Critique approaches to, and limitations of, Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting
LO3: Analyse firm risk in the context of broader sustainability considerations
LO4: Critically evaluate evidence of ethical practice in business and risk management

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 3, ONLINE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Paul Langford
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 10
Online Tutorial 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 85
Total Study Hours100
Expected Total Study Hours for Module100

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 LO1-LO4 13 , WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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