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A350A0560 Sustainability Reporting and Communication, 6 cr 
Code A350A0560  Validity 01.08.2018 -
Name Sustainability Reporting and Communication  Abbreviation Sustainability 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
ClassCourse   
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Business and Management 

Teachers
Name
Laura Albareda 
Päivi Maijanen-Kyläheiko 

Description by Study Guide
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Sustainability reporting and communication -course is an online course for individual learning. The study periods are: 1-2, 3-4 and summer. Students will proceed individually through the course. In the course, the priority is given for Master's students of MSIS and Accounting and students of Sustainability minor.

Only for Master's level students.

 
Year 

M.Sc. (Econ & Bus. Adm.) 1-2

 
Period 

1-2, 3-4, summer

 
Teaching Language 

English

 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Associate Professor, Ph.D. Laura Albareda
Post-Doctoral Researcher, D.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) Päivi Maijanen-Kyläheiko

 
Aims 

By the end of the course, students will be able

 - to define sustainability reporting and the main objectives for companies to report, fundamental concepts and the main dimensions and guiding principles
- to prepare and write a sustainability report chapter
- to identify and analyze alternative ways to communicate sustainability as part of the business strategy

 
Contents 

Main content is connected to course aims:
1.1 Understand main differences between financial, sustainability and integrated reporting

1.2.Learn sustainability reporting tools

1.3. Understand how to set up a materiality assessment for sustainability an integrated reporting.

2.1. Learn how to write a sustainability report

2.2. Compare and evaluate integrated reporting

3. Learn and analyze alternatives ways to communicate sustainability and understand the strategic value of sustainability communication

 
Teaching Methods 

Independent learning based on the course materials, concept maps, videos with short lectures, power point or digital presentations, case studies, stimulating questions, (50 h)
- Online tests and assignments (40h)
- Preparing a sustainability report and a case analysis (70 h)

Total workload 160 hours.

 
Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 

No

 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 

Yes

 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 

No

 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Assessment on the scale 0-5

1. Essays, analyses and multiple choice test 30%

2. Preparing a sustainability report 40%

3. Case analysis related to sustainability communication 30%

 
Course Materials 

Books, research articles and other material will be published in Moodle.

 
Prerequisites 

B.Sc level studies.

 
Limitation for students? (Yes, number, priorities/Leave empty) 

The course is available for Master's students of MSIS and Accounting and students of Sustainability minor.

 
Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 

No

 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 

No

 


Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Timing
  Sustainability Reporting and Communication  COURSE  Laura Albareda,
Päivi Maijanen-Kyläheiko 
07.01.20 -17.04.20 -
Register Sustainability Reporting and Communication  COURSE  Laura Albareda,
Päivi Maijanen-Kyläheiko 
01.06.20 -21.08.20 -

Upcoming exams
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