Case Study Report

Assessment 1 guidelines (as in the unit plan information-content). 

1. Assessment One: Case Study Report (55% of overall grade) – This assessment is to be completed individually

Research Topic:

Please prepare a research individual report of 3000 words (plus or minus 10%; i.e. no less than 2700 and no more than 3300 words, excluding references) on the following topic:

‘Attention to the triple-bottom-line at the international level has gained in significance in the last decade, primarily owing to the awareness of governments, societies, and individuals of the need to be sustainable.’ 

Using the following case-scenario, complemented by a discussion and the inclusion of academic references, students will examine and describe the area of triple-bottom-line (TBL) among multinational enterprises, and demonstrate how these can develop their business strategy around a TBL philosophy. Using the proposed case-scenario, students will conclude by providing insights into the future of multinational enterprises with or without attention to triple-bottom-line related issues. For instance, students will discuss the implications of paying-not paying attention to the TBL dimension.

Case study scenario – Assessment 1 Y a e a b ine anal i h ne f he Big 4 acc n ing c m anie (e.g., Deloitte, EY,

KPMG and PWC). Your company has been retained by a potential investor to undertake a desktop due diligence review of the ESG performance of Resolute Mining Limited

(https://www.rml.com.au/about-us/), a mid-tier mining company with multiple operations in West Africa. 

The review is to be based on:

Publicly available company information (website, reports), Industry best practice guidance (e.g., reports, and Academic research (minimum of 20 academic references, including the textbook; see assessment 2 guidelines for more instructions). 

Your key deliverable is a qualitative assessment (3,000 words, see unit guide) of:

The degree of integration of the triple-bottom-line philosophy across the business, and The contribution of the triple-bottom-line philosophy to the overall value of the business. 

Of particular concern to the potential investor are:

a) The response of the company to global issues such as climate resilience and water and foodsecurity; b) The contribution of the company to the economic development of the countries where it operates and social risk management at the operating sites. 

For further details, please follow the instructions in the unit guide, and the marking guide (see below, and in the assessment 1 folder (Blackboard). 

Please note: A bare minimum of 20 academic references is required; no Wikipedia, no Investopedia, no blogs/related websites are to be included, only academic, government, and industry reports are to be used.

The assessment must include and strictly comply with the following structure:

Executive summary. Between 300-350 words.

Introduction. Between 250-300 words.Main Body, where the case-scenario is discussed in the context of multinational corporations. Between 800-1000 words.

Implications of point 3 above (i.e. answering the so what? question with regard to the findings; in essence, the consequences, impacts, ramifications of what was discussed in the main body). Between 800-1000 words.

Recommendations for managing multinational enterprises, answering the question: where do we go from here? Between 800-1000 words.

Reference List (references must be presented in alphabetical order).

The Executive Summary needs to be included. Students will be assessed on their ability to recognise, analyse, and discuss the key issues in the topic, as well as on your ability to appropriately use reference material to support their arguments. The quality of the sources of information they use, as well as their referencing skills, will be assessed.

Written assignments must use the Chicago Referencing System. Students are expected to use at least twenty (20) different sources (primarily journal articles) to support their arguments and discussion. The use of Wikipedia, Investopedia, the whole range of XYZ-pedias, blogs, and other websites is not allowed; if in doubt, students need to ask the lecturer before including any nonacademic or any non-government references in their assessment. The use of the required textbook is required. In case of citing this or other books, please indicate the exact page number(s) where the information was gathered. 

Online submisstion: The report must be submitted to Turnitin by the individual student and by the due date/time. There is no need to submit a hard copy of the assessment. The unit coordinator/lecturer will have access to students’ assessment in soft copy through the Blackboard system.

Feedback will be available through Blackboard under ‘My Grades’ in line with the detailed marking guide and/or rubric available on the blackboard. Students are encouraged to consult the rubric/marking guide allocated for this unit s assessments on Blackboard to be familiar with the expectations for Assessment 1.

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Important supporting materials for Assessment 1

Link to presentation (video recording) and delivered PPT presentation (softcopy) on CSR in

The presentation by Bill Turner, former Chairman of the Australia-Africa Minerals and Energy Group (AAMEG) provides a valuable background and insights into the existing challenges but also opportunities that can be seized by mining companies in making a positive impact in developing economies, including in regard to the triple-bottom-line ideology.

Please use the content of this presentation in your assessment 1.

https://echo360.org.au/media/e3ccc738-e9d1-4034-8d57-ce1db51dcf38/public

The proper reference should be:

Turner, B. (2019). Presentation of Bill Turner on operating in African nations. Experiences in the Democratic Republic of Congo. MGMT 6011 Lecture Presentation.

In addition, please refer to and use the AAMEG PDF file titled: A social aspects management handbook.

Reference: 

Budden, R. (2018). A social aspects management handbook. Australia-Africa Minerals and Energy Group (AAMEG). Perth: WA.

Please pay attention to the different components of the marking rubric-guide:

Assessment 1 guidelines (as in the unit plan information-content). 

1. Assessment One: Case Study Report (55% of overall grade) – This assessment is to be completed individually

Research Topic:

Please prepare a research individual report of 3000 words (plus or minus 10%; i.e. no less than 2700 and no more than 3300 words, excluding references) on the following topic:

‘Attention to the triple-bottom-line at the international level has gained in significance in the last decade, primarily owing to the awareness of governments, societies, and individuals of the need to be sustainable.’ 

Using the following case-scenario, complemented by a discussion and the inclusion of academic references, students will examine and describe the area of triple-bottom-line (TBL) among multinational enterprises, and demonstrate how these can develop their business strategy around a TBL philosophy. Using the proposed case-scenario, students will conclude by providing insights into the future of multinational enterprises with or without attention to triple-bottom-line related issues. For instance, students will discuss the implications of paying-not paying attention to the TBL dimension.

Case study scenario – Assessment 1 Y a e a b ine anal i h ne f he Big 4 acc n ing c m anie (e.g., Deloitte, EY,

KPMG and PWC). Your company has been retained by a potential investor to undertake a desktop due diligence review of the ESG performance of Resolute Mining Limited

(https://www.rml.com.au/about-us/), a mid-tier mining company with multiple operations in West Africa. 

The review is to be based on:

Publicly available company information (website, reports), Industry best practice guidance (e.g., reports, and Academic research (minimum of 20 academic references, including the textbook; see assessment 2 guidelines for more instructions). 

Your key deliverable is a qualitative assessment (3,000 words, see unit guide) of:

The degree of integration of the triple-bottom-line philosophy across the business, and The contribution of the triple-bottom-line philosophy to the overall value of the business. 

Of particular concern to the potential investor are:

a) The response of the company to global issues such as climate resilience and water and foodsecurity; b) The contribution of the company to the economic development of the countries where it operates and social risk management at the operating sites. 

For further details, please follow the instructions in the unit guide, and the marking guide (see below, and in the assessment 1 folder (Blackboard). 

Please note: A bare minimum of 20 academic references is required; no Wikipedia, no Investopedia, no blogs/related websites are to be included, only academic, government, and industry reports are to be used.

The assessment must include and strictly comply with the following structure:

Executive summary. Between 300-350 words.

Introduction. Between 250-300 words.Main Body, where the case-scenario is discussed in the context of multinational corporations. Between 800-1000 words.

Implications of point 3 above (i.e. answering the so what? question with regard to the findings; in essence, the consequences, impacts, ramifications of what was discussed in the main body). Between 800-1000 words.

Recommendations for managing multinational enterprises, answering the question: where do we go from here? Between 800-1000 words.

Reference List (references must be presented in alphabetical order).

The Executive Summary needs to be included. Students will be assessed on their ability to recognise, analyse, and discuss the key issues in the topic, as well as on your ability to appropriately use reference material to support their arguments. The quality of the sources of information they use, as well as their referencing skills, will be assessed.

Written assignments must use the Chicago Referencing System. Students are expected to use at least twenty (20) different sources (primarily journal articles) to support their arguments and discussion. The use of Wikipedia, Investopedia, the whole range of XYZ-pedias, blogs, and other websites is not allowed; if in doubt, students need to ask the lecturer before including any nonacademic or any non-government references in their assessment. The use of the required textbook is required. In case of citing this or other books, please indicate the exact page number(s) where the information was gathered. 

Online submisstion: The report must be submitted to Turnitin by the individual student and by the due date/time. There is no need to submit a hard copy of the assessment. The unit coordinator/lecturer will have access to students’ assessment in soft copy through the Blackboard system.

Feedback will be available through Blackboard under ‘My Grades’ in line with the detailed marking guide and/or rubric available on the blackboard. Students are encouraged to consult the rubric/marking guide allocated for this unit s assessments on Blackboard to be familiar with the expectations for Assessment 1.

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Important supporting materials for Assessment 1

Link to presentation (video recording) and delivered PPT presentation (softcopy) on CSR in

The presentation by Bill Turner, former Chairman of the Australia-Africa Minerals and Energy Group (AAMEG) provides a valuable background and insights into the existing challenges but also opportunities that can be seized by mining companies in making a positive impact in developing economies, including in regard to the triple-bottom-line ideology.

Please use the content of this presentation in your assessment 1.

https://echo360.org.au/media/e3ccc738-e9d1-4034-8d57-ce1db51dcf38/public

The proper reference should be:

Turner, B. (2019). Presentation of Bill Turner on operating in African nations. Experiences in the Democratic Republic of Congo. MGMT 6011 Lecture Presentation.

In addition, please refer to and use the AAMEG PDF file titled: A social aspects management handbook.

Reference: 

Budden, R. (2018). A social aspects management handbook. Australia-Africa Minerals and Energy Group (AAMEG). Perth: WA.

Please pay attention to the different components of the marking rubric-guide: