Accounting theory–the Global Reporting Initiative–GRI

Accounting theory–the Global Reporting Initiative–GRI

ACCT20074 Assessment Item 3
Environmental and sustainability reporting is now a major issue around the world. There are even global guidelines for sustainability reporting (the Global Reporting Initiative–GRI). However, there is considerable variation in the uptake and implementation of sustainability reporting.
Required
Part A (20 marks)
You are to report on the efforts of the GRI to standardise sustainability reporting around the world. You should define what sustainability reporting is, what the GRI is doing, and how successful they have been so far.
Part B (30 marks)
Investigate and report on the efforts and current status of sustainability reporting in one of the following countries:
• China
• India
• Bangladesh.
Your report should include articles from the academic literature, as well as commentary from:
• Web sites
• Newspapers
• Regulators.
Provide your report in the form of a simple business report, which has:
• Executive summary
• Introduction
• Literature review & Discussion
• Conclusion
• References.
You must reference your sources using the Harvard method.
The 5,000 word limit applies to the literature review & discussion component of your report only.

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