Green Business Assignment : 2016 Taking Business Forward

The learning outcomes that are assessed by this coursework are:
Assessment will build on the first two learning outcomes: Demonstrating:
1. A systematic, critical and comprehensive understanding of green business and the environmental challenge facing business.
2. A comprehensive understanding and sound judgement of the role of business in society.
Whilst specifically tackling the second two learning outcomes of the module. Successful completion of this coursework will demonstrate:
3. Originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in business and industrial sustainability.
4. Evidence of a range of advanced technical, academic and professional skills to evaluate and critically reflect on current trends in Green Business such as life-cycle analysis, green accounting and carbon trading.

Assignment : Taking business forward (Details of Assignment are below) :-
Where next for business?
– Critically assess the future for business and sustainability in the light of the VW scandal and the assertion by Wright and Nyberg (2015) that business, underpinned by capitalist models of growth, are on a course for self-destruction.
You are to follow a standard academic structure whereby you introduce the context of the VW scandal, critically review the concept of corporate environmentalism and reflect on the future of business




Recommend reading :-
Hillary, R., Ed. (2000). Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and the Environment. Sheffield, Greenleaf Publishing.
Useful websites:
Ekins, P., Hillman, M. and Hutchison, R. (1992) ‘Wealth beyond measure’ Gaia, London
Henriques, A. (2010) Corporate Impact: measuring and managing your social footprint Earthscan London
Hopwood, A., Unerman, J., and Fries, J. (ed) (2010) Accounting for Sustainability: practical insights Earthscan London
Unerman, J., Bebbington, J., and O’Dwyer, B. (2007) Sustainability Accounting and Accountability Routledge London
Wackernagel, M. and Rees, W. (1996) ‘Our ecological footprint: reducing human impact on the Earth’ New Society, BC
Wackernagel, M. and Rees, W. (1996) ‘Our ecological footprint: reducing human impact on the Earth’ New Society, BC
Charter, M. & Tischner, U. (eds.) (2001) Sustainable solutions: developing

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products and services for the future, Greenleaf.

Tidd, J. & Bessant, J. (2007) Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Wiley.

Grant, R. (2005) Contemporary Strategy Analysis, Blackwell.


How the work will be marked
you must demonstrate an authoritative insight, critical analysis or synthesis of ideas in your critical appraisal of the selected documents, demonstrate a very good level of presentation, citation and logical structure, and carefully and thoughtfully meet the assignment requirements as described in this document.