MGT582 Managing Sustainability Effectively (8)

Ever greater numbers of Boards of Management and CEOs are grappling with a notion of sustainability and attempting to define precisely what it means for their business. The primary aim of this subject is to capture this transition and define what businesses are doing to adopt a more sustainable approach.

This subject aims to examine the notion of sustainability and the need to adopt a sustainable approach towards business management. By exploring a number of case studies, this subject will demonstrate how individual businesses are attempting to align their activities to address global sustainability challenges such as climate change and carbon reduction, energy and water scarcity and poverty reduction. The subject will also consider the impacts of global trends on sustainability such as globalisation, outsourcing and virtualisation. Finally, the subject will look at global sustainability standards and measures.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Postgraduate students only. Not available to students who have completed RMMN5854.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse the concept of sustainability and examine its relevance to business;
  • be able to describe how sustainability shapes business activities in the workplace, marketplace, environment and community;
  • be able to analyse the impact of globalisation, outsourcing and virtualisation on managing sustainability;
  • be able to analyse and evaluate how business is able to manage production inputs and outputs more efficiently;
  • be able to articulate how corporate responsibility and ethics can support corporate sustainability efforts; and
  • be able to identify and interpret global standards and measures that evaluate and communicate a company's sustainability efforts.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Sustainability and sustainable development
  • The context and models of sustainability
  • A framework for sustainability - Workplace, marketplace, environment and community
  • Impact of globalisation, outsourcing and virtualisation on the enterprise
  • Sustainable and efficient resource management
  • Corporate responsibility and ethics
  • Sustainability standards, benchmarks and measures


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.