Business and Social Impacts


The key challenge businesses now face is how to integrate social impact into the way they work. In this subject we explore how we can make a difference through creating businesses whose mission is dedicated to realising positive social and environmental change. We first interrogate the relationship between a company’s mission, its operations and the resultant impact on society and the environment from multiple perspectives including accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, Indigenous and global perspectives. Students then examine the challenges and opportunities in harnessing the power of the markets to create both economic and social value. The resultant outcome is that students will develop their own mission through purpose-learning tasks which support their agency as future business leaders to build a stronger and fairer society.