8005CGOV Corporate Governance
Completing Learning Activities in Modules 4, 5 and 6 will help you develop your responses to the second assessment This assessment has two parts: based on a company of your choice, you will first discuss key areas of corporate social responsibility (CSR); then, you will evaluate corporate risk in relation to your selected company. Tasks Select a company (it can be the same company you used in the first assessment) and suppose you are one of its independent non-executive directors. Address the following assessment questions based on the disclosed governance information and relevant governance concepts and theories.
Part A. Corporate Social Responsibility : Discuss the long-term goal of the selected company and the extent to which it should be accountable for stakeholders’ interests. What is the role of the board of directors in facilitating CSR? Critically discuss how CSR activities will affect your company’s short-term and long-term performance.
Part B. Corporate Risk Management: Review and discuss your selected company’s current risk framework, including a discussion of the board committee responsible for risk management. Identify at least eight risks for your chosen company using any method we learned in Module 4. Include two risks resulting from the malfunctioning board. Assess and evaluate the recognised risks by their impact and probability (allocating a level from 1 to 5) and use the tool provided in Activity 4.2: Risk recognition, evaluation and mapping to map the risks into a risk matrix. Finally, discuss appropriate risk mitigation policies for the selected risks. Based on your findings in Part A and Part B above, summarise the key implications and recommendations. Requirements Define critical terminology at the beginning of each section. In each section, discuss relevant corporate governance principles & theories. You are required to use at least six (6) academic references for this report (in addition to the reference for the disclosed corporate governance information such as annual reports). Your references should be from credible sources such as books, industry-related journals, magazines, or academic journal articles. Your grade will be adversely affected if your assignment contains no/poor citations and/or reference list and if your assignment word length is beyond the allowed tolerance level (see Assessment Policy available on AIB website).? Useful resources Prescribed textbook and learning materials and readings from Modules 4–7. Disclosed governance information source: annual reports (Australian companies), proxy statement (US companies), management proxy circular (Canadian companies), company website or any other company statements. Format The report format should follow AIB Style GuideOpen this document with ReadSpeaker docReader (i.e., cover page including your name and a student id, title and word count of the report, executive summary, table of contents, body, list of references, and appendix if needed). Please use the AIB Report Template to format your report, or use the AIB-preferred Microsoft Word settings (see page 34 of the AIB Style Guide). Use author-date style referencing (which includes in-text citations and a reference list) Grading criteria and feedback Your assessment will be marked according to the following grading criteria:
Criterion 1 Theories Understanding of relevant corporate governance concepts, principles and theor
Criterion 2 CSR evaluation Critically evaluate the selected board in terms of stakeholders’ interests, corporate social responsibility, and their potential impacts on the short-term and long-term financial performance of the company.
Criterion 3 Risk assessment Critically evaluate the risk framework of the selected board; evaluate at least eight risks (including two risks resulting from malfunctioning board) and discuss appropriate mitigation policies at board-level.
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