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ENV4371 - Stakeholder engagement & corporate environmental sustainability

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Wendy Stubbs


Not offered in 2009


This unit extends upon the core MCESM units to provide students with tools to identify and engage stakeholders for successful social, environmental and economic outcomes; evaluate the dimension and types of stakeholder relationships; what drives stakeholders and what strategies are used to influence organisations' operations. It debates what organisations' responsibilities are to stakeholders and how to engage them in effective stakeholder dialogue to mitigate environmental, social and economic risks. The unit provides the intellectual tools required to relate theoretical concepts to the daily implications of engaging stakeholders in organisational decision-making, for sustainable outcomes.


Effective stakeholder engagement is a critical success factor for corporate, social and environmental sustainability. The objective of this unit is to provide students the tools to identify and effectively engage stakeholders to mitigate environmental and social risks and negotiate successful social, environmental and economic outcomes.
Students successfully completing this unit will be expected to demonstrate:

  1. Understanding of why effective stakeholder engagement is critical in driving CSR and CS agendas in organisations
  2. Understanding of organisation-stakeholder relationships and how they impact organisational performance
  3. Stakeholder dialogue techniques for effective communication and engagement with stakeholder groups
  4. Understanding of strategies and tools for effective stakeholder engagement.


Assignment (2000 words): 30%
Class presentation/simulation: 20%
Group assignment (5000 words): 50%.

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar per week

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