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Page 1 XXXXXXXXXXKaplan Business School Assessment Outline Assessment 3 InformationSubject Code: MBA402 Subject Name: Corporate Governance, Sustainability and Ethics Assessment Title: Case Study Assessment Type: Written report Presentation Length:2000 words (+/- 10%) Weighting: 40 % Total Marks: 40 Submission: Via MyKBS Due Date: Monday of Week 13Your Task You are required to write a report to a corporate board summarising your views on corporate governance, sustainability and risk management practices.Assessment Description • On Monday of Week 9 at 9 am, you will get access to a case study on MyKBS under the assessments tab. This document will have all the necessary case facts and the specific questions which you are required to answer for this assessment which is due to be submitted in week 13.• This assessment examines the following learning outcomes: LO1: Evaluate the success (or lack thereof) of an organisation's governance responsibilities. LO3: Analyse the legal and regulatory environment in Australia with a view to understanding its impact on business strategy. LO4: Analyse the role of the board in the assessment of strategy and risk, and the way in which this expertise can be better utilised. LO5: Analyse the sustainability initiatives practiced within organisations and determine their effectiveness in meeting corporate and ethical objectives. LO6: Apply corporate sustainability practices in a real‐world example and examine their appropriateness in a variety of contexts.Page 2 XXXXXXXXXXKaplan Business School Assessment Outline Assessment Instructions • You are required to prepare a report and submit it via Turnitin via MyKBS. • You should adhere to KBS’s referencing and Academic integrity requirements. • Please refer to the assessment marking guide to assist you in completing all the assessment criteria.Page 3 XXXXXXXXXXKaplan Business School Assessment Outline Important Study Information Academic Integrity Policy KBS values academic integrity. All students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Academic Integrity and Conduct Policy. • What is academic integrity and misconduct? • What are the penalties for academic misconduct? • What are the late penalties? • How can I appeal my grade? Click here for answers to these questions: http://www.kbs.edu.au/current-students/student-policies/. Word Limits for Written Assessments Submissions that exceed the word limit by more than 10% will cease to be marked from the point at which that limit is exceeded. Study Assistance Students may seek study assistance from their local Academic Learning Advisor or refer to the resources on the MyKBS Academic Success Centre page. Click here for this information. http://www.kbs.edu.au/current-students/student-policies/https://elearning.kbs.edu.au/course/view.php?id=1481Page 4 XXXXXXXXXXKaplan Business School Assessment Outline Assessment Marking Guide Criteria F (Fail) 0%-49% P (Pass) 50%- 64% CR (Credit) 65%-74% D (Distinction) 75% - 84% HD (High Distinction) 85%- 100% Marks Discussion of Corporate Governance Practices Poor/Insufficient discussion of corporate governance practices. Discussion is not supported by examples. Limited discussion of good corporate governance practices. Discussion is somewhat supported by examples. Satisfactory discussion of good corporate governance practices for a large private company that wants to transition into an ASX listed entity. Discussion is supported by examples. Good discussion of good corporate governance practices for a large private company that wants to transition into an ASX listed entity. Discussion is supported by examples and research. Outstanding discussion of good corporate governance practices for a large private company that wants to transition into an ASX listed entity. Discussion is supported by contemporary examples and research. /15 Discussion of a Sustainability Report Poor/insufficient discussion of the significance, benefits and challenges of producing a sustainability report. Discussion is not supported by examples. Limited discussion of the significance, benefits and challenges of producing a sustainability report. Discussion is somewhat supported by examples. Satisfactory discussion of the significance, benefits and challenges of producing a sustainability report. Discussion is supported by examples. Good discussion of the significance, benefits and challenges of producing a sustainability report, especially for a business within the logistics industry. Discussion is supported by examples and research. Outstanding discussion of the significance, benefits and challenges of producing a sustainability report, especially for a business within the logistics industry. Discussion is supported by contemporary examples and research. /10 Discussion of Risk Management practices Poor/insufficient discussion of the benefits and challenges of sound risk management practices. Discussion is not supported by examples. Limited discussion of the benefits and challenges of sound risk management practices. Discussion is somewhat supported by examples. Satisfactory discussion of the benefits and challenges of sound risk management practices. Discussion is supported by examples. Good discussion of the benefits and challenges of sound risk management practices, especially for a business within the logistics industry. Discussion is supported by examples and research. Outstanding discussion of the benefits and challenges of sound risk management practices, especially for a business within the logistics industry. Discussion is supported by contemporary examples and research. /7 Page 5 XXXXXXXXXXKaplan Business School Assessment Outline Criteria F (Fail) 0%-49% P (Pass) 50%- 64% CR (Credit) 65%-74% D (Distinction) 75% - 84% HD (High Distinction) 85%- 100% Marks The answer is clearly and logically presented Very poorly organised. Body paragraphs are not referring to or relate to the main arguments: poor quality writing and apparent lack of care. The writing style could be more effective. The organisation is hard to follow, and there is little progression of ideas. Little or no transitions between paragraphs. Need to weave main more effectively arguments throughout and relate body paragraphs. Paragraphs are generally well organised. Better transitions needed. The progression of ideas could be more thoughtful. Paragraphs relate back to main arguments to prove argument. Ideas and arguments are well structured. Thoughtful progression of ideas and details. Sound transitions between paragraphs. Major arguments are effectively made. Conclusion shows good thinking. Ideas and arguments are effectively structured. Thoughtful progression of ideas and details. Excellent transitions between paragraphs. Concluding comments show excellent thinking. /4 Correct academic writing style used, such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Referencing meets Harvard and KBS guidelines. Generally poorly written and does not effectively communicate intended message. Needs more sentence variety. Tone or language is conversational. Some examples of unclear or awkward phrasing. Some errors and/or inconsistent application of Harvard referencing conventions. Sentence variety is adequate. Tone Is appropriate. Languages academic, and writing is clear and effective. Little or no unclear or awkward phrasing. A few errors and/or inconsistent application of Harvard referencing conventions Sentence variety is effective and good. Tone is appropriate and consistent. Language is academic. Writing is clear and concise. Minimal errors and/or inconsistent application of Harvard referencing conventions Sentence variety is effective and sophisticated. Tone is appropriate and consistent. Vocabulary is effective. Language is academic. Writing is clear, concise, and strong. No errors and/or inconsistent application of Harvard referencing conventions. /4 General comments: /40 Assessment 3 InformationMBA402 – Assessment 3 Case Study Page | 1 MBA402 – Assessment 3 Case Study Focus Logistics Pty Ltd (Focus) has engaged you as an independent consultant, and they are seeking your advice on several corporate governance, sustainability and risk management issues. You have just returned from a board meeting with Jennifer White (company’s founder and the current Chair), Geena Rose (CEO), Jacob Rose (COO) and David Rose (CFO). You have gathered the following information about this company: History Mrs White established Focus Logistics in 1965 in Horsham, Victoria, providing state-wide logistics services to local businesses. The community
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MBA402 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, SUSTAINABILITY AND ETHICS
CASE STUDY WRITTEN REPORT
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As stated by Rudyanto and Siregar (2018), focus Logistics, Australia's sixth biggest private logistics firm, was started in 1965 by Mrs White in Horsham, Victoria, with the motto "Go Local." The company provides countrywide logistics solutions for small enterprises (SMEs). Focus, which is attempting to become an ASX-listed business, need extra funding to fulfil its development strategy, according to Rose, who noted that the firm has shown some promise in the previous six months. Conferences with investors and private equity firms were scheduled for the day. Although Focus Logistics is a significant firm, the corporation receives a great deal of negative feedback from customers and the business has inadequate managerial control as well as a lack of management and reporting capabilities.
He said that the company was still operated in the manner of a family business. In addition, they pointed out that numerous managerial and executive roles are held by family members and close associates and that there are no board committees at the company, among other things (Bae et al. 2018). In order to address all of the concerns of investors, Focus Logistics must adhere to sound corporate governance procedures, one of which is the Governance Frameworks: It is critical for any firm to adhere to the primary structure of the organisation, upon which the organisation was founded. The governance framework is similar to the foundation of a corporation since it focuses on the fundamentals, on which an organisation should be operated, such as accountability su
ounding roles and duties and accountability.
Commitment to constituents, as well as interaction with them and developing sustainable business practises, among other things, second, management paperwork is one of the most significant practises that a business, such as Focus logistics, must adhere to. Because Focus logistics is a firm that is always evolving and forging ahead, it is critical that the governance documentation be kept up to date and co
ected (Scherer & Voegtlin, 2020). These papers may aid in the establishment of the regulations, by which the firm is governed, the definition of the rights and duties of the shareholders/owners and the provision of proof to authorities and other stakeholders about the corporate governance in place in the organisation.
Mrs White responded to investors' concerns about operational risks by stating that trucks are the backbone of Australia's economy and that she should think of a comparatively simple business than purchasing a truck, hiring someone else to drive it and having the customer settle the account a couple of days after that. According to her, enlisting attorneys and experts in costly lawsuits just serves to make problems more difficult than they need to be. Jacob Rose, Mrs Rose's 26-year-old son, shared his thoughts on corporate governance with the business's chief operating officer, Jacob Rose. Jacob Rose believes that corporate governance inhibits and decreases the rate the board's priority setting, as well as innovation and creativity, which results in unnecessary complications in running a company.
The board's exclusive focus, he believes, should always be on maximising shareholder profits until and until policies are in compliance with existing laws and regulations. He went on to say that, it is preferable to pay a minor fee rather than spend thousands or millions of dollars on useless and unending compliances and that a family-run firm should always place a greater emphasis on accomplishment rather than compliance (Salvioni & Gennari, 2019). Mrs Rose's other son, David Rose, the company's chief financial officer, had a distinct perspective. As an outcome of his comments, they are no longer considered a "local" firm. Since Nan began her company on her kitchen table with just Uncle Sam as a truck driver, a lot has changed.
Today, they employ more than 2,000 employees, not including the 3,000+ contractors that work for us. He went on to say that he feels that firms functioning democratic have a greater responsibility to care after their workers, particularly subcontractors, than they do now. According to him, it would be fantastic if their colleagues could identify them as the leaders in corporate governance and environmental policies in the future. This view of David focuses on the strategies of corporate governments, since it is critical to guarantee that corporate governance concepts are cascaded, consistently and effectively down to subsidiary boards, as well as that subsidiary boards are aware of their respective obligations.
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