BSUST 280 Sustainable Business Accounting • 5 Cr.
Analyze business processes in each functional area and as a whole to assess sustainability performance using triple bottom line accounting methods, and to develop recommendations for increased efficiencies and decreased environmental footprint. Topics include: history of triple bottom line accounting, internal costs, human elements, supply chain management, operations, budgeting, funding, reporting and managing sustainable business projects. Prerequisite: ACCT 101. Recommended: BSUST 160.
After completing this class, students should be able to:Discuss the history, role and function of Triple Bottom Line accounting in an organization Measure the internal costs of sustainable business Apply cost benefit analysis and total cost management to sustainable business practices Assess the human element in sustainable business practices Evaluate the supply chain from a sustainable perspective Budget for the sustainable operation Fund and analyze sustainability projects and initiatives Report sustainability progress and achievement to internal stakeholders Manage compliance metrics and reporting to outside stakeholders Assess projects and proposals of selected businesses from a TBL perspective Develop supporting business cases and metrics