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Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting (CSRR)            


The module seeks to present the subject matter of corporate social responsibility reporting as a major tool for social and environmental accounting with respect to ensuring sustainable development.


Section A:
1    Why CSR reporting
i. Pressure from stakeholders; ii. Voluntarily and/or Mandatory
2.   Names, Types and Terminologies in CSR reporting
i. Corporate social Responsibility reports (CSRR); ii. Corporate sustainability      
reports; iii. Corporate  Citizen Report; iv. Others (Triple-bottom line (TBL)

3.   Categories and contents of social reporting
4.   Forms of cash Reports
i. Stand-alone CSRR; ii CSR in annual report, and iii. Others
5.   Attitude to CSR reporting
6.   Perspective of firms and their Interest/Perspective of Stakeholders and their
i. Resource providers [e.g. Shareholders and creditors]; ii Employees;
iii. Suppliers and customers/consumers; iv. Environment; v. Charity and
society; vi. Government and its Agencies
7.  Assessing the Quality of CSR reports and Disclosures (Relevance and Reliability)

Section B: Reporting Analysis using Financial Statement

1.   Debating corporate social accounting and reporting - What should companies
be doing. Why should they
be doing it? What can it possible achieve?     
2.   Who does it? And what are they actually doing?
3.   Why are they doing what they are doing?
4.   Can we make it better? Will standard help? Will regulation help? Will award s
scheme help? Does auditing and verification help?
5.   Can we make it better? Will stakeholder engagement help? What about socially
responsible investor?

Intended learning out come

Participants should be able to:
•   Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the concepts and
principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting
•   Interpret and apply guidelines and procedures relating to CSR reporting
•   Appreciate the importance of CSR in personal and corporate financial planning
and decision making.
•   Understand and deal with international CSR reporting and assurance issues
•   contemporary CSR reporting practices
•   Assess the quality of CSR reporting