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  • Kate Lancaster

    Attached are my slides from the panel session.

  • Anton Du Toit

    Hi

    My last one!

    Here is the slide show for my BAA presentation.

    You are welcome to use the information for lectures or for planning your courses, as long as you acknowledge me as your source.

    Should you want to engage in correspondence with me, or meet me somewhere during the next few days, please contact me via anton.dutoit@buseco.monash.edu

    Kind regards

    Anton du Toit

    Director: Accountancy Studies, Monash South Africa

  • Anton Du Toit

    Hi

    Sorry, I am not trying to take over this post! It is simply that only 1 file can be attached to any post.

    After the paper and slides in the previous posts, I did some more work on the competencies and I presented a paper at the BAA. I now attach this paper as well.

    You are welcome to use the information for lectures or for planning your courses, as long as you acknowledge me as your source.

    Should you want to engage in correspondence with me, or meet me somewhere during the next few days, please contact me via anton.dutoit@buseco.monash.edu

    Kind regards

    Anton du Toit

    Director: Accountancy Studies, Monash South Africa

  • Anton Du Toit

    Hi

    As promised in my previous post above, here is the relevant slide show as well, containing quite an extensive picture/drawing of all the stakeholders of a company, mainly derived from the South African King II report (of 2002) - see slides 10, 11 and 12. You are welcome to use the slide picture for lectures, as long as you acknowledge me as your source.

    Should you want to engage in correspondence with me, or meet me somewhere during the next few days, please contact me via anton.dutoit@buseco.monash.edu

    Kind regards

    Anton du Toit

    Director: Accountancy Studies, Monash South Africa

  • Anton Du Toit

    Hi

    I think it is of critical importance to look at the competencies one would like to see present in a sustainability reporter (the person) before trying to teach that person. Although not exactly the same, there are common competencies between the preparer of sustainability reports and the person auditing it or providing limited assurance to it. I have done quite some work on the competencies of the assurance provider in sustainability, which might be of value to those who attended.

    In the attached file, that will be followed up with a post containing the slides as well, I have also made quite an extensive picture/drawing of all the stakeholders of a company, mainly derived from the South African King II report (of 2002) - see picture on page 7. You are welcome to use the picture or the slide picture for lectures, as long as you acknowledge me as your source.

    I have also done similar follow-up work on competencies for a paper presented at the British Accounting Association. I will also add this - it seems only 1 file could be attached at a time on this website.

    Kind regards

    Anton

  • Anton Du Toit

    Hi

    I have posted some interesting material and files on the following post:

    CPE session  Ethics Boot Camp    2 19  Ali Abdolmohammadi

    Kind regards

    Anton du Toit

    Director: Accountancy Studies, Monash South Africa

  • Anton Du Toit

    Hi

    I have posted some interesting material and files on the following post:

    CPE session  Ethics Boot Camp    2 19  Ali Abdolmohammadi

    Kind regards

    Anton du Toit

    Director: Accountancy Studies, Monash South Africa

  • Anton Du Toit

    Hi

    Here is the second file I talked about: my university's interpretation in the semester course AFW2700, the unit outline (I attach 2009 as I don't have the latest one on this computer). 

    You are welcome to contact me at anton.dutoit@buseco.monash.edu if I could be of more assistance. I am here until Wednesday, 4 August.

    Kind regards

    Anton du Toit

    Director: Accountancy Studies, Monash South Africa

  • Anton Du Toit

    Hi

    It was a real wonderful opportunity to join you for this CPE session.

    Just for interesting sake, in South Africa, our South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has prescribed professional ethics as part of our curriculum for a prospective Chartered Accountant, and as they accredit universities, we all have to comply with the this requirement.

    For that reason, I attach the file containing the syllabi requirements, as well as my university's interpretation in the semester course AFW2700, the unit outline (I attach 2009 as I don't have the latest one on this computer). (See a second post with the second file)

    I hope and believe it can assist some of you in designing ethics courses, as this has been very well researched in South Africa and a common textbook was also written, used by all the universities.

    You are welcome to contact me at anton.dutoit@buseco.monash.edu if I could be of more assistance. I am here until Wednesday, 4 August.

    Kind regards

    Anton du Toit

    Director: Accountancy Studies, Monash South Africa

  • Anton Du Toit

    Hi

    Thanks for the workshop I attended today!

    Just perhaps an interesting note: in South Africa the King III report came out in 2009, and this code is enforced for listed companies by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Not complying could lead to delisting. Thus all listed companies in South Africa should now have a proper sustainability report, not only as a separate document any longer, but as part of the annual report. The King III report can be viewed online and the code itself can be downloaded at the website of the publishers, the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa - www.iodsa.co.za

    Also note that most of the sustainability reports are in fact available on the websites of all the large companies, usually still as a separate document to the annual report. One of the best SA reports is that of Nedbank, www.nedbank.co.za

    Furthermore, all the sustainability reports complying with the GRI guidelines are available on the register of GRI.

    Lastly, I am doing my doctorate on the postulates of sustainability assurance, and I would like to know of anyone interested in this area, so that we can perhaps perform some collaborative research projects.

    Kind regards

    Anton du Toit

    Director: Accountancy Studies, Monash South Africa

  • Susan K Wolcott

    Thanks to the participants in today's CPE workshop for great ideas and discussions about sustainability accounting!

    Here are a couple of follow-up items for the workshop:

    1. The figure at the bottom of page 5 of the handout should include information systems.  (Duh!)
    2. My husband wrote a couple of blog entries that I believe introduce some  new insights to the BP oil spill catastrophe:
    1.  

    Susan

  • Charles R. Baker

    Hi Brian,

    Good to see this.  Unfortunately, curriculum change at our school is like glaciers melting.

  • Brian Shapiro

    Integrating Liberal Education with Business and Accounting Education in a Senior Undergraduate Capstone Course

    Brian Shapiro and Michael Naughton, University of St. Thomas, MN

    Abstract: University professors in both business and liberal education tend to agree that more attention should be devoted to integrating liberal and business education, but they tend to agree less about how to achieve that integration. This paper describes a senior undergraduate university capstone course that the authors developed and co-teach for future accounting and business professionals. The course draws upon the philosophical, historical, literary, and theological dimensions of students’ liberal education at our university, and deliberately relates those dimensions to business and accounting. A principal objective is to engage students with the idea of vocation and the pursuit of the common good in their chosen profession. We first describe our general approach to integrating liberal education with accounting and business education. Next, we describe our specific course content, our pedagogical emphasis on class discussion and integrative essays, and how foundational texts from the humanities can be applied to traditional cases in accounting and auditing. We then provide answers to survey questions and excerpts from student writing as evidence of student learning. The concluding section summarizes our approach, discusses implications for accounting education, and identifies some questions for future research.

  • Michael K Shaub
  • Paul Goldwater

    Attached is my PowerPoint (with Notes pages) presentation.