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BTX4100 - Corporate environmental responsibility

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Mr Wayne Gumley


Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Evening)
Caulfield Summer semester B 2008 (On-campus block of classes)


Considering the nature and extent of environmental problems facing business in a global and resource constrained economy, and how the legal system encourages a transition to ecologically sustainable development. Topics include common law environmental rights and responsibilities, the role of government regulation and the role of corporations with particular emphasis upon legal mechanism to promote corporate environmental responsibility.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:

  • identify and apply the various sources of environmental and planning law in Australia and to explain the role of relevant government agencies;
  • analyse and explain the application of environmental laws to corporations carrying out a range of business and development activities;
  • recommend and explain appropriate regulatory strategies to encourage corporate environmental responsibility in Australian and offshore business activities;
  • analyse and explain emerging trends in environmental law.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


BTF4100, BTF5100, BTX5100

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