Marking over: 100% as prescribed by University Rules
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The pandemic has increased awareness of investors for the need to ethically invest in companies with better ESG rankings; statistics have shown that ESG companies worldwide with higher ESG rankings have fared better while coping with pandemic issues. In the wake of this increasing ESG ranking sentiment among investors, PwC Malaysia and Capital Markets Malaysia has released a research publication titled 'Positioning Corporate Malaysia for a sustainable future’. This publication highlights that the capital market is in a unique position to drive meaningful change in sustainability practices in public listed companies. The publication explores efforts made by the government and regulatory bodies in Malaysia in laying the foundation to catalyze action to incorporate ESG initiatives in companies.
Discuss the role of ESG practices in the environmental and social improvement of Malaysian companies to improve the overall quality of life and spur an ethically yet profitable business landscape in Malaysia.
This assessment item is designed to allow you to: demonstrate your capacity to understand the businesses and ethical issues, and to apply ethical theory to assist you to evaluate ethics pertaining to businesses; and demonstrate generic skills such as effective communication, critical and reflective judgement, and analytical and time management skills.
• allow you to develop generic skills such as effective communication, analytical skills,
• critical and reflective judgement, and effective time management;
• assist you to gather and integrate knowledge on major approaches to ethics;
• assist you develop your learning through application of the philosophies covered thus far in the subject; and
• allows you to demonstrate your ability to appreciate the value of ethical practice.
Your assignment will be graded taking into account the extent to which you have:
· addressed the assignment tasks set, kept to the topic and covered only relevant issues;
· shown in the content of your discussion that you have collected and read relevant literature;
· expressed other people's ideas in your own words and gone beyond what they have said on the topic
by adding your own ideas, opinions and experiences;
· demonstrated that you understand the concepts, theory and debates covered by the question;
· taken a critical orientation to the literature you read, the issues you raise and the debates you discuss;
· structured your paper into a clear flow of argument or reasoning that makes sense and is persuasive;
· been clear and concise in your descriptions, analysis, discussion and expression;
· given attention to the rules of writing in relation to paragraphing, punctuation, spelling, etc.
· appropriately cited references; and
· kept to the approximate word length.
Please refer to the marking matrices in Assignment Resources on Interact for further information
To obtain a pass, students must:
• demonstrate a general understanding of the relevant philosophies of ethics
•• present an assignment that conforms to the ‘presentation of assignments’ criteria, and is written
• prepare a bibliography using the APA referencing system
Higher marks will be given according to the degree that students:
• demonstrate a clear understanding of the theoretical and practical application of the relevant
philosophies of ethics
• • show clear evidence of logical thinking and critical and reflective judgment
• adhere to the presentation of assignment guidelines.
• structured your paper into a clear flow of argument or reasoning that makes sense and is persuasive;
• been clear and concise in your descriptions, analysis, discussion and expression;
• given attention to the rules of writing in relation to paragraphing, punctuation, spelling, etc.