MBA402 Governance, Ethics and Sustainability

Page 1 Kaplan Business School Assessment OutlineAssessment 2 Information Subject Code:MBA402Subject Name:Governance, Ethics and SustainabilityAssessment Title:Code of EthicsAssessment Type:Code of EthicsChoose an item.:2,000Words(+/-10%)Weighting:30 %Total Marks:30Submission:Via TurnitinDue Date:Week 10 Your TaskYou are required to research recent news articles and other information about Westpac Bank.Here is an example of a recent news article describing some of the corporate governance issues atWestpac Bank:https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-27/why-heads-are-rolling-at-another-big-australianbank-quicktakeYou must then draft a Code of Ethics for Westpac BankAssessment InstructionsYour Code of Ethics for Westpac Bank must specifically address:A. DiscriminationB. ExploitationC. CorruptionD. Dishonest and Fraudulent BehaviourE. Whistleblower ProtectionsF. EnforcementYou will be required to include a minimum of 5 references in your Code of Ethics which must come fromacademic journals or textbooks.For further guidance here are the links to three example company codes of ethics:1. Wesfarmers http://www.wesfarmers.com.au/docs/default-source/corporate-governance/code-ofEthicsmay-2015.pdf?sfvrsn=82. Stockland https://www.stockland.com.au/about-stockland/corporate-governance3. Woolworths http://www.woolworthsgroup.com.au/icms_docs/183764_Code_of_Ethics.pdfPage 2 Kaplan Business School Assessment OutlineImportant Study InformationAcademic Integrity PolicyKBS values academic integrity. All students must understand the meaning and consequencesof cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Academic Integrity and EthicsPolicy.What is academic integrity and misEthics?What are the penalties for academic misEthics?What are the late penalties?How can I appeal my grade?Click here for answers to these questions:http://www.kbs.edu.au/current-students/student-policies/.Word Limits for Written AssessmentsSubmissions that exceed the word limit by more than 10% will cease to be marked from the pointat which that limit is exceeded.Study AssistanceStudents may seek study assistance from their local Academic Learning Advisor or refer to theresources on the MyKBS Academic Success Centre page. Click here for this information.Page 3 Kaplan Business School Assessment OutlineAssessment Marking Guide CriteriaF (Fail)0%-49%P (Pass)50%-64%CR (Credit) 65%-74%D (Distinction)75% 84%HD (HighDistinction)85%-100%MarkCode of EthicsDiscriminationCode of Ethics does notadequately explain theconcept of discrimination.Code of Ethics fails toexpressly prohibitdiscrimination.Discrimination issufficiently explained inthe Code of Ethics.Discrimination isexpressly prohibited butmore information requiredto clarify the forms ofbehavior that amount todiscrimination.Specific examples ofdiscrimination areincluded in the Code ofEthics to support accurateexplanation. Expressprohibition ofdiscrimination includedmaking it clear thatspecific examples ofbehavior provided are inbreach.A detailed explanation ofthe concept ofdiscrimination is providedfor in the Code of Ethicssupported by relevantexamples. Suchdiscrimination is expresslyprohibited by the Code ofEthics.Discrimination iscomprehensivelyexplained and supportedby directly relevantexamples. Suchdiscrimination is expresslyprohibited by the Code ofEthics with crossreference made topotential sanctions in theEnforcement section./4Code of EthicsExploitationLittle to no discussion ofthe meaning ofexploitation. No expressprohibition of exploitationin Code of Ethics.Code of Ethics includesadequate outline of theconcept of exploitation.Express prohibition ofexploitation is includedbut further details arenecessary to betterillustrate what forms ofexploitation will not betolerated in theorganization.Exploitation is clearlyexplained in the Code ofEthics with specificexamples included.Exploitation is expresslyprohibited and a directreference is made toexamples provided asbeing in breach.Elaborate explanation ofthe concept of exploitationis provided for in theCode of Ethics andsupported by helpfulexamples. Exploitation isexpressly prohibited bythe Code of Ethics.Exploitation is thoroughlyexplained and supportedby multiple relevantexamples. The Code ofEthics expressly prohibitsexploitation and refers topotential sanctions in theEnforcement section./4Code of EthicsCorruptionCode of Ethics does notadequately explain theconcept of corruption.Code of Ethics fails toexpressly prohibitcorruption.Corruption is sufficientlyexplained in the Code ofEthics. Corruption isexpressly prohibited butmore information requiredto clarify the forms ofbehavior that amount tocorruption.Specific examples ofcorruption are included inthe Code of Ethics tosupport accurateexplanation. Expressprohibition of corruptionincluded making it clearthat specific examples ofbehavior provided are inbreach.A detailed explanation ofthe concept of corruptionis provided for in theCode of Ethics supportedby relevant examplesspecifically includingcorrupt activity. Suchcorruption is expresslyprohibited by the Code ofEthics.Corruption iscomprehensivelyexplained and supportedby directly relevantexamples includingcorruption. Suchcorruption is expresslyprohibited by the Code ofEthics with crossreference made topotential sanctions in theEnforcement section./4 Page 4 Kaplan Business School Assessment Outline Code of EthicsDishonest & FraudulentBehaviourLittle to no discussion ofthe meaning of dishonestand fraudulent behaviour.No express prohibition ofdishonest and fraudulentbehaviour in Code ofEthics.Code of Ethics includesadequate outline of theconcept of dishonest andfraudulent behaviour.Express prohibition ofdishonest and fraudulentbehaviour is included butfurther details arenecessary to betterillustrate what forms ofdishonest and fraudulentbehavior will not betolerated in theorganization.Dishonest and fraudulentbehaviour is clearlyexplained in the Code ofEthics with specificexamples included.Dishonest and fraudulentbehaviour is expresslyprohibited and a directreference is made toexamples provided asbeing in breach.Elaborate explanation ofthe concept of dishonestand fraudulent behaviouris provided for in theCode of Ethics andsupported by helpfulexamples specificallyincluding dishonest andfraudulent behavior.Dishonest and fraudulentbehaviour is expresslyprohibited by the Code ofEthics.Dishonest and fraudulentbehaviour is thoroughlyexplained and supportedby multiple relevantexamples includingdishonest and fraudulentbehavior. The Code ofEthics expressly prohibitsdishonest and fraudulentbehaviour and refers topotential sanctions in theEnforcement section./4Code of EthicsWhistleblowerProtectionsCode of Ethics does notadequately explain theconcept of whistlebloweror the need for adequateprotections. Code ofEthics fails to expresslyprovide for whistleblowerprotections.Whistleblowing issufficiently explained inthe Code of Ethics withconsideration of the needfor protections.Whistleblower protectionsare expressly provided forbut more protectivemeasures required toencourage whistleblowersto come forward.Specific examples ofwhistleblowing areincluded in the Code ofEthics to support accurateexplanation. Expressprovision of whistleblowerprotections includedmaking it clear thatspecific examples ofbehavior provided areentitled to protection.A detailed explanation ofthe concept ofwhistleblowing is providedfor in the Code of Ethicssupported by relevantexamples. Suchwhistleblowing isexpressly protected bythe Code of Ethics.Whistleblowing iscomprehensivelyexplained and supportedby directly relevantexamples. Suchwhistleblowing isexpressly protected bythe Code of Ethics withcross reference made topotential sanctions in theEnforcement section./4Code of EthicsEnforcementLittle to no discussion ofthe enforcement and itspurpose. No expressprovision for enforcementin Code of Ethics.Code of Ethics includesadequate outline of theenforcement. Expressprovision for enforcementis included but furtherstructure is necessary tobetter illustrate sanctionsfor breach and deterbreaching behavior.Enforcement is clearlyexplained in the Code ofEthics with specificexamples included.Enforcement is expresslyprovided for and a directreference is made toexamples provided asbeing in breach withcorresponding sanctionsclearly illustrated.Elaborate explanation ofthe concept ofenforcement is providedfor in the Code of Ethicsand supported by helpfulexamples specificallyincluding discrimination ,exploitation, corruption,dishonest and fraudulentbehavior, andwhistleblower protections.Enforcement is expresslyprovided for in the Codeof Ethics.Enforcement is thoroughlyexplained and supportedby multiple relevantexamples includingdiscrimination,exploitation, corruption,dishonest and fraudulentbehavior, andwhistleblower protectionsand more. The Code ofEthics expressly providesfor enforcement and crossreferences previoussection of the Code./4 Page 5 Kaplan Business School Assessment Outline Structure, Format andPresentationAnswer not clearly andlogically presented.Appropriate theory andresearch not used toanswer question posed.Correct academic writingstyle not used, includingcorrect spelling, grammarand punctuation. Formatof answer inconsistentwith questionrequirements and KBSguidelines.In-text referencing andreference list does notfollow Harvard style andconsistent with KBSguidelines.Answer logicallypresented. Someappropriate theory andresearch used to answerquestion posed. Mostlycorrect academic writingstyle used, includingcorrect spelling, grammarand punctuation. Formatof answer mostlyconsistent with questionrequirements and KBSguidelines.In-text referencing andreference list mostlyfollows Harvard style andconsistent with KBSguidelines.Answer clearly andlogically presented.Appropriate theory andresearch used to answerquestion posed. Correctacademic writing styleused, including correctspelling, grammar andpunctuation. Format ofanswer consistent withquestion requirementsand KBS guidelines.In-text referencing andreference list followsHarvard style andconsistent with KBSguidelines.Answer clear, conciseand logically presented.Appropriate theory andadditional research usedto answer questionposed. Correct academicwriting style used,including correct spelling,strong grammar andpunctuation. Format ofanswer consistent withquestion requirementsand KBS guidelines.In-text referencing andreference list followsHarvard style andconsistent with KBSguidelines.Answer clear, concise,effective, and logicallypresented. Appropriatetheory andcomprehensive researchused to answer questionposed. Correct academicwriting style used,including correct spelling,advanced grammar andpunctuation. Format ofanswer consistent withquestion requirementsand KBS guidelines.In-text referencing andreference list followsHarvard style andconsistent with KBSguidelines./6Comments:/30

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