Governance, Ethics and Sustainability

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Assessment 2 Information
Subject Code:
MBA402
Subject Name:
Governance, Ethics and Sustainability
Assessment Title:
Code of Ethics
Assessment Type:
Code of Ethics
Choose an item.:
2,000
Words
(+/-10%)
Weighting:
30 %
Total Marks:
30
Submission:
Via Turnitin
Due Date:
Week 10
Your Task
You 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 at
Westpac Bank:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-27/why-heads-are-rolling-at-another-big-australian-bank-quicktake
You must then draft a Code of Ethics for Westpac Bank
Assessment Instructions
Your Code of Ethics for Westpac Bank must specifically address:
A. Discrimination
B. Exploitation
C. Corruption
D. Dishonest and Fraudulent Behaviour
E. Whistleblower Protections
F. Enforcement
You will be required to include a minimum of 5 references in your Code of Ethics which must come from academic 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-of-Ethics—may-2015.pdf?sfvrsn=8
2. Stockland – https://www.stockland.com.au/about-stockland/corporate-governance
3. Woolworths – http://www.woolworthsgroup.com.au/icms_docs/183764_Code_of_Ethics.pdf
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Important Study Information
Academic Integrity Policy
KBS values academic integrity. All students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Academic Integrity and Ethics Policy.
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 Assessments
Submissions that exceed the word limit by more than 10% will cease to be marked from the point at which that limit is exceeded.
Study Assistance
Students may seek study assistance from their local Academic Learning Advisor or refer to the resources on the MyKBS Academic Success Centre page. Click here for this information.
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Assessment Marking Guide
Criteria
F (Fail)
0%-49%
P (Pass)
50%-64%
CR (Credit) 65%-74%
D (Distinction)
75% – 84%
HD (High Distinction)
85%-100%
Mark
Code of Ethics
Discrimination
Code of Ethics does not adequately explain the concept of discrimination. Code of Ethics fails to expressly prohibit discrimination.
Discrimination is sufficiently explained in the Code of Ethics. Discrimination is expressly prohibited but more information required to clarify the forms of behavior that amount to discrimination.
Specific examples of discrimination are included in the Code of Ethics to support accurate explanation. Express prohibition of discrimination included making it clear that specific examples of behavior provided are in breach.
A detailed explanation of the concept of discrimination is provided for in the Code of Ethics supported by relevant examples. Such discrimination is expressly prohibited by the Code of Ethics.
Discrimination is comprehensively explained and supported by directly relevant examples. Such discrimination is expressly prohibited by the Code of Ethics with cross reference made to potential sanctions in the Enforcement section.
/4
Code of Ethics
Exploitation
Little to no discussion of the meaning of exploitation. No express prohibition of exploitation in Code of Ethics.
Code of Ethics includes adequate outline of the concept of exploitation. Express prohibition of exploitation is included but further details are necessary to better illustrate what forms of exploitation will not be tolerated in the organization.
Exploitation is clearly explained in the Code of Ethics with specific examples included. Exploitation is expressly prohibited and a direct reference is made to examples provided as being in breach.
Elaborate explanation of the concept of exploitation is provided for in the Code of Ethics and supported by helpful examples. Exploitation is expressly prohibited by the Code of Ethics.
Exploitation is thoroughly explained and supported by multiple relevant examples. The Code of Ethics expressly prohibits exploitation and refers to potential sanctions in the Enforcement section.
/4
Code of Ethics
Corruption
Code of Ethics does not adequately explain the concept of corruption. Code of Ethics fails to expressly prohibit corruption.
Corruption is sufficiently explained in the Code of Ethics. Corruption is expressly prohibited but more information required to clarify the forms of behavior that amount to corruption.
Specific examples of corruption are included in the Code of Ethics to support accurate explanation. Express prohibition of corruption included making it clear that specific examples of behavior provided are in breach.
A detailed explanation of the concept of corruption is provided for in the Code of Ethics supported by relevant examples specifically including corrupt activity. Such corruption is expressly prohibited by the Code of Ethics.
Corruption is comprehensively explained and supported by directly relevant examples including corruption. Such corruption is expressly prohibited by the Code of Ethics with cross reference made to potential sanctions in the Enforcement section.
/4
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Code of Ethics
Dishonest & Fraudulent Behaviour
Little to no discussion of the meaning of dishonest and fraudulent behaviour. No express prohibition of dishonest and fraudulent behaviour in Code of Ethics.
Code of Ethics includes adequate outline of the concept of dishonest and fraudulent behaviour. Express prohibition of dishonest and fraudulent behaviour is included but further details are necessary to better illustrate what forms of dishonest and fraudulent behavior will not be tolerated in the organization.
Dishonest and fraudulent behaviour is clearly explained in the Code of Ethics with specific examples included. Dishonest and fraudulent behaviour is expressly prohibited and a direct reference is made to examples provided as being in breach.
Elaborate explanation of the concept of dishonest and fraudulent behaviour is provided for in the Code of Ethics and supported by helpful examples specifically including dishonest and fraudulent behavior. Dishonest and fraudulent behaviour is expressly prohibited by the Code of Ethics.
Dishonest and fraudulent behaviour is thoroughly explained and supported by multiple relevant examples including dishonest and fraudulent behavior. The Code of Ethics expressly prohibits dishonest and fraudulent behaviour and refers to potential sanctions in the Enforcement section.
/4
Code of Ethics
Whistleblower Protections
Code of Ethics does not adequately explain the concept of whistleblower or the need for adequate protections. Code of Ethics fails to expressly provide for whistleblower protections.
Whistleblowing is sufficiently explained in the Code of Ethics with consideration of the need for protections. Whistleblower protections are expressly provided for but more protective measures required to encourage whistleblowers to come forward.
Specific examples of whistleblowing are included in the Code of Ethics to support accurate explanation. Express provision of whistleblower protections included making it clear that specific examples of behavior provided are entitled to protection.
A detailed explanation of the concept of whistleblowing is provided for in the Code of Ethics supported by relevant examples. Such whistleblowing is expressly protected by the Code of Ethics.
Whistleblowing is comprehensively explained and supported by directly relevant examples. Such whistleblowing is expressly protected by the Code of Ethics with cross reference made to potential sanctions in the Enforcement section.
/4
Code of Ethics
Enforcement
Little to no discussion of the enforcement and its purpose. No express provision for enforcement in Code of Ethics.
Code of Ethics includes adequate outline of the enforcement. Express provision for enforcement is included but further structure is necessary to better illustrate sanctions for breach and deter breaching behavior.
Enforcement is clearly explained in the Code of Ethics with specific examples included. Enforcement is expressly provided for and a direct reference is made to examples provided as being in breach with corresponding sanctions clearly illustrated.
Elaborate explanation of the concept of enforcement is provided for in the Code of Ethics and supported by helpful examples specifically including discrimination , exploitation, corruption, dishonest and fraudulent behavior, and whistleblower protections. Enforcement is expressly provided for in the Code of Ethics.
Enforcement is thoroughly explained and supported by multiple relevant examples including discrimination, exploitation, corruption, dishonest and fraudulent behavior, and whistleblower protections and more. The Code of Ethics expressly provides for enforcement and cross references previous section of the Code.
/4
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Structure, Format and Presentation
Answer not clearly and logically presented. Appropriate theory and research not used to answer question posed. Correct academic writing style not used, including correct spelling, grammar and punctuation. Format of answer inconsistent with question requirements and KBS guidelines.
In-text referencing and reference list does not follow Harvard style and consistent with KBS guidelines.
Answer logically presented. Some appropriate theory and research used to answer question posed. Mostly correct academic writing style used, including correct spelling, grammar and punctuation. Format of answer mostly consistent with question requirements and KBS guidelines.
In-text referencing and reference list mostly follows Harvard style and consistent with KBS guidelines.
Answer clearly and logically presented. Appropriate theory and research used to answer question posed. Correct academic writing style used, including correct spelling, grammar and punctuation. Format of answer consistent with question requirements and KBS guidelines.
In-text referencing and reference list follows Harvard style and consistent with KBS guidelines.
Answer clear, concise and logically presented. Appropriate theory and additional research used to answer question posed. Correct academic writing style used, including correct spelling, strong grammar and punctuation. Format of answer consistent with question requirements and KBS guidelines.
In-text referencing and reference list follows Harvard style and consistent with KBS guidelines.
Answer clear, concise, effective, and logically presented. Appropriate theory and comprehensive research used to answer question posed. Correct academic writing style used, including correct spelling, advanced grammar and punctuation. Format of answer consistent with question requirements and KBS guidelines.
In-text referencing and reference list follows Harvard style and consistent with KBS guidelines.
/6
Comments:
/30


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