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Note: words number was approximately allocated to each task.

  1. In the introduction, you are expected to introduce three subjects (300 w): [10%]
  2. Background of Oxfam (150 words)
  3. Sustainability reporting in a non-profitable organisation (20-30 w).
  4. Sustainability at Oxfam (20-30 w).
  5. What and how the three tasks of the assignment will be achieved (100 w)? For instance, firstly, this report critically analyses the online sustainability reporting practices of Oxfam using the latest sustainable development goals (SDGs) indicators. Specifically, it analyses the levels and patterns of, and trends in, sustainability disclosure on Oxfam’s website.
  6. Task one:  Critically analyse the online sustainability reporting of Oxfam employing the latest SDGs indicators (800 w). [26.67%]

The first task could be addressed as follows:

  1. First, introduce the UN SDG framework. Then, the SDG list of indicators can be used to examine the level of online sustainability disclosure of Oxfam. An item in the SDGs list of indicators (17 goals) will be given one if it was disclosed and 0 otherwise. The number of disclosed items will be divided by the total number of items within the SDG list (17). This technique is called an unweighted content analysis technique (200 w).
  2. Then, you can link your results to previous studies that examined the case of sustainability reporting of the non-profitable organisation, precisely the case of charities, in order to be able to identify and discuss the level of online sustainability reporting of Oxfam effectively. In other words, you need to be able to answer the following question: Is the level of online sustainability reporting of Oxfam high or low compared with other charities’ sustainable reporting? (150 w).
  3. The patterns of online sustainability reporting could be identified by highlighting the main areas of sustainability reporting at Oxfam, such as ending poverty, reducing pollution, energy usage, and education. (350 w).
  4. To improve your analysis’s quality, you can cite some useful sentences from Oxfam’s website in light of your findings. (100 w)

Task 2: Using a legitimacy framework, critically assess patterns of the online sustainability reporting of Oxfam. In other words, you need to discuss how Oxfam has been motivated to disseminate its sustainability information by the need to meet societal expectations in order to enhance its survival prospects in the future. Support your answer with citations from Oxfam’s website and relevant literature. [26.67%]  

You can achieve this assignment as follows:

  1. First, it is recommended to introduce the Legitimacy Theory and how it was previously employed to interpret organisations’ sustainability reporting, specifically in the case of non-profitable organisations. You should demonstrate an adequate readability level by citing a range of relevant academic articles (400 w).
  2. Second, you are recommended to highlight the primary motivations underlying the analysed levels of online sustainability reporting of Oxfam in the first task. For example, did Oxfam include any information related to the drivers of their reported sustainability reporting? Some of these drivers can be associated with adhering to social pressures in an effort to legitimise its activities and improve its survivability prospects in the future, etc. (400 w).
  3. You are required to support your established arguments in this task with the most relevant citations from Oxfam’s website and relevant academic articles.
  4. Support your answer with citations from Oxfam’s website and relevant literature. [26.67%].
  5.  You can discuss this point as follows:
  6. This task is reflective of your critical evaluation skills. Therefore, you are highly recommended to critically review the two sides of the argument (i.e., the relevancy and/or irrelevancy of sustainability to non-profitable organisations) (400 w).
  7. Then, try to make your voice heard by expressing your own opinions in this regard (300 to 400 w).
  8. Do not forget to use the appropriate references and citations from Oxfam’s website.
  9. In the conclusion section, try to summarise the results of your analysis and any expected implication based on your critical evaluation of sustainability reporting in non-profitable organisations (150 w). [5%]
  10. Presentation and references [5%].
  11. The allocation of marks is based on:
90-100%Judged to be outstanding in all aspects. No fault can be found with the work other than very minor errors, for example, typographical, or perhaps the failure to satisfy the most challenging and exacting demands of the assessment.
80-89%Indicates a very high level of understanding evidenced by an ability to engage critically and analytically with the source material. Likely to exhibit independent lines of argument. Only minor errors or omissions.
70-79%Judged to be very good, yet not outstanding. May contain minor errors or omissions.
60-69%Indicates a sound understanding of basic points and principles but with some failure to express or to apply them properly. Hence the answer is essentially correct, has some errors or omissions, and is not seriously flawed.
50-59%Indicates a more limited understanding of basic points and principles, with significant errors and omissions. These errors and omissions, however, do not cast doubt on the basic level of understanding.
40-49%Indicates a questionable understanding of basic points and principles yet sufficient to show that learning outcomes have been achieved at a rudimentary level. There may be inaccuracy and inconsistencies.
30-39%Indicates an answer that shows only weakly developed elements of understanding. The learning outcomes have been insufficiently realised.
20-29%Very little knowledge has been demonstrated, and the work shows little coherence of material or argument.
0-19%Only isolated or no knowledge is displayed.

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