121N1 Sustainable Business Finance Assignment – UK

Question 1 – corporate governance and sustainability
Choose a public listed company which makes good efforts to achieve its business sustainability.

Answer the following questions with appropriate examples of its business strategies actions and engagements. Apply the stake holder theory and transaction cost economic theory where applicable.

1) What is the most unique approach that this business engages with its stakeholders?

Stakeholder what does it mean- definition

How does Company x define stakeholders

What type of stakeholders exist who are company x’s stake holders

 

What type of stakeholder engagement strategies

2)How this business upgrades its business model by reducing what specific transaction costs?- three-quarters of a page

Paragraph 1
What is a business model- definition and components
What is the company x’s business model

Paragraph 2
What does transaction cost mean
What transaction cost exists for company x

2) What are the sustainability challenges that the business is facing; and how the above actions and/or plans would help the business to achieve sustainability?

What is sustainability what sustainability challenges exist for the business, –
Paragraph1
how can its stakeholder engagement;
paragraph 2
and upgraded business model in parts 1 and 2 help it to achieve these challenges—
Paragraph 3
Total- three-quarters of a page

Question 2 – Capital Budgeting: Investment and Financing Decisions

Choose a public listed company on its annual reports of the 2020 and 2021:
1) Find one example of its long-term financing decision and answer the following questions:
1. What is the financing instrument or method used in 2020?- identify name and
describe it – four sentences
2. Outline the cashflows and costs of this financing activity in 2020 and 2021.
a. Give a summary of about half a page
3. Suggest an alternative financing instrument or method.
4. identify name and describe it – four sentences

2) Compare the pros and cons of the financing instrument or method adopted by this company since 2019 and the alternative one that you suggested.

1. The x instrument used by the company has the following strengths first…
2. Fourth.
3. However the weaknesses are.
4. Similarly the alternative instrument of Y has the following strengths…
5. It also has its weaknesses

3) Is it possible that the one you suggested would be a better decision? Why or why not?

1. Comparing the two the alternative instrument is better in that Five paragraphs – a third of a page

2) Find one example of its long-term investing decision in 2020 and answer the following questions : –
1. What are the rationales reported to justify that this investment decision is necessary and promising? – one-third of a page
 First identify the decision and describe it
 What thinking or reason is used by the company to support the decision
2. Outline the cashflows and relevant returns of this investing activity in 2020 and
2021.- half a page
3. What is the primary business risk relevant to this investing decision?
 One-third of a page- identify the risk and explain them
4. How this company controls the above risk?
 One-third of a page- identify mitigation measures or strategies to address the risks in 3

Question 3 – Capital Budgeting: Investment and Financing Decisions

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