Provide a report summarising the purpose of Corporate Sustainability Reporting (CSR) by referring to the Global Reporting Initiatives` (GRI) Sustainability Framework (G3.1). [Note: you may include in your summary report - a clear description of what sustainability reporting is, what the GRI is doing, and critical assessment the success of their effort to date]. Task 2 Identify two ASX Top-500 companies multinational companies (available at http://www.slideshare.net/sharetrading/list-of-top-500-australian-companies) and compare their reporting on economic, environmental and social aspects in their annual reports and standalone sustainability reports for the reporting year ending 2014.
[Note: Download their annual report for the reporting period ending 2014 to complete these tasks]
Discuss how the two companies (discussed in Task 2 above) managed `legitimacy` through reporting (i.e. CSR information disclosure) from the perspectives of systems oriented theories.
[Note: Systems oriented theories include Legitimacy theory, Stakeholder theory and Institutional theory]