Title

Impact of corporate governance on sustainability reporting: Empirical study in the Australian resources industry

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Elsevier

School

School of Business and Law

RAS ID

23880

Comments

Originally published as: Ong, T., & Djajadikerta, H. G. (2017). Impact of corporate governance on sustainability reporting: Empirical study in the Australian resources industry. In 8th Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Governance (FMCG) (pp. 1-20). Wellington, New Zealand: Elsevier. Original article available here

Abstract

This empirical study evaluates the impact of corporate governance on sustainability reporting by investigating companies operating in the Australia’s resources industry. Specifically, this study investigates the relationships between the total disclosures and, separately, the three aspects of sustainability disclosures - economic, environmental and social - and various attributes of board composition, including independent directors, multiple directorship, and women directors. Significant positive correlations were found between sustainability disclosures and the proportion of independent directors, multiple directorships and women directors on the board. Companies without CEO duality and those with a sustainability committee disclosed more sustainability information. These results provide empirical evidence to support that companies with greater board diversity that promotes more effective corporate governance are providing greater extent of sustainability disclosures.

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