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Sustainability Reporting by Firms in the Nigerian Economy: Social versus Environmental Disclosure


Haladu, Alhassan and Salim, Basariah (2017) Sustainability Reporting by Firms in the Nigerian Economy: Social versus Environmental Disclosure. In: 2nd International Research Conference on Economics Business and Social Sciences, 11-12 July 2017, Park Royal Hotel Penang Malaysia.

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Abstract

Purpose: - There is need for specialization on individual categories of sustainability information disclosure.Attempts has been made in this study to make a comparison between the environmental and social categories of sustainability disclosure.Methodology: - Guided by the G4 sustainability reporting guidelines, environmentally sensitive companies in the Nigerian economy were analysed for 6 years (2009-2014).Separate assessments and comparisons were made between environmental reporting and social reporting on the impact, influence and significance of their relationships using Stata13SE analytical tool.Findings: - The results shows that firms performed better on social reporting than on environmental reporting in terms of higher sustainability disclosure rates and significant relationships.Research Implications: - The current trend of reporting sustainability information disclosure under both social and environmental reporting is encouraging considering the fact that disclosure on sustainability issues in Nigeria is voluntary.Practical Implications: - Firms in environmentally sensitive sectors are disclosing sustainability information than expected.Originality/Value: - The uniqueness in comparing sustainability disclosures between environmental information and social information.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISSN-2523-1537 Cover and Layout: Sobia Nasir, Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy Distributed by: School of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan Pakistan (www.bzu.edu.pk) Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy (www.globalcsrc.org) School of Economics Finance and Banking, Universiti Utara Malaysia (www.sefb.uum.edu.my)
Uncontrolled Keywords: global reporting initiative, social reporting, environmental reporting
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 01:40
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2018 01:40
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/24813

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