Board Composition Diversity and Corporate Social Reporting: An Empirical Study in Bangladesh Perspective

Ashok Chakraborty

Abstract


The study examines the relationship between diversity of firm’s board composition and corporate social responsibility reporting of Bangladeshi listed commercial banking firms in the period from 2011 to 2015. Corporate social responsibility disclosure index indicates lower level of disclosure issues with extensive narrative discussion. The study finds significant positive relationship of board activity, board expertise with corporate social responsibility disclosure. It is also found that board ownership and CEO/ chairman duality are negatively associated with corporate social responsibility disclosure having negative impact on bank’s corporate social performance and reporting. The study did not find any evidence related with independent board members to have significant positive impact on CSR disclosure of banking firms. The findings of the study are expected to have important implications for wider stakeholder society and will create further research scope in future.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijafr.v7i2.12162

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