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C/F/1041. Dissertation. The increasing demands for disclosure of social and environmental information: Implications for big companies

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2011
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This dissertation aims to assess the influences that big companies have on the increasing demand for the disclosure of social and environmental information. The study aims to identify the factors that determine the disclosure of social and environmental information, to assess the consequences of growing demand of disclosure Social and environmental information, both positive and negative sides, and to examine the relationship between the disclosure of social and environmental information and financial performance. The review of literature discusses topics like the evolution of social and environmental accounting (SEA), social and environmental accounting take up, social disclosure, and environmental disclosure. Data is collected through use of case study analysis. The companies examined are Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Marks and Spencer, British Airways, Tesco, Toyota, Nike Inc, and Procter and Gamble. The company background, factors determining SEA disclosure, consequences of increased SEA disclosure, and the relationship between increased SEA disclosure and financial performance are examined for each case study. All of the results are discussed, and the paper provides recommendations.

 

KEYWORDS: Dissertation, social and environmental accounting, SEA, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Marks and Spencer, British Airways, Tesco, Toyota, Nike Inc, Procter and Gamble, social and environmental information,

 
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