Voluntary Sustainability Disclosure, Revenue, and Shareholders Wealth - A Perspective from Singaporean Companies

Business Management Dynamics, Vol. 1, No. 9, Mar 2012, pp. 06-12

7 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2012 Last revised: 4 Jun 2012

Amir Khaveh

Management and Science University (MSU) - Faculty of Business Management and Professional Studies

Seyed Rajab Nikhasemi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ahsanul Haque

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abdolaziz Yousefi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 31, 2012

Abstract

There is an unprecedented growth among wide range of stakeholder’s attention to environmental and social performance, and disclosure by companies. People within a community are worried about natural resources, air and water pollution, as well as low income-tier group of the community. Companies started to perform in a way to minimize their negative and adverse impact on natural scarce resources, and practice some social-friendly activities in order to either build a shared value for long term purpose, and to gain customers and shareholders attention for short term purposes. Since environmental and social issues are associated with peoples’ right and public law, thus some governments have legislated certain rules and regulations and also have made CSR disclosure as a mandatory practice for public listed firms. But CSR disclosure is still optional in most of countries. Environmental and social performance and disclosure in Singapore are not mandatory. So Singaporean public listed companies perform and disclose their CSR activities voluntarily. Findings of this research show that there is a positive and significant relationship between environmental and social performance disclosure as well as revenue. This research investigated the relationship between environmental and social disclosure and shareholders wealth in Singapore; meanwhile it has found that there is a positive and considerable relationship between sustainability reporting and amount of paid dividend and share price as well.

Keywords: Revenue, Sustainability Reporting, Shareholders Wealth

Suggested Citation

Khaveh, Amir and Nikhasemi, Seyed Rajab and Haque, Ahsanul and Yousefi, Abdolaziz, Voluntary Sustainability Disclosure, Revenue, and Shareholders Wealth - A Perspective from Singaporean Companies (May 31, 2012). Business Management Dynamics, Vol. 1, No. 9, Mar 2012, pp. 06-12. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2071275

Amir Khaveh (Contact Author)

Management and Science University (MSU) - Faculty of Business Management and Professional Studies ( email )

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Seyed Rajab Nikhasemi

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Ahsanul Haque

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Abdolaziz Yousefi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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