Corporate Social Responsibility of Islamic Banks in Malaysia: Arising Issues

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Wan Noor Hazlina Wan Jusoh

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) - Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies

Uzaimah Ibrahim

International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)

Date Written: April 01, 2017

Abstract

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) term has rapidly developed and is no longer a strange concept among business communities. As part of business entities and concurrently guided by Sharī‘ah principles, Islamic banks face even more expectations in performing CSR as Islamic financial institutions. On top of that, although Malaysia is at the vanguard in the development of Islamic finance especially in Islamic banking industry, there is a lack of discussion on issues pertaining CSR applications of Islamic banks. Using interview data with top management executives and supported by observations and document reviews, this study attempts to disclose arising issues regarding CSR applications of Islamic banks in Malaysia. It was found that there are significant issues that need to be addressed in order to ensure the efficiency of Islamic banks CSR applications especially regarding corporate social responsibility disclosure (CSRD), CSR department and CSR fund.

Keywords: Corporate social responsibility, Islamic banks, Malaysia, top management

JEL Classification: G30, P43

Suggested Citation

Wan Jusoh, Wan Noor Hazlina and Ibrahim, Uzaimah, Corporate Social Responsibility of Islamic Banks in Malaysia: Arising Issues (April 01, 2017). Islamic Economic Studies, Vol. 25, No. S, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3149546

Wan Noor Hazlina Wan Jusoh (Contact Author)

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) - Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies ( email )

Shah Alam, 40450
Malaysia

Uzaimah Ibrahim

International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)

P.O. Box 10
Jalan Gombak
Kuala Lumpur, selangor 50728
Malaysia

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