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Board Diversity and Environmental Sustainability Disclosure in Oil and Gas Companies: Evidence from Nigeria (Published)

This study examines the influence of board diversity on environmental sustainability disclosure in oil and gas companies in Nigeria. Communities that produce oil in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria have seen ongoing oil spills over time, leading to an intolerable economic situation. The goal of this study is to ascertain whether factors such as board size, board gender, board nationality, and board independence have an impact on environmental sustainability disclosure in Nigerian oil and gas companies. Ex-post facto research approach was used in this study to explore the cause-and-effect relationship between the dependent and independent variables. The study comprised of eight oil and gas companies in the Nigerian Exchange Group. Secondary data from 2011-2020 was used and panel multiple regression analysis was used to analyze the data. Results revealed  board  independence (BIND)  showed    positive  relationship with environmental sustainability disclosure,  but   was  insignificant to environmental sustainability disclosure, board  size (BSZ) showed negative  relationship  with  environmental sustainability disclosure, but was significant to environmental sustainability disclosure, while board gender diversity (BGD)  showed  negative  relationship with  environmental  sustainability  disclosure, but  was  insignificant  to  environmental  sustainability disclosure, board  nationality (BNAT) showed  negative  relationship with environmental sustainability disclosure, but  was also insignificant to environmental sustainability disclosure. This study concluded that reduced board size would lead to increased environmental sustainability disclosure in oil and gas companies in Nigeria. Despite the negative relationship between environmental sustainability disclosure and independent variables, it is still believed that board diversity has a great influence on information disclosure. It is recommended that both the government and management of these companies should be alive to their responsibilities in maintaining and preserving the natural environment.

Keywords: Corporate, Environmental, Governance, Oil and Gas, Sustainability

Corporate Sustainability Efficiency and Firm Value. A Study of Nigeria’s Deposit Money Banks (Published)

Concerns about climate change, and environmental sustainability have brought to the public fore the need for corporate organizations to incorporate sustainability information in their reports.  This study was carried out to examine the relationship between corporate sustainability efficiency and market value of listed Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria. The population of the study consist of all listed DMBs in Nigeria. Data for the study were obtained from published financial reports for the period 2017 to 2020. Findings of the study showed that social, economic and environmental efficiency practices have a significant positive effect on market values of listed DMBs in Nigeria.   The study also finds a positive but not significant relationship of bank complexity with market value of DMBs and recommends amongst others that DMBs should intensify efforts to ensure adequate attention is given to sustainability efficiency practices to attract higher stock market values.

Citation: Akprorien, Olum Fidelis, Otuya, Sunday, & Archibong, Etim Archibong (2022) Corporate Sustainability Efficiency and Firm Value. A Study of Nigeria’s Deposit Money Banks, European Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance Research, Vol.10, No. 6, pp.19-30


Keywords: Economic, Environmental, Firm Value, Social, Sustainability, corporate efficiency

Integrated Reporting and Implications for Accounting Curriculum in Nigeria (Published)

Integrated reporting (<IR>) has been promoted by influential international organisations as the communication vehicle that provides concise, future-oriented and strategically relevant information and integrates financial, social and environmental elements to providers of the capitals and other interested parties. Increasing adoption of <IR> globally envisages significant implications for accounting education and the accounting curriculum, for both professional and academic training necessary for the “new” corporate reporting protocol. This paper reviews integrated reporting literature to access the principles and frameworks and outputs articulated by these influential organisations. In view of the suggested reporting outcomes, fundamental guiding principles and the main components of an integrated report, it is envisaged that the “new” accounting curricula would focus more on the longer-term than the shorter-term, more on corporate strategic outlook than operational or transactional processes; more prospective rather than retrospective analysis and reporting on wider business performance metrics than on narrower external financial reporting data or audit compliance. While leading global professional accountancy bodies (e.g., ACCA & CIMA) have already fully incorporated integrated reporting principles within their curriculum at the professional level, only few universities outside Nigeria have incorporated integrated reporting principles or learning outcomes within their existing curriculum. The paper calls on Accounting Departments of universities to incorporate <IR> principles into their course offerings.

Keywords: Accounting Curriculum, Nigeria, Social Responsibility, Stakeholder Engagement, Sustainability, integrated reporting

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