Corporate sustainability reporting of major commercial banks in line with GRI: Bangladesh evidence

Habib‐Uz‐Zaman Khan, Muhammad Azizul Islam, Johra Kayeser Fatima, Khadem Ahmed

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Purpose – This paper aims to examine the tendencies of sustainability reporting by major commercial banks in Bangladesh in comparison with global sustainability reporting indicators outlined in the GRI framework together with banks' predilection toward reporting 16 GRI financial service sector (FSS) specific performance indicators.Design/methodology/approach – Based on the GRI G3 guidelines, the paper investigated banks' reporting in five broad areas of sustainability, such as environment, labour practices and decent works, product responsibility, human rights and society. The 2008/2009 annual reports of 12 major commercial banks listed on Dhaka stock exchange were analysed and coded using a content‐based technique.Findings – The results show that information on society is addressed most extensively with regard to extent of reporting. This is followed by the disclosures prepared on decent works and labour practices and environmental issues. Furthermore, the disclosures of product responsibility informatio...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-362
Number of pages16
JournalSocial Responsibility Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2011


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