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Sustainability reporting: meeting stakeholder demands

Azlan Amran (based at Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia)
Say Keat Ooi (based at Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia)

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 3 June 2014

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to illustrate the emerging trend and importance of sustainability reporting, and proposes that stakeholder engagement helps gain insights into this rising trend to better understand stakeholder concerns. Pressure for sustainable business practices continues to rise.

Findings

Pressure from stakeholders compels businesses to prove their governance effectiveness, accountability and transparency through corporate sustainability disclosure. To cater to diverse stakeholder needs and achieve continuous improvement, it is important that businesses engage with targeted stakeholders and obtain meaningful feedback on their sustainability performance and reporting processes, which helps to meet stakeholders’ demands and improves businesses’ future sustainability agenda.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Citation

Amran, A. and Keat Ooi, S. (2014), "Sustainability reporting: meeting stakeholder demands", Strategic Direction, Vol. 30 No. 7, pp. 38-41. https://doi.org/10.1108/SD-03-2014-0035

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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