17. Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility through Nonfinancial Reports

  1. Dr. Øyvind Ihlen3,
  2. Jennifer L. Bartlett PhD4 and
  3. Steve May PhD5
  1. Elise Perrault Crawford PhD1 and
  2. Cynthia Clark Williams PhD2

Published Online: 28 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118083246.ch17

The Handbook of Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility

The Handbook of Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility

How to Cite

Perrault Crawford, E. and Clark Williams, C. (2011) Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility through Nonfinancial Reports, in The Handbook of Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility (eds Ø. Ihlen, J. L. Bartlett and S. May), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118083246.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Oslo, Norway

  2. 4

    Queensland University of Technology, Australia

  3. 5

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bentley University, USA

  2. 2

    Boston University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 24 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336344

Online ISBN: 9781118083246

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Keywords:

  • communicating CSR through nonfinancial reports;
  • nonfinancial reports on environmental and social issues;
  • voluntary and mandatory reporting of corporate information;
  • three generic modes of firm–stakeholder engagement;
  • nonfinancial reporting trends and greater accountability;
  • “soft” pressure, by advocates of voluntary reporting;
  • sanctions for noncompliance;
  • voluntary reporting efforts, ambiguity in compliance standards;
  • public disclosure, reporting information that companies must disclose;
  • future of nonfinancial reporting

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • An Overview of Nonfinancial Reporting Trends

  • A Deconstruction of Nonfinancial Reporting Strategies

  • Conclusion and Thoughts on the Future of Nonfinancial Reporting

  • References