Corporate Governance and Sustainability Reporting : A Literature Review

Siska Aprianti, Didik Susetyo, Inten Meutia, Luk Luk Fuadah Fuadah



Purpose - These research objectives to get an overview of the corporate governance's impact on sustainability reporting through a systematic literature review.

Methodology - The review method was conducted qualitatively through SLR in mapping existing research, with a sample of 62 articles published in 2012-2020.

Findings - The findings provide three categories for how corporate governance affects sustainability reporting. Board characteristics consist of 5 variables (board size, board independence, board meeting, CEO duality, CSR committee), board diversity consists of 7 variables (community influential member, board age, board expertise, board incentives, board education, board nationality and gender diversity), and the audit committee characteristics  consists of 4 variables (audit committee expertise, audit committee size, audit committee independence, audit committee meetings).

Research limitations – Since the subject of the study is major corporations, the findings cannot be generalized, however they will be the same for other study subjects like micro, small, and medium-sized businesses.

Originality - The research focuses on how corporate governance affects sustainability reporting and generates a thorough report on the predictor variables of sustainability reporting and its measurements in order to shed light on future sustainability reporting aspects.


sustainability reporting, corporate governance, board characteristics, audit committee

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