Recent research in the field of corporate governance highlights the necessity for the corporate leaders and all related stakeholders to perform their activity within the concept of sustainable development. This can be viewed as the request of the society, result of a numerous debates on the topic or conscious choice of the corporation. Sustainable development is not just a fancy public ration tool or a merely reputational instrument for the company. More often than not it is the most correct way to maintain long-term financial and operational success of business and recent scandals and billions of loses of the corporate leaders prove this statement better than anything else. That’s why it was decided by the international network of the Virtus Global Center for Corporate Governance and scholars from the University of Greenwich to establish the new journal which will help academics and practitioners to develop mentioned topic in terms of scholarly papers and find proper mechanisms and instruments of corporate governance within the framework of sustainability. We consider this publication as an effective instrument to put in order the debate around corporate governance ans sustainability efforts worldwide.
This includes the following areas of specialization:
- Business ethics
- Sustainable finance
- Corporate Governance and Reporting
- Accounting and disclosure
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Stakeholder’s engagement
- Performance measurement and management control
- Cash flows and earning management
- Ethical, social and governance (ESG) factors
- Integrated reporting
- Shareholder activism, shareholder protection and valuation effects
- Socially responsible investing
- Fraud and accounting scandals
Both theoretical and empirical submissions are encouraged. Empirical work must provide tests of hypotheses based on sound theoretical foundations.