The Effect of Corporate Governance Mechanisms on Integrated Reporting (IR) Quality: The Case of FTSE100 Companies
Purpose: The study assessed board size, gender diversity, board independence, board role, duality, environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and CSR strategy listed on the London FTSE100. We analyze the impact on the quality of companies' integrated reporting. Design/Methodology/Approach: Hypotheses were tested using regression models on a sample of 97 publicly traded companies over thw period 2012- 2020. An integrated report quality dashboard (IR) was used to measure report quality. Findings: The results show that the quality of integrated reporting is significantly and positively impacted by board independence, board activity, duality, environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, and CSR strategy increase. Practical implications: This study contributes to the literature by revealing several non-economic factors that influence IR quality. Originality value: To the authors' knowledge, this is the first study to focus on IR quality in the context of public companies.