Martínez-Ferrero, Jennifer Vaquero-Cacho, Luis-Andrés Cuadrado-Ballesteros, Beatriz García-Sánchez, Isabel-María
[Journal:] Investigaciones Europeas de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa (IEDEE) [ISSN:] 1135-2523 [Volume:] 21 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 3 [Pages:] 129-138
This article presents a review of the studies on on boards of directors and corporate social responsibility practices in the banking industry. Several characteristics of bank boards, in particular independence and diversity, may impact their CSR commitments. By studying a sample of 159 banks in nine countries during the period 2004-2010, there is evidence that suggests that banks with more independent and diverse directors follow a path of socially responsible behaviour.
Corporate governance Board of directors Corporate social responsibility Banks