Giovanna is Professor of Accounting at the University of Exeter. Her research focus is at the interface between corporate governance and social responsibility, broadly this involves: building upon a stakeholder-oriented approach to governance; investigating how governance (board and CEO’s characteristics) shapes firms’ social responsible activities and reporting practices; understanding the business case for CSR and exploring the role of CSR information for market participants and other stakeholders. Her work has examined the relation between corporate governance characteristics and sustainability, identifying a role for the board of directors in addressing social and environmental practices and disclosure. Currently she is interested in understanding the dynamics of shareholder activism on ESG issues.
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