Smart statements - an analysis of organizational green statements

Shaun Ngoh, Savanid Vatanasakdakul, Stephen Smith

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Green Statements are at the forefront environmental disclosure communications. However the reporting practice is still in its relative infancy and the thematic content of these statements is uncertain. This paper seeks to identify the key themes contained with Green Statements and the differences between Statements produced in different contexts. The research utilizes Qualitative thematic analysis to identify the major themes underlying organizational Green Statements. The study draws from 131 Green Statements and compares them through a process of cross-analysis. It was found that Public Sector Green Statements are heavily influenced by their national context. However, there are still baseline themes common in both Private and Public sector Green Statements. The study concludes that the content of Green statements is shaped by an organization's internal and external context. Further research may wish to investigate the propensity of governments to influence private sector reporting behavior though their own Green Statements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2014
Place of PublicationSan Francisco
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages11
VolumeGreen IS and Sustainability
ISBN (Print)9780692253205
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
Event20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS - 2014 - Savannah, United States
Duration: 7 Aug 20149 Aug 2014


Other20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS - 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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