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Title: Mentoring Islamic banks: the extent of the adoption of Bangladeshi CSR disclosure practices by Jaiz Bank Nigeria

Authors: Umar Habibu Umar; Md Harashid Haron; Sulaiman Musa

Addresses: Department of Accounting, Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano, Nigeria ' Accounting Section, School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia ' Department of Accountancy, School of Management Studies, Kano State Polytechnic, Kano, Nigeria

Abstract: This study explored the extent of adopting Bangladeshi Islamic banking industry CSR disclosure practices by Jaiz Bank Nigeria, Plc (Jaiz Bank hereafter). This is because Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL henceforth) mentored Jaiz Bank for many years. Hence, Jaiz Bank is expected to substantially adopt the disclosure practices of IBBL. The data were generated from the annual reports and accounts of the two banks from 2013 to 2018. The findings of the study showed that Jaiz Bank and IBBL fall within the same range of disclosure indexes for the marketplace and employment dimensions. But in the case of community and social development and environmental dimensions, the disclosure indexes of IBBL exceeded those of Jaiz Bank. The widest gap exists in the case of the environmental disclosure index whereby IBBL was found to have strongly disclosed environmental issues but Jaiz Bank did not.

Keywords: corporate social responsibility; CSR; Islamic Banks; Jaiz Bank Nigeria; Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited; IBBL; CSR disclosure practices.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBGE.2022.119361

International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 2022 Vol.16 No.1, pp.106 - 127

Received: 14 Aug 2020
Accepted: 16 Nov 2020

Published online: 01 Dec 2021 *

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