Impact of Board Effectiveness on CSR and Firm Risk

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Type and Duration

FFF-Förderprojekt, January 2020 until August 2020 (finished)


Chair in Business Administration, Banking and Financial Management

Main Research

Wealth Management

Field of Research

Risk Management


The research project at hand sets a focus on the role of board effectives on a firm's corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy and firm risk. As such, it contributes to the literature on corporate governance and CSR with respect to firm performance. We build on a unique dataset from Canada called "Board Shareholder Confidence Index (BSCI)". The index was introduced by the Clarkson Centre of Board Effectiveness and Business Ethics (CC(BE)2), which is closely related to the renowned Rotman School of Management located in Toronto, and emerged out of the burst of the IT bubble and corporate scandals - such as ENRON (2001) and WORLDCOM (2002).

Project results:

Principal Investigator


  • Kaiser, L. (2020). Board Effectiveness and Firm Risk. Journal of Impact and ESG Investing, 1(2), 68-86.

  • Kaiser, L., Kimmerle, H., & Luan, T. (2020). Does Board Effectiveness influence Corporate Social Responsibility?. Presented at the 35. Workshop der Austrian Working Group on Banking and Finance, Online.