Marzanna Lament , Sławomir Bukowski

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The growing ecological, social and environmental awareness of the society leads to the situation where the necessary determinants of success of a company are no longer good financial results only, but also image-related aspects, which affect the way of corporate reporting. Non-financial reporting is a response to the needs of stakeholders of insurance companies for new information on environmental and social issues which are related to the implementation of the idea of corporate social responsibility (CSR). It is treated as one of the dependent variables that affect financial efficiency measured with the rate of return on equity (ROE). The aim of the study presented in this paper is to assess the impact of non-financial reporting on the financial efficiency of insurance companies on the Polish insurance market. A representative group of 43 insurance companies operating on the Polish market in the years 2004–2019 was examined in the framework of the research. The statistical data came from the database of the Polish Chamber of Insurance (Pol. Polska Izba Ubezpieczeń – PIU). The assumption that non-financial reporting has a statistically significant effect on ROE was adopted as the research hypothesis, and it was verified by a panel model constructed for this purpose. The study confirmed the research hypothesis, which will contribute to the development of a theory which assumes that CSR activity affects financial results of companies.


insurance, insurance market, financial efficiency of insurance companies, nonfinancial reporting, corporate social responsibility, CSR


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