The objective of the chapter is to analyse the impact that CSR (corporate social responsibility) training had on non-financial information that is contained in financial statements following the EU directive 2014/95/EU and the Italian law: 254/2016. Literature review is based on institutional theory and social and environmental accounting as emancipatory tool to ameliorate the quality of life. The case analysed is the territory of Rimini, Italy. The case has been chosen because Rimini represents one of the most important concentrations within the hospitality and tourism industry in Europe. Another reason is that in the area of Rimini, 13 years ago, CSR training courses had been promoted for profit-making enterprises by the Chamber of Commerce along with public and private organisations. These training courses created a very important background for collocating the new EU directive regarding non-financial information that must necessarily be contained within the financial statements of enterprises. The objective of the chapter is to analyse the impact that the CSR training had on non-financial information that is contained in financial statements following the EU directive 2014/95/EU and Italian law: 254/2016.
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