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The "Best Corporate Citizens": Are They Good for Their Shareholders?

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  • Greg Filbeck
  • Raymond Gorman
  • Xin Zhao

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Since 2000, "Business Ethics" magazine has published a list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Our event study finds significant positive abnormal returns for new companies added to the annual listing on the press release date of the survey, both initially and in subsequent survey releases. Over longer holding periods, the top 100 companies consistently outperform the S&P 500, yet are not significantly different from a matched set of companies, with the exception of the initial survey year (2000). However, a rebalancing strategy based on new additions outperforms both the S&P 500 and a matched portfolio. Copyright (c) 2009, The Eastern Finance Association.

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  • Greg Filbeck & Raymond Gorman & Xin Zhao, 2009. "The "Best Corporate Citizens": Are They Good for Their Shareholders?," The Financial Review, Eastern Finance Association, vol. 44(2), pages 239-262, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:finrev:v:44:y:2009:i:2:p:239-262
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    1. Jacquelyn Humphrey & David Tan, 2014. "Does it Really Hurt to be Responsible?," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 122(3), pages 375-386, July.
    2. Humphrey, Jacquelyn E. & Lee, Darren D. & Shen, Yaokan, 2012. "Does it cost to be sustainable?," Journal of Corporate Finance, Elsevier, vol. 18(3), pages 626-639.
    3. Ammann, Manuel & Bauer, Christopher & Fischer, Sebastian & Mueller, Philipp, 2017. "Tha Impact of the Morningstar Sustainability Rating on Mutual Fund Flows," Working Papers on Finance 1718, University of St. Gallen, School of Finance, revised Nov 2017.
    4. Greg Filbeck & Raymond Gorman & Xin Zhao, 2013. "Are the best of the best better than the rest? The effect of multiple rankings on company value," Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Springer, vol. 41(4), pages 695-722, November.

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