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ESG Impact on Market Performance of Firms: International Evidence

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  • Hélène Pasquini-Descomps
  • Jean-Michel Sahut

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This study investigates how news-based scores in Environmental, Social and Corporate governance (ESG)will influence the monthly market return in the Swiss, US and UK stock markets. We are using a four-factor based linear model following during the 2007-20

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  • Hélène Pasquini-Descomps & Jean-Michel Sahut, 2014. "ESG Impact on Market Performance of Firms: International Evidence," Working Papers 2014-212, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipg:wpaper:2014-212
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    1. Justyna Przychodzen & Fernando Gómez-Bezares & Wojciech Przychodzen & Mikel Larreina, 2016. "ESG Issues among Fund Managers—Factors and Motives," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 8(10), pages 1-19, October.

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    ESG; Rating; Governance; Performance; Return; Kernel Regression.;

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