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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.
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    2. Mohinesh Chandra & Alireza Tourani-Rad, 2021. "Do Investors Value Environmental Corporate Policies? Evidence from the Australian Market," JRFM, MDPI, vol. 14(3), pages 1-12, March.
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    4. Abdulaziz Mohammed Alsahlawi & Kaouther Chebbi & Mohammed Abdullah Ammer, 2021. "The Impact of Environmental Sustainability Disclosure on Stock Return of Saudi Listed Firms: The Moderating Role of Financial Constraints," IJFS, MDPI, vol. 9(1), pages 1-17, January.
    5. Marcel C. Minutolo & Werner D. Kristjanpoller & John Stakeley, 2019. "Exploring environmental, social, and governance disclosure effects on the S&P 500 financial performance," Business Strategy and the Environment, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 28(6), pages 1083-1095, September.
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    7. Justyna Przychodzen & Fernando Gómez-Bezares & Wojciech Przychodzen & Mikel Larreina, 2016. "ESG Issues among Fund Managers—Factors and Motives," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 8(10), pages 1-19, October.

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