The Effects of Environment, Society and Governance Scores on Investment Returns and Stock Market Volatility
International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 2020, 10(4), 234-239
6 Pages Posted: 20 May 2020
Date Written: May 15, 2020
Sustainability reporting and disclosure in India have received significant attention over the most recent few years propelled to a large extent by investors and policymakers. The sustainable business leadership forum (SBLF) has been closely working with many firms, owners of the companies, and policymakers to single out the relationship between investment and environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure. Besides that, SBLF has had a coordinated conversation about the anticipations, concerns, difficulties, and realities surrounding ESG estimation. This ESG criteria refer to three important elements that are considered by investors with regards to the ethical impact of firms and sustainable practices. As per the literature companies with higher ESG scores are better investment picks. This paper attempts to assess the volatility and returns of Indian companies and to measure the impact of ESG scores on returns and volatility with the help of panel regression.
Keywords: Environmental, Social and Governance, Environmental, Social and Governance Scores, Sustainability, Panel Regression, Investment Returns, ESG score
JEL Classification: D22, G11, G14, G32
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