The E-axes Forum on Climate Change, Macroeconomics, and Finance

Funding the Fittest?

Yasmine van der Straten (University of Amsterdam) discusses an interesting finding of her research: investors reward carbon emission intensive companies that make an effort to become more green, as the risk premium is smaller for emission intensive firms that engage in green innovation.

The reaction of customers to corporate ESG performance

While there is growing evidence of the impacts of regulatory actions and investors on firms’ ESG practices, there is only scant systematic evidence on whether consumers are a possible group of influence. Frank Weikai Li (Singapore Management University) explores recent research which examines whether customers care about firms’ ESG reputation, and in turn, how their reactions impact firms’ financial and ESG performance.

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