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ESG Risks and the Cross-Section of Stock Returns

This paper studies the effect of ESG risks on shareholder value, using data from RepRisk to measure the risk exposure of a firm to ESG incidents. A firm has high ESG risks when it had many ESG incidents in the past. This paper shows that a portfolio of these firms generates negative stock returns over [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|New research|0 Comments

CDSB webinar: How to prepare for the TCFD recommendations

Center for ESG Research's Lead Researcher Jane Thostrup Jagd participated 13th July 2017 in an international webinar, with an audience from all over the world. The webinar was following the release of the final report of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures recommendations, where companies could explore how they might implement the recommendations effectively. [...]

By | July 16th, 2017|Presse|0 Comments

Bank of America: ESG is the best signal we have found for future risk

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) factors are too critical to ignore, in our view. In our earlier report ESG: good companies can make good stocks, we found that ESG-based investing would have offered long-term equity investors substantial benefits in mitigating price risk, earnings risk and even existential risk for US stocks – ESG would have [...]

By | July 2nd, 2017|New research|0 Comments