Do investors react to environmental friendly news? An analysis for Spanish capital market

Francisco J. Callado-Muñoz, Natalia Utrero-González

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    Abstract

    This work adds to the recent debate in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and its effects on performance and firm value. By analysing Spanish companies participating in the IBEX-35 stock- exchange index, this paper empirically tests whether there is a significant price reaction to environmental friendly announcements. Using event studies methodology, the distinction among sectors allows for a better understanding of investors reaction. Results show first, that investors do act in response to this kind of practices and second, that the sign of their reaction depends crucially on the business of the firm and the sector where it operates. In this sense, results may help in reconciling the opposite views regarding the effects of CSR policies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)315-321
    JournalCorporate Ownership and Control
    Volume5
    Issue number2 C CONT. 2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

    Keywords

    • Corporate social responsibility
    • Event studies

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