Governmental and scientific news and insights on investor oriented environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data.

Does Compliance Pay? Firm-Level Trade and Social Institutions

How does international trade shape social institutions in the developing world? The research literature is conflicted: importing firms may demand their trading partners adhere to higher labor and environmental standards, or they may penalize higher standards that raise costs. This study offers the first large-scale analysis of how firm-level trade responds to information about social [...]

By |2017-01-10T12:48:28+00:00January 10th, 2017|CSR, Governance|0 Comments

Investors Care More About Sustainability than Many Executives Believe

Many executives embrace the conventional wisdom that mainstream investors care little about an organization’s performance on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics. Few companies make it a priority to communicate their sustainability performance to investors, or even develop a robust story about their sustainability performance. Why should they? Investors won’t shift their investments, the thinking [...]

By |2016-06-30T11:49:17+00:00June 13th, 2016|CSR, Firm Value, Indicators, Investors, Risk|0 Comments