7. The Financial Impact of Effective (or Ineffective) ES&G/Sustainability Management

This chapter reviews and discusses the financial impact of effective ES&G practices, from a theoretical standpoint and on the basis of what has been demonstrated through empirical, published research. This discussion builds on the concepts and terms introduced in the preceding chapter and demonstrates how financial market actors have evaluated and judged the outcomes of corporate ES&G activities. This chapter illustrates how economic and market theory and the bilateral relationships between capital markets and corporate ES&G practices have been expressed over the past 20 years or so. I explore what is believed and what is known about how making investments in ...

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