Working Paper

Do Investors Value Sustainability? A Natural Experiment Examining Ranking and Fund Flows

Examining a shock to the salience of the sustainability of the US mutual fund market, we present causal evidence that investors marketwide value sustainability. Being categorized as low sustainability resulted in net outflows of more than $12...Read more

Samuel M. Hartzmark
Abigail B. Sussman
19 July 2018

Social Capital, Trust, and Firm Performance: The Value of Corporate Social Responsibility during the Financial Crisis

We study the extent to which a firm's social capital, as measured by the intensity of a firm's corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, affects firm performance during the 2008-2009 financial crisis. We find that high-CSR firms have...Read more

Henri Servaes
01 February 2015

The relationship between public listing, context, multi-nationality and internal CSR

Are MNEs more socially responsible, and where is this more likely to occur? Are rms less responsible in emerging or transitional economies, and what impact does the dominant national corporate governance regime have? We explore the association...Read more

Salim Chahine
Marc Goergen
10 December 2017