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Note: "Although it’s true that some researchers have found a relationship between ESG performance and financial returns, thus far they've merely established correlation. We don’t actually know if strong ESG performance causes better returns, or if both are a function of good management" (Parker 2021).

Here are some buzzwords/keywords to consider when researching this topic:

  • Sustainable corporate finance OR Sustainable investment
  • Green finance OR Carbon finance OR Carbon accounting
  • Ethical investing OR sustainable wealth management OR Impact investing
  • Green asset management
  • CleanTech OR GreenTech
  • Circular economy
  • Ethical climate
  • Climate capitalism
  • Regenerative finance

Berg, F., Koelbel, J. F., & Rigobon, R. (2019). Aggregate confusion: The divergence of ESG ratings. Review of Financehttps://academic.oup.com/rof/article/26/6/1315/6590670

  •   1,793 Google Scholar citations (March 2024)

Garcia, A. S., Mendes-Da-Silva, W., & Orsato, R. J. (2017). Sensitive industries produce better ESG performance: Evidence from emerging markets. Journal of Cleaner Production150, 135-147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.02.180

  •   644 Google Scholar citations (March 2024)

Latapí Agudelo, M. A., Jóhannsdóttir, L., & Davídsdóttir, B. (2019). A literature review of the history and evolution of corporate social responsibility. International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility4(1), 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40991-018-0039-y

  •   849 Google Scholar citations (March 2024)

Xie, J., Nozawa, W., Yagi, M., Fujii, H., & Managi, S. (2019). Do environmental, social, and governance activities improve corporate financial performance?. Business Strategy and the Environment28(2), 286-300. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdfdirect/10.1002/bse.2224

  •   614 Google Scholar citations (March 2024)

Yu, E. P. Y., Van Luu, B., & Chen, C. H. (2020). Greenwashing in environmental, social and governance disclosures. Research in International Business and Finance52, 101192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2020.101192

  •   358 Google Scholar citations (March 2024)

Khan, M. A. (2022). ESG disclosure and Firm performance: A bibliometric and meta analysis. Research in International Business and Finance61, 101668. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2022.101668 

  •  165 Google citations (March 2024)