Implement CSR to improve firm performance: a reality or a legend evidence from France
by Karima Lajnef; Siwar Ellouz
American J. of Finance and Accounting (AJFA), Vol. 6, No. 2, 2020

Abstract: The investigation of sustainable schema to align economic, ecologic and social targets has been and it stays to be a key issue of multiple studies from various disciplines. It captures both shareholders and stakeholders' interests. CSR is in line with the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy for sustainable, smart and inclusive growth. In France, the law is becoming more and more exigent about the CSR application and disclosure in order to protect all stakeholders' interest. The fundamental aim of this work is to answer the question: does the company's engagement in CSR approaches have a real effect on their financial performance? We investigate the effect of CSR measured by ESG score on firm performance in France. Our findings provide an important insight and recommendations for different stakeholders including investors, financial analysts and regulators.

Online publication date: Wed, 14-Oct-2020

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