Sustainability (green) initiatives and company's value - an examination of S&P 500 US companies Online publication date: Thu, 20-Aug-2015
by Beixin Lin; Agatha E. Jeffers; Silvia Romero; Laurence A. DeGaetano
International Journal of Society Systems Science (IJSSS), Vol. 7, No. 3, 2015
Abstract: The increased adoption of sustainability practices in corporations raises the question of whether these practices add value to companies and their shareholders. In this paper, we utilise a sample of the S&P 500 US companies to examine if sustainability (green) initiatives add value to corporations. Quantitative metrics and ratios are utilised as proxies for company value. The results of our analysis indicate that companies indeed increase their value by enacting sustainable initiatives. These results will undoubtedly lead to more informed and improved decision making by managers and stakeholders regarding the enactment of sustainable initiatives in organisations.
Online publication date: Thu, 20-Aug-2015
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