Asset pricing and impact investing with pro-environmental preferences

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Abstract

This thesis addresses the effects of investors’ pro-environmental preferences on asset pricing and impact investing. The first chapter shows how sustainable investing, through the joint practice of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
integration and exclusionary screening, affects asset returns. In the second chapter,
I use green bonds as an instrument to identify the effect of non-pecuniary motives,
specifically pro-environmental preferences, on bond market prices. Finally, the third
chapter shows how green investing spurs companies to reduce their greenhouse gas
emissions by raising their cost of capital.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Driessen, Joost, Promotor
  • Robert, C.Y., Promotor, External person
Award date16 Nov 2020
Place of PublicationTilburg
Publisher
Print ISBNs978 90 5668 634 5
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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