Does ESG affect stock market dependence? An empirical exploration of S&P 1200 companies shows the divergent nature of E-S-G pillars



Year of publication 2024
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Research in International Business and Finance
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Keywords ESG; Cross-quantilogram; Sustainability; SRI; Quantile dependence
Description The micro-level analysis uses the cross-quantilogram to measure quantile dependence between stocks in the S&P 1200 and the market with distinguishing factors of ESG scores. We employed the scores of seven major ESG data providers and their structural combination to capture the shared information. We found a systematic effect both on the level of multidimensional and unidimensional ESG scores. Moreover, we showed Governance scores create a counter-effect on the Environmental and Social pillars. In general, the high- and middle-ESG stocks tend to have lower dependence on the market during market downturns, with E and S scores pushing the dependence down and the G dimension pushing it up.
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