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The carbon disclosure project, an evolution in international environmental corporate governance : motivations and determinants of market response to voluntary disclosures

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dc.contributor.author Wegener, Matt
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-27T15:34:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-27T15:34:17Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/3088
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the factors associated with Canadian firms voluntarily disclosing climate change information through the Carbon Disclosure Project. Five hypotheses are presented to explain the factors influencing management's decision to disclose this information. These hypotheses include a response to shareholder activism, domestic institutional investor shareholder activism, signalling, litigation risk, and low cost publicity. Both binary logistic regressions as well as a cross-sectional analysis of the equity market's response to the environmental disclosures being made were used to test these hypotheses. Support was found for shareholder activism, low cost publicity, and litigation risk. However, the equity market's response was not found to be statistically significant. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Carbon Disclosure Project en_US
dc.subject Greenhouse gases -- Economic aspects -- Canada en_US
dc.subject Social responsibility of business -- Canada en_US
dc.subject Carbon dioxide mitigation en_US
dc.subject Climatic changes -- Economic aspects -- Canada en_US
dc.title The carbon disclosure project, an evolution in international environmental corporate governance : motivations and determinants of market response to voluntary disclosures en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.Sc. Management en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Business Programs en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Business en_US


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