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dc.contributor.authorWegener, Matt
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-27T15:34:17Z
dc.date.available2010-10-27T15:34:17Z
dc.date.issued2010-10-27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/3088
dc.description.abstractThis 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.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectCarbon Disclosure Projecten_US
dc.subjectGreenhouse gases -- Economic aspects -- Canadaen_US
dc.subjectSocial responsibility of business -- Canadaen_US
dc.subjectCarbon dioxide mitigationen_US
dc.subjectClimatic changes -- Economic aspects -- Canadaen_US
dc.titleThe carbon disclosure project, an evolution in international environmental corporate governance : motivations and determinants of market response to voluntary disclosuresen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.Sc. Managementen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentFaculty of Business Programsen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Businessen_US


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