The availability of non-financial information including environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data has skyrocketed in the last two decades. The information on ESG scores is valuable for understanding whether companies are explicitly considering ESG targets, developing plans to incorporate these targets into their businesses, and assessing to what extent the companies successfully reach these targets. In fact, the higher the ESG score, the better the company's performance should be with respect to ESG targets. The explicit incorporation of ESG targets could lead towards transitioning to sustainable and socially responsible businesses capable of dealing with grand societal challenges. While ESG has been mostly explored from an investor's point of view, this structured review takes a company's perspective. By analysing the citation network using CitNetExplorer, two important managerial trends are identified: 1) the characteristics of CEOs and their boards affect ESG disclosure and performance; 2) ESG disclosure influences access to debt financing, cost of capital, and financial performance.

Environmental social governance information and disclosure from a company perspective: a structured literature review / Bax, Karoline; Paterlini, Sandra. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 1368-4892. - 2022, 23:3(2022), pp. 304-322. [10.1504/IJBPM.2022.123824]

Environmental social governance information and disclosure from a company perspective: a structured literature review

Bax, Karoline;Paterlini, Sandra
2022-01-01

Abstract

The availability of non-financial information including environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data has skyrocketed in the last two decades. The information on ESG scores is valuable for understanding whether companies are explicitly considering ESG targets, developing plans to incorporate these targets into their businesses, and assessing to what extent the companies successfully reach these targets. In fact, the higher the ESG score, the better the company's performance should be with respect to ESG targets. The explicit incorporation of ESG targets could lead towards transitioning to sustainable and socially responsible businesses capable of dealing with grand societal challenges. While ESG has been mostly explored from an investor's point of view, this structured review takes a company's perspective. By analysing the citation network using CitNetExplorer, two important managerial trends are identified: 1) the characteristics of CEOs and their boards affect ESG disclosure and performance; 2) ESG disclosure influences access to debt financing, cost of capital, and financial performance.
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Bax, Karoline; Paterlini, Sandra
Environmental social governance information and disclosure from a company perspective: a structured literature review / Bax, Karoline; Paterlini, Sandra. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 1368-4892. - 2022, 23:3(2022), pp. 304-322. [10.1504/IJBPM.2022.123824]
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