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Corporate Social Responsibility and Stock Returns: An Analysis of Corporate Social Performance and Corporate Financial Performance.

by Wesley, Griffin

Abstract

There has been a lot of research done in the past to determine the relationship between Corporate Social Performance (CSP), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Corporate Financial Performance (CFP). The results of past research have been divided and inconclusive. This paper examines how CSR scores, obtained from CSRHub, interact with stock returns on a quarterly basis. The models in this paper utilize an overall CSR score, and the Fama-French three factor mode (Fama & French 1993), to predict stock returns. Using five regressions, this study finds that there is a negative relationship between CSR and stock returns. While this result is consistent with that of Brammer et al. (2008), it is in opposition to the majority of past research which finds a positive relationship between the two variables.

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Administrative Notes

The author has given permission for this work to be deposited in the Digital Archive of Colorado College.

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Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College Tutt Library
PID
coccc:30825
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
35 pages
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
James Parco
Department/Program
Economics and Business
Degree Name
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Type
bachelor
Degree Grantor
Colorado College Tutt Library
Date Issued
2019-05