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Corporate environmental performance, environmental management and firm risk

Corporate environmental performance, environmental management and firm risk
Corporate environmental performance, environmental management and firm risk
Using a sample of 1,632 U.K. firm-year observations from 2002 to 2013, this paper investigates the impact of multidimensional corporate environmental performance (CEP) on firm risk. Considering two dimensions of CEP, namely environmental management performance (EMP) and environmental operational performance (EOP), we find that EMP serves as an effective mechanism in reducing firm risk, and such an effect is mainly driven by the manufacturing sector. Meanwhile, there is no clear association between EOP and firm risk. However, our findings highlight a moderating effect of EOP on the relationship between negative EMP and firm risk. This provides new insights into the value of multidimensional CEP and suggests that the complex relationship between outcome- and process-based environmental performance is important for understanding the real effects of CEP on firm risk. Our results have important implications for managerial decision-making in strategy and risk management, as well as for policymaking in environmental regulation.
carbon performance, corporate environmental performance, environmental management performance, environmental policy, idiosyncratic risk, multidimensional construct
0964-4733
1074-1096
Xue, Bai
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Li, Pingli
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Zhang, Zhuang
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Xue, Bai
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Li, Pingli
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Xue, Bai, Li, Pingli and Zhang, Zhuang (2020) Corporate environmental performance, environmental management and firm risk. Business Strategy and the Environment, 29 (3), 1074-1096. (doi:10.1002/bse.2418).

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Using a sample of 1,632 U.K. firm-year observations from 2002 to 2013, this paper investigates the impact of multidimensional corporate environmental performance (CEP) on firm risk. Considering two dimensions of CEP, namely environmental management performance (EMP) and environmental operational performance (EOP), we find that EMP serves as an effective mechanism in reducing firm risk, and such an effect is mainly driven by the manufacturing sector. Meanwhile, there is no clear association between EOP and firm risk. However, our findings highlight a moderating effect of EOP on the relationship between negative EMP and firm risk. This provides new insights into the value of multidimensional CEP and suggests that the complex relationship between outcome- and process-based environmental performance is important for understanding the real effects of CEP on firm risk. Our results have important implications for managerial decision-making in strategy and risk management, as well as for policymaking in environmental regulation.

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Accepted/In Press date: 31 October 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 17 December 2019
Published date: March 2020
Keywords: carbon performance, corporate environmental performance, environmental management performance, environmental policy, idiosyncratic risk, multidimensional construct

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Local EPrints ID: 436789
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/436789
ISSN: 0964-4733
PURE UUID: 1784bfe9-c679-4369-b5d5-e490015cb23f
ORCID for Bai Xue: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8792-2021
ORCID for Pingli Li: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5020-9126
ORCID for Zhuang Zhang: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5369-3144

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Date deposited: 09 Jan 2020 17:30
Last modified: 26 Nov 2021 07:15

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Author: Bai Xue ORCID iD
Author: Pingli Li ORCID iD
Author: Zhuang Zhang ORCID iD

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