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Exploring social origins in the construction of ESG measures

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As both demand and supply for information about companies’ sustainability performance continues to grow, many investors complain that the ESG data universe is getting too complex and confusing. Several studies have shown how rating agencies and data vendors display very little agreement on how to construct and use ESG measures. While commending these findings, we argue that only studying how data diverges is missing the insights of a more substantial question about the why of this divergence....

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Published
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Reviewed (other)

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10.2139/ssrn.3212685

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Saïd Business School
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Saïd Business School
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-1142-9315
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
SSRN Electronic Journal More from this journal
Publication date:
2018-08-01
Acceptance date:
2018-06-01
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EISSN:
1556-5068
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1113208
Local pid:
pubs:1113208
Deposit date:
2020-06-19

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