This paper investigates the impact of banks’ environmental engagement on their future stock price crash risk. Given the strong commitment of European institutions towards a low carbon economy, we focus on European banks, which are expected to be crucial actors in driving this challenge. Using a sample of 447 bank-year observations across 22 European countries from 2015 to 2021, we find a negative relationship between banks’ environmental engagement and future stock price crash risk, in accordance with the signalling theory, suggesting that a high level of environmental engagement corresponds to high ethical standards of bank managers and high levels of financial transparency.

Fiordelisi, F., Ricci, O., Santilli, G. (2023). Environmental engagement and stock price crash risk: Evidence from the European banking industry. INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF FINANCIAL ANALYSIS, 88, 102689 [10.1016/j.irfa.2023.102689].

Environmental engagement and stock price crash risk: Evidence from the European banking industry

Fiordelisi F.;Ricci O.;Santilli G.
2023-01-01

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This paper investigates the impact of banks’ environmental engagement on their future stock price crash risk. Given the strong commitment of European institutions towards a low carbon economy, we focus on European banks, which are expected to be crucial actors in driving this challenge. Using a sample of 447 bank-year observations across 22 European countries from 2015 to 2021, we find a negative relationship between banks’ environmental engagement and future stock price crash risk, in accordance with the signalling theory, suggesting that a high level of environmental engagement corresponds to high ethical standards of bank managers and high levels of financial transparency.
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Fiordelisi, F., Ricci, O., Santilli, G. (2023). Environmental engagement and stock price crash risk: Evidence from the European banking industry. INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF FINANCIAL ANALYSIS, 88, 102689 [10.1016/j.irfa.2023.102689].
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