SHS Web Conf.
Volume 36, 2017The 2016 4th International Conference on Governance and Accountability (2016 ICGA)
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||24 July 2017|
The Effects of Environmental, Social and Governance on the Corporate Performance of Malaysian Government-Linked Companies
Department of Accounting, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Pahang, Malaysia
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This study examines the impacts of ESG on the corporate performance government-linked companies (GLCs) in Malaysia. For the period 2006-2012, ESG disclosure data were extracted from the Sustainalytics ESG performance reports, while financial data were obtained from the Bloomberg database. Data development analysis (DEA) was used to estimate efficiency in the first stage; a regression analysis was performed to test the relationship between ESG and efficiency in the second stage. The empirical results of this study show that GLCs focused more on governance disclosures, followed by social and environmental aspects. Moreover, governance will improve firm efficiency, but social and environmental factors have no similar effect. In conclusion, this study provides insight on the limited literature on ESG and informs the relevant stakeholders on the important ESG components for financial and investment decisions.
Key words: Environmental / Social and Governance (ESG) / firm efficiency / data envelopment analysis / government-linked companies
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