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Title Carbon emissions and company performance
Author Scheuer, Michael William
Department Department of Economics and Business
Institution Colorado College
Degree Type bachelor
Degree Name Bachelor of Arts
Type of Resource text
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Accepted 2009
Date Digitized 2009
Abstract As the world enters a low carbon economy, companies must begin recognizing carbon emissions as a risk to doing business. This paper develops several regression models that test the effects of carbon emissions on company performance, whether or not carbon-intensive industries have been hurt, and the ability of the carbon to revenue ratio to capture a firm's risk exposure from carbon emissions. Carbon emissions data comes from the Carbon Disclosure Project and company performance data comes from Mergent Online. The paper concludes that carbon emissions are a liability to company performance, but carbon intensive industries have not been adversely affected. The carbon to revenue ratio does have a negative impact on company performance and may be used by companies as a measure of carbon efficiency.
Keywords Carbon emissions
Company performance
Climate change
Rights Statement Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the author for permission to publish.
Extent 42 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Note (thesis) Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Note (bibliography) Bibliography : p. 40-42
Language eng
OCLC Identifier 436878535
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:1328
 
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