Investor Engagement and Corporate Carbon Management
As the climate crisis comes to a head, more and more investors are engaging with corporations to push them towards better environmental performance to help limit global warming. Yet, there is inconclusive evidence on whether or not engagement actually results in greenhouse gas emission reduction in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement. My research project will use corporate data from the Carbon Disclosure Project to evaluate the carbon management quality of hundreds of fossil fuel companies, better understand what behaviors drive greenhouse gas emission reduction among fossil fuel companies, and analyze the climate financial risk associated with continued investments in fossil fuels.
Message to Sponsor
- Major: Economics and Data Science
- Mentor: Clair Brown, Economics