Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
This study builds on prior research that has reported a positive stock market reaction upon a firm’s announcement of an upcoming green bond issuance. I analyze this distribution of cumulative abnormal returns after a green bond announcement, how this market reaction changes depending on a firm’s industry and geography. Namely, this study indicates that companies whose cash flows rely more heavily on environmentally-unfriendly practices have a greater chance of having a negative stock response if they decide to issue green bonds. Green bonds have become increasingly popular over the last ten years, and with many companies worldwide seeking carbon neutrality by 2040 in compliance with the Paris Climate Accords, executives are deciding whether green bonds are a viable option to fund sustainability projects and signal a commitment to the environment.
Kimball, William, "An Analysis of Market Reactions to Green Bond Announcements" (2022). CMC Senior Theses. 2981.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.