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Measuring environmental performance of banks: Evidence from Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) reporting banks

Alfred Bimha, Godwell Nhamo
Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences | Vol 10, No 1 | a3; | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jef.v10i1.3 | © 2017 Alfred Bimha, Godwell Nhamo | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 December 2017 | Published: 06 June 2017

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Alfred Bimha, University of South Africa, South Africa
Godwell Nhamo, University of South Africa

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Abstract

The need to measure the environmental performance of banks stems from the important role they occupy in the financial system as intermediator between savers and borrowers. Moreover, the growth in environmentally friendly business has created a need for banks to reconsider their business models. Potential investors are now looking for companies with green operations credentials. This study embarked on measuring and investigating banks, by country of origin, that are performing well in implementing their own environmental policies. Using the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) questionnaire answers, the study constructed an Environmental Management Performance (EMP) scoring index that was compared to the banks

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Environmental Management Performance; Sustainability; Stakeholders; Carbon Disclosure; Banks

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