Green investment paper published, thanking the Library
14 Sep 2023
This publication demonstrates the continued excellence of the Library.
A paper was recently published in the British Journal of Management that looked at the motivations for corporations to offer “green” bonds over conventional ones (ie tradable loans with environmentally focused companies). The authors found that companies with a stronger focus on eco-innovation and those dependent on a green reputation were more likely to issue green bonds, and only limited evidence that companies choose to issue green bonds for their environmental benefits alone.
The paper made extensive usage of library subscriptions and support available at the Finance Zone, and supported the University’s sustainability goals. The authors have publicly thanked Phil Reed in the Teaching, Learning and Students team, for the knowledge and expertise provided by him and the business data team in Specialist Library Support service.
This paper was only possible due to the breadth and depth of the collections, and the team’s guidance on how to bring them together at scale. It used a combination of:
Refinitiv Eikon, Datastream and SDC Platinum (for market and company data);
Bloomberg Professional (for bonds issued and Moodys credit ratings);
Bureau van Dijk Orbis Intellectual Property (for green patents issued);
Dow Jones Factiva (for news about green technology);
FactSet (for institutional ownership).
Additionally, one of the authors of the paper was a current PhD candidate; it is great to be able to support students publishing research early in their careers