DOES ECO-EFFICENCY REDUCE THE COST OF EQUITY CAPITAL? EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM INDONESIA

https://doi.org/10.22146/jieb.9966

Lisa Alviani(1*), Mahfud Sholihin(2)

(1) Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia
(2) Universitas Gadjah Mada
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


The objective of this study is to examine the effect of eco-efficiency on the cost of equity capital. The study hypothesizes that the implementation of eco-efficiency reduces the cost of equity capital. Using manufacturing companies listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange for the period 2010-2012 as data, and controlling for beta, company size, Book to Market ratio, and leverage; the study finds that the implementation of eco-efficiency may reduce the cost of equity capital. The findings suggest that companies should implement ecoefficency.


Keywords: cost of equity capital; eco-efficiency; ISO 14001; environmental accounting


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22146/jieb.9966

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