Impact of Corporate Social Performance on Financial Performance: Case of Firms Listed on the Stock Exchange of Casablanca
This paper examines empirically the impact of corporate social performance (CSP) on financial performance (FP). The study relates to a panel of 32 firms listed on the Stock Exchange of Casablanca during the period of study from 2011 to 2017. The empirical findings obtained, by linear regressions on panel data, clearly find the lack of impact of the corporate social performance on the financial performance measured by the Return on Investment (ROI), Return on Equity (ROE) and Earnings Per Share (EPS) ratios. The influence of corporate social performance on financial performance is statistically insignificant. The financial performance of firms classified or not socially efficient are almost identical. Finally, the results obtained clearly show the absence of this causal link between corporate social performance (CSP) on financial performance (FP), which confirms the research hypothesis. Finally, since the relationship between these two performances could be non-linear, we can deepen this article using econometric methods that can analyze the non-linear effect such as quantile regression and the regime-change model.
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