ESG Sustainability Index and Environmental Efficiency in Taiwan’s Semiconductor Industry (68425)
Session Chair: Roy Francis Navea
Sunday, 28 May 2023 15:10
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 705
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation
In response to the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), a carbon tariff imported by the European Union to be taken effect in 2026 and the Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27), Taiwan’s government pledges to realize net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Taiwan’s society in general has expressed concerns about climate changes or global warming. Yet, concerns do not always accompany thorough knowledge to construct action plans. Therefore, we propose to conduct a research plan to study the influence of carbon dioxide reduction on ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) index from the perspectives of environmental efficiencies to provide insights for policy makers and business managers in making mitigation and adaptation plans. First, we will evaluate environmental efficiency incorporating carbon dioxide emissions and estimate the effect of carbon reduction on environmental efficiency by a Meta-Frontier Undesirable-Output Data Envelopment Analysis Model. Second, we will examine the direct and the mediating effects of carbon reduction on ESG scores using environmental efficiency results as mediating factor. Finally, we will synthesize empirical results and propose a panel data regression model using Taiwan’s semiconductor industry data to understand how sustainability initiatives, such as carbon reduction and environmental efficiency, influence ESG score.
Jwu-Rong Lin, Tunghai University, Taiwan
Ching-Yu Chen, Tunghai University, Taiwan
About the Presenter(s)
Dr. Jwu-Rong Lin is a Professor in the Department of International Business, Tunghai University. His academic specialty includes econometrics, methods of business research, international trade and industrial and managerial Economics.
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