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Environmental management of bank loans granted to companies in Europe and China : three empirical investigations

Abstract : In this doctoral research, we investigate how corporate environmental management (CEM) is taken in account in lending decision-making of banks to corporations in Europe and China. We also identify motivational factors and barriers of including CEM into bank lending. Our thesis is based on three empirical papers. In the first paper, we establish a 20-item evaluation framework of 50 banks in Europe between 2016 and 2018. We also explore how stakeholder power and banks’ characteristics influence banks’ level of CEM inclusion in lending. The second paper explores the perception of CEM in the lending business from the lenders’ perspective with a survey of 110 bank managers in France and Luxembourg in 2019. In addition, the study examines the influence of institutional motivations on bank managers’ perception of CEM. In the third paper, we focus on clarifying the difficulties associated with green credit implementation by investigating 240 Chinese bank managers in 2019. This study identifies challenges Chinese banks currently face according to their different ownership structures. We argue in this thesis that banks, as capital providers to corporations, can play a central role in influencing the decisions of borrowing corporations to reduce their impact on the environment if banks consider including CEM into their lending decision-making.
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Junmei Qi. Environmental management of bank loans granted to companies in Europe and China : three empirical investigations. Business administration. Université de Lorraine, 2020. English. ⟨NNT : 2020LORR0160⟩. ⟨tel-03342310⟩



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