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Milo Bianchi (University of Toulouse)

6 July 2022 @ 12:00 - 13:00


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6 July 2022
12:00 - 13:00
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“Are We Becoming Greener? Life-time Experiences and Responsible Investment”

Abstract. We exploit account-level data from the Shanghai Stock Exchange to investigate how life-time experiences affect individual investors’ demand for ESG stocks. We show that ESG demand is shaped by economic and non-economic experiences, such as growing up in a region with more pro-social values, being exposed to increased pollution or to a natural disaster. Recent experiences tend to matter more, and non-economic experiences are particularly important to explain how investors change their ESG demand during their trading life. We provide suggestive evidence that these experiences affect investors’ intrinsic preferences for ESG stocks.