Impact of Corporate Hedging and ESG on Stock Price Crash Risk: Evidence from Indonesian Energy Firms

Febiriyanti Ayu Octaviani, Cynthia Afriani Utama

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Abstract

Corporate hedging and environmental, social and governance (ESG) affect the transparency of a firm’s information environment because they can reduce information asymmetry and volatility of cash flow. Focus of this research investigates the impact of corporate hedging, as a risk management strategy, and ESG on stock price crash risk in Indonesian energy firms. This study finds that both hedging and ESG do not affect stock crash risk. This may be caused by a natural hedge conducted by the company. Another explanation is, most energy companies in Indonesia that use hedging do not report the proportion of the amount of hedging on the company’s financial statements. Further, this study fails to find the effect of ESG on stock crash risk. This finding corroborates Silva (2022), who states that the benefit of ESG is less effective in developing countries like Indonesia, which are characterised by weak investor protection and regulation enforcement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-169
Number of pages21
JournalIndian Journal of Corporate Governance
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

Keywords

  • Energy
  • ESG
  • hedging
  • risk management
  • stock price crash risk

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