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Hållbar avkastning: En studie av hur finansiella institutioner engagerar sig i företags arbete med CSR
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Sustainable returns : A study of how financial institutions engage in corporate CSR work (English)
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the perception of value and risk in CSR as well as analyzing how financial institutions influence responsible behavior in business in order to create sustainable economic growth.

Methodology: The study has a qualitative research method used by an abductive process. Data has been collected through semi-structured interviews with respondents from three venture capital companies and three banks. The sample of respondents was done through a convenience sample with respect to access and expertise in the research area.

Conclusion: The most important meanings of the research results have shown that CSR holds an intrinsic value concerning contributing value as its conceptual meaning in terms of sustainable development. CSR can also be regarded as a dimension of risk management to reduce the risk of negative externalities on corporate activities. Investors and financiers contribute to sustainable companies through active ownership and improvements in the CSR dimensions. Finally, research results demonstrated that the responsible behavior of companies contributing to profitability, which in turn is part of sustainable development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 71 p.
Keyword [en]
CSR, SRI, ESG, Responsible investment, Value creation, Risk management, Shareholder activism
Keyword [sv]
CSR, SRI, ESG, Ansvarsfulla investeringar, Värdeskapande, Riskhantering, Aktivt ägarskap
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20104OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-20104DiVA: diva2:534893
Subject / course
Business Administration - Management Accounting
Educational program
Tourism Management Programme, 180 credits
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2012-06-25 Created: 2012-06-18 Last updated: 2012-06-25Bibliographically approved

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