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Investing for a sustainable future

“Investors see a strong link between corporate sustainability performance and financial performance so they’re using sustainability related data as a rationale for investment decisions like never before.”

“Investors Care More About Sustainability than Many Executives Believe”

“Understanding investor priorities is an important responsibility for a company’s top executives and its board of directors. Based on their understanding of investor interests, an organization’s leadership will often focus corporate strategy and behavior in one direction rather than another. If executives believe that their investors prioritize short-term profits, they will tend to organize sales, cost management, and research and development activities to maximize such profits rather than make certain long-term investments. With greater numbers of investors making investment decisions based on sustainability performance, it is time for corporate leaders to recognize that an increasing number of shareholders are (literally) invested in whether a company’s ESG activities connect with its financial success. How should corporate leaders respond to this growing interest in sustainability among mainstream investors?”

Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2016 Sustainability & Innovation Global Executive Study and Research Project

By | 2017-04-26T10:06:17+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|News, Sustainability|0 Comments

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