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Independent Capital Group: The Importance of Sustainable Value Creation as an Investment Criterion

  • Mirjam Staub-BisangEmail author
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Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)

Abstract

Integrating sustainability in corporate strategy is a must-have today. In fact, it is the basis for long-term economic success and subsequently a central investment criterion for long-term oriented investors. Investment strategies are considered sustainable when they do not only consider economic criteria, but also social and environmental aspects as well as $#x201C;good governance$#x201D;. Sustainability strategies can be applied across all sectors and connected with every economic activity. The fast growing global volume of sustainable investments indicate this rising importance for investors. Case studies of leading Swiss companies operating in global markets show that a consistently implemented, comprehensive sustainability strategy brings significant economic benefits and shareholder as well as stakeholder value.

Keywords

Corporate Social Responsibility Supply Chain Institutional Investor Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Report 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Independent Capital Group AGZ$#x00FC;richSwitzerland

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