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Ansvarsfulla investeringar: Undantag eller huvudregel på svensk fondmarknad?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Responsible investments : Exceptions or a general principle on the Swedish stock-market? (English)
Abstract [en]

The Swedish stock-market gives investors an opportunity to benefit from the global growth while financing companies invests and contributes to a socio-economic development. Parallel to the ownership of the funds also follows a responsibility as companies in the funds affect society and the environment. The growth of savings in funds, combined with an increased focus on sustainability has developed SRI (socially responsible investment). Therefore it is interesting to examine whether responsibility is an exception, which only concerns SRI-funds or a general principle, which includes the whole Swedish stock-market.

The results of the survey makes it clear that all the Swedish major banks actively works to integrate sustainability within the respective bank's business to achieve a more sustainable financial system. Thus concludes the investigation that responsible investments are a general principle on the Swedish mutual stock-market.

How responsibility is integrated in fund management differ between the banks. All banks use investment strategies such as negative screening, normbased screening and active ownership. However, only Nordea and Swedbank implement positive screening in all their SRI-funds. Based on our survey, it has also emerged that there is a need for transparency in the responsible fund market. Through increased communication and transparency to customers, increases the opportunities for a development of sustainable and responsible funds.

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Keyword [en]
Corporate social responsibility, fund management, socially responsible investment, SRI-funds, ethical investment
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-255675OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-255675DiVA: diva2:823122
Subject / course
Business Studies
Educational program
Programme of Graduate Business Administration (HGO)
Available from: 2015-06-22 Created: 2015-06-17 Last updated: 2015-06-22Bibliographically approved

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