Sustainable value creation and Swedish companies
This week the investor collaborative project Sustainable Value Creation launched its report. The report reveals the result from a survey of the 100 largest Swedish companies working in the area of sustainability. The Sustainable Value Creation project was initiated in 2009.
The main conclusions from the survey are that sustainability issues are high up on the agendas in an increasing number of companies. Best practice examples include companies that integrate sustainability issues across all levels of their business and companies that have a board of directors that takes considerable responsibility for sustainability issues. However, the pace of change at a third of the companies is far too slow, and the gap has widened between them and the companies at the forefront. In general, these companies have few guidelines in place, a low level of transparency and a board that takes limited responsibility for sustainability issues.
To learn more read the report or visit www.hallbartvardeskapande.se.
Read the report in Swedish with an executive summary in English
Investors behind Sustainable Value Creation are Andra AP-fonden, DNB, Fjärde AP-fonden, Folksam, Första APfonden, Nordea, meta asset management, SEB, Skandia Liv, SPP, Handelsbanken Asset Management, Swedbank Robur, Svenska kyrkan and Tredje AP-fonden.