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Lönsamt att ta ansvar?: En kvalitativ studie om Private Equity-bolagens arbete med hållbarhet
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Profitable to be socially responsible? : A qualitative study of sustainability within the PE-sector (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Sustainability has become an increasingly important and current topic, where sustainable investments have increased tenfold in the last decade. PE accounts for an extensive amount of capital for Swedish companies, giving them great opportunities to impact the sustainable development of the Swedish economy.

Aim: The aim of the study is to analyze the extent to which PE-firms are incorporating sustainability as part of their business, how they have been affected by the heightened awareness surrounding sustainable development and if they believe that it can create value in their portfolio companies.

Method: In order to attain the aim of the study, a qualitative method was used. Semi-structured interviews were held with seven PE-firms and one interest association representing Sweden’s PE-sector.

Conclusion: The results indicate that PE-firms specializing in LBO-investments, generally, incorporate sustainability as part of their business to a greater extent than VC-firms. Moreover, sustainability is almost exclusively considered in the pre-investment phase, also known as the screening-phase. The value retrieved from sustainable activities does not seem to have a direct connection to a monetary reward and should therefore rather be considered in terms of becoming more attractive as an employer and in the face of investors.

Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Hållbar utveckling blir ett allt mer viktigt och aktuellt fenomen för företag att arbeta med, där hållbara investeringar har ökat tiofaldigt det senaste årtiondet. PE står för en omfattande del av finansieringen av företag i det svenska näringslivet, vilket innebär att de har stora möjligheter att påverka hållbarhetsarbetet i den svenska ekonomin.

Syfte: Syftet med studien är att undersöka och analysera i vilken utsträckning PE-bolag arbetar med hållbarhetsfrågor, hur de påverkats av en ökad medvetenhet kring hållbar utveckling samt om PE-bolagen upplever att det kan skapa värde i portföljbolagen.

Metod: För att uppnå studiens syfte har ett kvalitativt tillvägagångssätt använts, där empirin erhållits genom semistrukturerade intervjuer med sju PE-bolag samt en intresseorganisation för PE.

Slutsats: Resultaten tyder på att PE-bolag inriktade på LBO-investeringar, generellt sett, arbetar mer med hållbarhet än VC-bolag. Det går även att se att PE-bolagen främst arbetar med hållbarhet inför en investering, i screeningfasen. Det värde som fås av hållbarhet verkar inte direkt kunna spegla ett monetärt värde utan verkar snarare ge andra mjukare värden såsom att bolagen blir attraktivare både som arbetsgivare och för investerare.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 64
Keywords [en]
CSR, ESG, SRI, LBO, VC, PE
Keywords [sv]
CSR, ESG, SRI, LBO, VC, PE
National Category
Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-139041ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-A--17/02472--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-139041DiVA, id: diva2:1117315
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Master Thesis in Business Administration (Magisteruppsats i Företagsekonomi); Master Thesis in International Business and Economics Programme (Business Administration)
Presentation
2017-06-09, 10:30 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2017-08-15 Created: 2017-06-28 Last updated: 2017-08-15Bibliographically approved

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