Fondanalytikers trovärdighetssyn och användning av hållbarhetsrapporter
Sammanfattning: Abstract Date: May 29th 2017 Level: Master thesis in Business Administration, 15 ECTS Institution: School of Business, Society and Engineering, Mälardalen University Authors: Manuel Yakob & Siham Belawni Title: Fund analyst’s trustworthiness view and usage of sustainability reports Tutor: Stefan Schiller Keywords: Sustainability report, sustainability accounting, fund analyst’s, fund manager, trustworthiness Research questions: - What do fund analyst’s consider characterize trustworthiness in enterprises voluntary sustainability reports? - To what extent do fund analyst’s use sustainability reports in their business analysis? Purpose: The purpose of this report is to contribute knowledge of aspects that characterize trustworthiness in enterprises sustainability reports and study the sustainability reports meaning and usage for fund analyst’s. Method: The report has a qualitative study to solve our research questions and a set of semi structured telephone interviews were used for our collection of data. Conclusion: The report demonstrates that several elements have an influence on the trustworthiness of enterprises sustainability reports. Presentation of enterprises business goals and sustainability risks and challenges are seen as elements that raise the trustworthiness level of the sustainability report. An audit carried out by a third part is also believed to enhance the trustworthiness view of the sustainability report. Furthermore, the report emphasise that fund analyst’s, to a great extent, consider enterprises sustainability reports in their business analysis. Sustainability reports are found to believe of great significance because they constitute an essential basis for future investment appraisals and valuations.
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