Several investment firms and mutual fund position itself as a provider or broker of opportunities for socially responsible investment. This case concerns the impact of these companies on listed companies. Focuses on the manager at ABB, a large multinational based in Switzerland, trying to be a leading company in the integration of principles of sustainable development into their business strategies. ABB managers must now decide what kind of relationship they want to have with the … Read more »

Several investment firms and mutual fund position itself as a provider or broker of opportunities for socially responsible investment. This case concerns the impact of these companies on listed companies. Focuses on the manager at ABB, a large multinational based in Switzerland, trying to be a leading company in the integration of principles of sustainable development into their business strategies. ABB managers must now decide what kind of relationship they want with the companies in the socially responsible investment community and the extent to which they should be, to the preferences of those companies considered in the creation of their business strategies.
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Forest Reinhardt
Source: Harvard Business School
37 pages.
Release Date: 29 March 2001. Prod #: 701082-PDF-ENG
Sustainable Development and Socially Responsible Investing: ABB in 2000 HBR case solution