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Amygdalas, Emmanuil
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2015-05-30T12:00:24Z
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2015-11-01T01:00:14Z
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2015-05-30
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https://repository.ihu.edu.gr//xmlui/handle/11544/129
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Green Companies & Economic Performance
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masterThesis
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en
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free
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
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School of Science and Technology, MSc in Energy Systems
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2012
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Emmanuil Amygdalas,2012 , Green Companies & Economic Performance, Master's Dissertation, International Hellenic University
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heal.abstract
This dissertation was written as a part of the MSc in Energy Systems at the International Hellenic University. It describes the various elements that compose ‘green’ companies as business environmentally friendly entities. How they are defined, their philosophy, the problematic behind their green characteristics, their managerial elements & incentives. A thorough citation in literature is provided for the financial performance and the tools available for this assessment. The most important analysis tools are extracted for the use of this work. Literature review is also conducted on similar methodological studies of other academics for the purpose of this dissertation. A sample of 20 green companies is collected from a renowned sustainability index (DJSI North America). This companies are presented and their financial data are been gathered for the scope of the analysis. Empirical results are produced from the analysis of the key financial ratios, in relation with the comparative ratios of S&P 500 index. Finally useful conclusions are been drawn from the analysis of the empirical results. I would like to thank Mr Dimitris Psychogios, my supervising professor and the people of RobecoSAM Investment Company for their key contribution to my research. Finally, for this thesis being the last step for the finalization of my Msc project, I would like to offer my deepest thanks to my family for their support, the two honorable professors from my old days in the Technical University of Crete, Mr Dimitrios Emiris and Mr Nikos Matsatsinis for providing their references for me to begin this master and the people of IHU for their always kindest and valuable co-operation.
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ABSTRACT .....................................................................................................................3 1 INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................................6 2 CHAPTER 2. PROBLEM DEFINITION ................................................................7 3 CHAPTER 3 LITERATURE REVIEW.................................................................11 3.1 DEFINITIONS OF GREEN COMPANIES ................................................................11 3.2 DRIVERS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES OF ENTERPRISES. ......................................................................................................14 3.3 THE ROLE OF MANAGEMENT AND THE GREEN BUSINESS CONCEPT. ...............18 3.3.1 Leadership characteristics ...............................................................18 3.3.2 Needs of the leaders .........................................................................19 3.3.3 Management systems for sustainability .........................................20 4 CHAPTER 4 MEASURING FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE ...........................23 4.1 MANAGEMENT’S VIEWPOINT ............................................................................25 4.2 THE LENDER’S VIEWPOINT. ..............................................................................29 4.2.1 Forecasting financial requirements ................................................30 4.2.2 Valuation and business performance .............................................33 4.2.3 Summary ............................................................................................34 5 CHAPTER 5 SIMILAR STUDIES ........................................................................35 5.1 SUMMARY .........................................................................................................44 6 CHAPTER 6 METHODOLOGY AND DATA DESCRIPTION.........................45 6.1 GREEN COMPANIES .........................................................................................48 6.2 FINANCIAL DATA ...............................................................................................55 7 CHAPTER 7 EMPIRICAL RESULTS .................................................................57 7.1 PROFIT MARGIN RATIO. ....................................................................................57 7.2 RETURN ON EQUITY (ROE) .............................................................................59 7.3 RETURN ON ASSETS (ROA) ............................................................................61 7.4 RETURN ON INVESTED CAPITAL (ROIC). ........................................................63 7.5 EARNINGS PER SHARE (EPS) .........................................................................65 8 CHAPTER 8 CONCLUSIONS AND PROPOSALS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH ..................................................................................................................68 9 BIBLIOGRAPHY ....................................................................................................69 10 APPENDIX A ..........................................................................................................72 11 APPENDIX B ..........................................................................................................80
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Psychogios, Prof. Dimitris
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heal.committeeMemberName
Psychogios, Prof. Dimitris
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Hrakleous
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Dergiades
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School of Science &Technology, Master of Science (MSc) in Energy Systems
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ihu
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82
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