Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/146589
Title:
Investing in Sustainable Firms: Cavco Case Study
Author:
Gebert, Kevin Richard; Levine, Jay Asher
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Through the course of our undergraduate work the theme of corporate social responsibility has been an issue across different business classes. We have discussed the matter from marketing, management, and accounting and financial view points. In spite of the different definitions and desires for corporate responsibility, we have found that people seem to think that it is an important aspect of any company. We have taken an investing approach to this idea to examine a company's sustainability practices. First we attempted to provide our own definition of what it means for a company to be sustainable, from more than a merely environmental perspective. Specifically, we analyzed Cavco Industries' sustainability endeavors to illuminate what role they played in their overall business and how it may or may not enhance their value shown by their stock price. We have concluded that sustainability, particularly for Cavco, is becoming more the norm and more expected and as such has become a new area of competitive advantage for many firms.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Finance
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleInvesting in Sustainable Firms: Cavco Case Studyen_US
dc.creatorGebert, Kevin Richarden_US
dc.creatorLevine, Jay Asheren_US
dc.contributor.authorGebert, Kevin Richarden_US
dc.contributor.authorLevine, Jay Asheren_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThrough the course of our undergraduate work the theme of corporate social responsibility has been an issue across different business classes. We have discussed the matter from marketing, management, and accounting and financial view points. In spite of the different definitions and desires for corporate responsibility, we have found that people seem to think that it is an important aspect of any company. We have taken an investing approach to this idea to examine a company's sustainability practices. First we attempted to provide our own definition of what it means for a company to be sustainable, from more than a merely environmental perspective. Specifically, we analyzed Cavco Industries' sustainability endeavors to illuminate what role they played in their overall business and how it may or may not enhance their value shown by their stock price. We have concluded that sustainability, particularly for Cavco, is becoming more the norm and more expected and as such has become a new area of competitive advantage for many firms.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFinanceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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