practices therefore is now viewed favorably by most of the investors and ethical investment has now become a reality wherein investors prefer to invest into the firms which demonstrate a consistent history of good corporate governance and ethical performance to support their overall financial performance. This often result into obtaining the long term financial benefits also as firms with stronger corporate governance and environmental friendly policies tend to perform better.
This report will basically attempt to evaluate the performance of Nissan, Rio Tinto and Vestas and will describe their financial, corporate governance performance, environmental protection credentials as well some of the contextual factors which may affect their overall performance. The basic aim of this report is therefore to present a comprehensive set of recommendations to invest a sum of $100,000 in any of three companies based on the analysis presented in this report.
This recommendations presented in this report will be based on the secondary sources therefore all the data presented will be sourced from other sources and all the analysis will be based on the already available data on these three companies.
Nissan Motor Co Ltd is a Japan based automobile company with major emphasis on the design and development of automobiles and subsequently selling them around the world. Nissan offers wide range of products including passenger cars, trucks, buses as well as other special type of vehicles. The products of the firm are manufactured in four different manufacturing facilities located in Japan, US and other countries.
A closer analysis of financial performance of the firm will indicate that its sales generating capability has declined over the period of time. In 2007, company’s sales were over $10 Bn however, the same has declined till 2010 showing a total decline of more than 28% during the period. At the same time, income of the firm has shown a great decline during the same period