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Förslaget inkom 2011-12-05

How do companies work with tomorrows cost regarding the environment?

OBS! ANSÖKNINGSTIDEN FÖR DETTA EXJOBB HAR LÖPT UT.
Företag/Company: CPM
CPM – the Swedish Life Cycle Center is a center of excellence for the advance of applied life cycle thinking in industry and other parts of society. We see improvement of the environmental performance of products and services as an important and natural part of sustainable development. The work within CPM is characterized by close and continuous interaction between academia, applied research institutes, industry and government. Our members are ABB, Akzo Nobel, Chalmers University of Technology, IVL, SCA, SKF, SP, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and Volvo Group.

Uppgift/Task:
Background
European Union has in IPP (Integrated Product Policy) mentioned an aim to include external environmental costs in products’ prices, Get the price right. But what are right prices? Getting the prices right could be described as internalizing costs, which means putting a monetary value on the externalities that arise due to for example air pollution that impacts on human health or biodiversity. External costs have to be correctly considered and included in a product’s price in order to give the product their real cost. Estimation of external costs is not an easy task due to lack of consensus of methods and also due to uncertainties related to the estimated values. This thesis will be related to another study about different methods that are available today for companies to find the right prices for products.

Task
How does companies working with tomorrow’s requirements and increasing costs on the environment? Is there a process today, to make decisions in the right way?

How else does companies’ working with tomorrow’s cost regarding effects on the environment etc? And what reasons does companies have? Price, ethical, knowledge?

Aim and method
The aim is to study and report business opportunities, profitability, related to the questions above. Interviews, web searches, literature searches.

Scope
A few business sectors may be chosen, such as transports and energy. The thesis final scope and boundaries will be dertermined in consultation between the student and CPM.
Förkunskaper/ education background
Examensarbetet är lämpligt för dig som läser ekonomi. Your education should be in the field of economics.

Omfattning
Examensarbetet omfattar 30 hp och ska helst skrivas på masternivå.

Ort
Göteborg


Kontaktperson Miljöbron/ Contact person Miljöbron
Maria Rydberg, tel. 0766-12 17 51

Ansökan/application
E-mail your Cv, cover letter and a list of taken courses to Miljöbrons contact person: maria@miljobron.se
Maila CV, personligt brev och kursförteckning till Miljöbrons kontaktperson: maria@miljobron.se


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