Promoting great Finnish growth stories and supporting companies in their quest to reach international markets and remodel their businesses has been an intrinsic part of our company since its inception. Creating value for each enterprise has been based on organic growth, domestic and international business acquisitions, streamlining operations, and improving market position and value chain efficiency. Investing is more than mere capital.
MB Funds as a responsible partner and investor
Our aim is to increase the value of the firm which is achieved through identifying and creating new business opportunities or remodelling existing operations. Company value creation is based on organic growth, domestic and international business acquisitions, streamlining operations, and improving market position and value chain efficiency. The sizes of our investees vary but most commonly they are well-established and growing mid-sized companies from different sectors.
Sustainable procurement is increasingly on the agenda and this presents both risks and opportunities. One risk is that Nordea could potentially be linked to suppliers with questionable business models, potentially generating negative media exposure. It requires the supplier to adhere to the core principles of the UN Global Compact within the areas of human rights, labor standards, environment and anti-corruption. Even if the contract with the supplier is not signed on a Nordea contract template, the code is still mandatory and needs to be part of the agreement. This applies irrespective of the products we are buying. Hence, interaction with suppliers regarding sustainability is mandatory before contract signing, and when renegotiating. Sustainable Procurement Sustainable procurement is increasingly on the agenda and this presents both risks and opportunities. We focus our efforts where they have the greatest impact, recognising that supplier segmentation is an ongoing process and continuing the work we initiated in All potential suppliers are pre-screened before contracting on a number of parameters such as country risk, sector risk, reputational risk as well as for compliance with sanctions. Based on the pre-screening, all high-risk suppliers are assessed using a sustainability questionnaire, which then determines whether additional engagement is required.
I've never understood that bit of the LDS culture. There's a reason so many Utahns are on anti depressants and anti anxiety meds. My nonmember husband and I have been married for almost 18 years. We are trying to conceive now, and I am contemplating if this was the right path for me. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Joanna has written a good answer here. I learned, growing up, that very principle, that you HAD to marry a member or your marriage was doomed.