Unsustainable corporate profits


In 1996, the thirty U.S. corporations whose stock prices comprise the basis of the Dow Jones Industrial Average averaged total returns to their shareholders of 28.2 percent for the year, a substantial increase from the five year average of 18.3 percent. Each such increase in annual returns to shareholders further lifts the floor under investor expectations and increases the pressure on top managers to maintain such returns in the future - by any means.

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Date of last update
29.05.2019 – 18:11 CEST