Sustainability in Finance

The volume presents an innovative analysis of current practices at both global financial institutions and banks in developing countries and ultimately offers a valuable consideration of the future of sustainable development.

Author: Marcel Jeucken

Publisher: Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.

ISBN: 9059720369

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

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Financial institutions are often the crucial factor in a society's progress toward sustainable development. Yet financial workers and public policy researchers are largely unaware of this role. Sustainability in Finance seeks to bridge this gap as it posits a theoretical foundation for a finance-policy partnership. The volume presents an innovative analysis of current practices at both global financial institutions and banks in developing countries and ultimately offers a valuable consideration of the future of sustainable development.

Handbook of Environmental and Sustainable Finance

The Handbook of Environmental and Sustainable Finance summarizes the latest trends and attitudes in environmental finance, balancing empirical research with theory and applications.

Author: Vikash Ramiah

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012803646X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 510

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The use of financial concepts and tools to shape development is hardly new, but their recent adoption by advocates of sustainable environmental management has created opportunities for innovation in business and regulatory groups. The Handbook of Environmental and Sustainable Finance summarizes the latest trends and attitudes in environmental finance, balancing empirical research with theory and applications. It captures the evolution of environmental finance from a niche scholarly field to a mainstream subdiscipline, and it provides glimpses of future directions for research. Covering implications from the Kyoto and Paris Protocols, it presents an intellectually cohesive examination of problems, opportunities, and metrics worldwide. Introduces the latest developments in environmental economics, sustainable accounting work, and environmental/sustainable finance Explores the effects of environmental regulation on the economy and businesses Emphasizes research about the trade-environmental regulation nexus, relevant for economics and business students

Sustainable Finance and Banking

They have a correspondingly crucial role to play in achieving sustainable economic development. This is the first book to explain how they can contribute, and the steps to take.

Author: Marcel Jeucken

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781853837661

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

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Banks and other financial institutions play a fundamental role in any economy. They have a correspondingly crucial role to play in achieving sustainable economic development. This is the first book to explain how they can contribute, and the steps to take. The first part sets the context of environmental imperatives and the responses of governments, business and financial services. Part 2 examines the initiatives already under way, and what else is feasible. Part 3 argues that more far-reaching change and revitalization of the economic system is needed and then describes how this can be achieved by the financial sector.

Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing

This book provides readers with a basic understanding of sustainable finance and impact investing including history, definitions of impact, current trends and drivers, future challenges, and an overview of the key players in the global ...

Author: Alan S. Gutterman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781637420027

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

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The term "impact investing" first appeared in 2008 and today the most commonly used definition is investing made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. A similar formulation was adopted by the G8's Social Impact Investment Taskforce: "the defining characteristic of impact investment is that the goal of generating financial returns is unequivocally pursued within the context of setting impact objectives and measuring their achievement." Impact investing has occurred in both emerging and developed markets and the goals of impact investors in committing their capital and ancillary resources ranging from below market to market rate returns. Impact investing has occurred in a broad range of sectors including sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, conservation and microfinance, and governments and private enterprises have turned to impact investing tools to address challenges that have arisen relating to the delivery of basic services such as housing, healthcare and education.

Finance for a Better World

Can shareholders and activists play a greater role in encouraging financial actors to behave more responsibly? These are some of the relevant topics that are explored in this forward-looking set of essays.

Author: Henri-Claude de Bettignies

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230235751

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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What has prompted the shift toward sustainability in numerous financial areas? Can investors' mindsets be changed to embrace a long-term view? Can shareholders and activists play a greater role in encouraging financial actors to behave more responsibly? These are some of the relevant topics that are explored in this forward-looking set of essays.

Social Economic and Environmental Impacts Between Sustainable Financial Systems and Financial Markets

Sustainable finance is a three - dimensional concept , coherent with the three pillars ( economic , environmental , social ) of sustainable development , which helps eliminate negative externalities and influence non - financial factors ...

Author: Ziolo, Magdalena

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1799810356

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 383

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Sustainable development is necessary to counteract and mitigate the impact of socially harmful forces in a globalized world. However, sustainable development and its organizations must ensure the effective management of their funds and beneficial financial frameworks in order to best realize their sustainable goals. There is a need for studies that seek to understand how to connect sustainable development and the financial world in order to maximize the economic and environmental wellbeing of the world. Social, Economic, and Environmental Impacts Between Sustainable Financial Systems and Financial Markets is a pivotal reference source that examines the funding and monetary utilization of environmental and socially-responsible entities. Featuring research on topics such as green taxes, intergenerational equity, and shadow economy, this book is ideally designed for government officials, policymakers, economists, financial managers, sustainability developers, and academicians seeking current research on the relationship between new sustainable financial phenomena and negative global externalities.

Sustainable Finance in the Green Economy

The 3rd Finance and Sustainability Conference, Wrocław 2019 Agnieszka Bem, Karolina Daszyńska-Żygadło, Tatána Hajdíková, Erika Jáki, Bożena Ryszawska. Finally, we can state that lack of efficiency in the public sector is a problem which ...

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Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 303081663X

Category: Finance

Page: 275

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This book explores issues related to green and sustainable finance which aims at the transformation of economies into a new, more sustainable model. It covers a variety of issues related to various financial areas, such as: corporate finance, public finance, monetary and fiscal policy, and risk management. The enclosed papers reflect the extent, diversity, and richness of research areas in the finance and sustainability fields, both fundamental and applied, and are beneficial to researchers, practitioners, scholars and policy makers in economics, finance, and international economics.

Making the Financial System Sustainable

The financial system must now take into account environmental, social and governance considerations to support a sustainable economy and this volume offers new insights on the way forward.

Author: Paul Gregory Fisher

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781108908269

Category: Capitalism

Page:

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"Towards the end of 2016, the European Commission set up a High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (the HLEG) with '20 policy leaders from civil society, the finance sector and academia' . They were joined by nine observers from industry associations and other stakeholders, and were supported by a Secretariat from DG FISMA. We were originally tasked with 'making recommendations for a comprehensive EU strategy on sustainable finance as part of the Capital Markets Union'. Privately the group were told that it would help if we could come up with a handful of practical recommendations that the Commission could implement as part of the work of developing the Capital Markets Union. By the end, our mission had become to 'develop an overarching and comprehensive EU road map on sustainable finance'. As a method of compiling input to EU policy, the approach of using an Expert Group was not new - but the outcome went way beyond any previous experience. During 2017 the HLEG broke new ground: the first such group to launch a public consultation and to have a huge, open conference in Brussels to discuss its interim Report . The HLEG met regularly for around 12 months, publishing its Final Report on 30 January 2018 - thanks to some outstanding chairmanship and secretarial support. Rather than a handful, there were over a hundred specific recommendations (in truth, no one has ever counted, exactly!) The Commission published its Action Plan in response just six weeks later (accompanied by another Brussels conference) and published draft legislation in May the same year. For the public sector, such speed was remarkable. But the urgency was warranted, and not just by the proximity of European Parliament elections. Progress globally on reducing greenhouse gas emissions (both flow and stock) is still not fast enough to avoid the high probability of climate-related catastrophe. Indeed, there are already events around the world leading to death and destruction - and financial loss - which are being amplified by global warming"--

The Business Case for Sustainable Finance

The book provides a truly global picture, drawing on the expertise of the foremost voices in the sustainable finance space. Dr James Gifford, Executive Director, United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment In this collection of ...

Author: Iveta Cherneva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136278192

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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In the world of finance, environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have until recently really only impinged upon the ‘soft’ domains of public relations, philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. The existing literature focuses on issues including how finance can contribute to environmental governance, the need for investment to mitigate climate change and how financial institutions should act in a responsible way when conducting their operations. However, very little literature focuses solely on why exactly, and under what circumstances, ESG factors influence the profitability of investment, insurance and lending activities and a systematic, rigorous business case for ESG finance analysis is largely missing. The aim of this book is to tackle and answer the question: ‘when and why is it profitable to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors into financial operations?’ and brings together fifteen original chapters written exclusively by leading finance executives, practitioners and scholars.

Handbook of Research on Global Aspects of Sustainable Finance in Times of Crises

Sustainable finance is a response to unfavorable economic, environmental and social changes occurring in the environment, mitigating their negative impact and existing inequalities, and at the same time stimulating positive directions ...

Author: Gok, Ibrahim Yasar

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1799885038

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 442

View: 979

Sustainable finance has been one of the emerging areas of finance in the last decade. With its emphasis on any form of financial services that take environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into account in decision-making processes, it can help to improve social well-being, preserve the ecosystems and promote sustainable economic development. Furthermore, it can contribute to economic and financial resilience, along with enabling sustainable recovery against crises arising from physical or financial shocks. The Handbook of Research on Global Aspects of Sustainable Finance in Times of Crises discusses theory and concepts, focuses on practices and strategies, addresses the recent challenges and trends, and presents future prospects regarding sustainable finance. It provides a global look at sustainable finance in a variety of contexts, along with highlighting contemporary issues in light of crises such as the climate emergency and the COVID-19 pandemic. Covering a wide range of topics such as climate finance, green finance, social finance, ESG investing and responsible banking, the book is ideal for corporate managers, portfolio managers, investors, financial analysts, researchers, academicians, students and policymakers.