Principles of Sustainable Finance

Author: Dirk Schoenmaker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198826606

Category: Finance

Page: 421

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Combining theory, empirical data, and policy this book provides a fresh analysis of sustainable finance. It explains the sustainability challenges for corporate investment and shows how finance can steer funding to certain companies and projects without sacrificing return, speeding up the transistion to a sustainable economy.
Sustainable Finance in Europe

Author: Danny Busch

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030718343

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 511

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The aim of this edited volume is to bring together the views of expert academics and practitioners on the latest regulatory developments in sustainable finance in Europe. The volume includes a wide range of cutting-edge issues, which relate to three main themes along which the volume is structured: (1) corporate governance; (2) financial stability; and (3) financial markets. With individual contributions deploying different methods of analysis, including theoretical contributions on the status quo of macro-financial research as well as law and economics approaches, the collection encourages interdisciplinary readership and will appeal to those researching capital markets law, European financial law, and sustainable finance, as well as practitioners within the finance industry.
Handbook of Research on Global Aspects of Sustainable Finance in Times of Crises

Author: Gok, Ibrahim Yasar

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799885030

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 442

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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.
Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Finance

Author: Mario La Torre

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030402488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

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Sustainable investments, although not yet working under a comprehensive regulatory framework, represent a growing, worldwide phenomenon. Such growth reflects the renewed public and private interest in environmental issues such as climate change, poverty and financial inclusion, as well as growing support from conscious investors looking to finance environmental and social initiatives. However, despite the interest that sustainable investments are gaining among governors, investors and practitioners, important challenges remain that must be addressed. Comprising a collection of research presented at the 2nd Social Impact Investments International Conference, this contributed volume offers a global analysis of the current state of the sustainable finance sector, proposing solutions to challenging obstacles and exploring topics including impact investing, social impact bonds and green banking. Providing real-life case studies from Europe, Latin America and Africa, this book is an insightful and timely read for scholars interested in sustainable finance, social impact investing, development finance and alternative finance.
Sustainable Finance in the Green Economy

Author: Agnieszka Bem

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030816636

Category: Capital market

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.
Information as a Driver of Sustainable Finance

Author: Nadia Linciano

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030937683

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

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The Sustainable Development Goals introduced by the United Nations in 2016 call for the significant mobilisation of finance. However, although sustainable investments are steadily increasing, there still remain large gaps within financing and the information that financial markets rely on is often incomplete or incorrect. For instance, the financial system has been structured around short-term frameworks and goals while the most pressing environmental and social challenges are long-term. Prices do not convey the cost of externalities associated with social and environmental challenges. It is therefore important to implement the effective pricing of externalities and create a common language and taxonomy between investors, issuers and policy-makers in order to best serve sustainable development. Addressing this challenge, the authors delve deeper into the levers that can be pulled within the financial system to prompt an efficient ecosystem of sustainability-related information, allowing social and environmental externalities to be incorporated into the decision-making process of all market agents. Incentives needed for investors, issuers and intermediaries are proposed along with regulation that can trigger these incentives. This book offers a comprehensive collection of chapters which explore the ongoing evolution of the European regulatory framework, providing essential reading for policymakers, practitioners and researchers alike.
Finance and Sustainability

Author: William Sun

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781780520926

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 325

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Drawing on the movements of corporate social responsibility, socially responsible investing and sustainable development, this title examines the making of financial reality towards social responsibility and sustainability, and offers an understanding of finance as a collective construct and endeavour embedded in societal context.
The World Summit on Sustainable Development

Author: L. Hens

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402036538

Category: Science

Page: 422

View: 927

This book provides an overview of the most important issues as they are dealt with in the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development’s Plan of Implementation. It addresses the science behind the discussions on poverty, production and consumption patterns, water, energy, Small Island Developing States, sustainability issues in Central/Eastern Europe and Latin America, and the role of the financial world in the sustainable development of education, science and research.
Making the Financial System Sustainable

Author: Paul G. Fisher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108909891

Category: Business & Economics


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The EU Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth is the most advanced and comprehensive policy agenda on sustainability in the world. But is it going in the right direction? Acting as a bridge between policy and academia, this up-to-date contribution to the global policy debate brings together some of the leading experts from the European Commission's High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, to discuss how the financial system needs to be reformed to promote sustainability. Finance has long been criticized for being short-term focused and concerned with maximizing returns to intermediaries, rather than with the interests of savers and borrowers. 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. A must-read for anyone working on financial sector policy and sustainability.