Handbook of Environmental and Sustainable Finance

Handbook of Environmental and Sustainable Finance
Author: Vikash Ramiah,Greg N. Gregoriou
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2015-10-28
ISBN 10: 012803646X
ISBN 13: 9780128036464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

Research Handbook of Finance and Sustainability

Research Handbook of Finance and Sustainability
Author: Sabri Boubaker,Douglas Cumming,Duc Khuong Nguyen
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1786432633
ISBN 13: 9781786432636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The severe consequences of the global financial crisis 2008-2009 and numerous accounting frauds and financial scandals over the last fifteen years have let to calls for more ethical and responsible actions in all economic activities including consumption, investing, governance and regulation. Despite the fact that ethics in business and corporate social responsibility rules have been adopted in various countries, more efforts have to be devoted to motivate and empower more actors to integrate ethical behavior and rules in making business and managerial decisions. The Research Handbook of Finance and Sustainability will provide the readers but particularly investors, managers, and policymakers with comprehensive coverage of the issues at the crossroads of finance, ethics and sustainable development as well as proposed solutions, while focusing on three different levels: corporations, investment funds, and financial markets.

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Accounting

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Accounting
Author: Jan Bebbington,Carlos Larrinaga,Brendan O'Dwyer,Ian Thomson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN 10: 0429620950
ISBN 13: 9780429620959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This handbook showcases the broad spectrum of diverse approaches to environmental accounting which have developed during the last 30 years across the globe. The volume covers a range of physical issues such as water, carbon and biodiversity, as well as specific accounting matters such as management control, finance and audit. Moreover, seven chapters present environmental accounting issues that arise in the regions of Africa, Asia, Europe, MENA, North America, the Pacific and South America. The handbook also highlights future challenges in all the topic areas addressed as well as introducing new topics, such as links between environmental accounting and the circular economy, and the issues associated with animal rights. Edited by leading scholars in the area and with key contributions from across the discipline, and covering a diverse range of perspectives and locations, the volume is divided into five key parts: • Part 1: Framing the issues • Part 2: Financial accounting and reporting • Part 3: Management accounting • Part 4: Global and local perspectives • Part 5: Thematic topics in environmental accounting This handbook will act as a significant publication in drawing together the history of the field and important reference points in its future development, and will serve as a vital resource for students and scholars of environmental accounting and environmental economics.

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

Handbook of Research on Global Aspects of Sustainable Finance in Times of Crises
Author: Gok, Ibrahim Yasar
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2021-11-19
ISBN 10: 1799885038
ISBN 13: 9781799885030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Handbook of Green Finance

Handbook of Green Finance
Author: Jeffrey D. Sachs,Wing Thye Woo,Naoyuki Yoshino,Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 718
Release: 2019-07-12
ISBN 10: 9789811302268
ISBN 13: 981130226X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This handbook deals with various financial instruments, policies, and strategies in a policy-oriented approach for financing green energy projects. Recently, global investment in renewables and energy efficiency has declined, and there is a risk that it will slow further, Clearly, fossil fuels still dominate energy investments. This trend could threaten the expansion of green energy needed to meet energy security, climate, and clean-air goals. Several developed and developing economies are still following pro-coal energy policies. The extra CO2 generated from new coal-fired power plants could more than eliminate any reductions in emissions made by other nations. Finance is the engine of development of infrastructural projects, including energy projects. By providing several thematic and country chapters, this handbook explains that if we plan to achieve sustainable development goals, we need to create opportunities for new green projects and scale up the financing of investments that furnish environmental benefits. New financial instruments and policies such as green bonds, green banks, carbon market instruments, fiscal policy, green central banking, fintech, and community-based green funds are among the chief components that make up green finance. Naoyuki Yoshino is Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute and Professor Emeritus, Keio University. Jeffery Sachs is Director, Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. Wing Thye Woo is Professor of Economics, U.C. Davis. Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary is Assistant Professor, Waseda University.

Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance

Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance
Author: Othmar M. Lehner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 772
Release: 2016-06-23
ISBN 10: 1317678826
ISBN 13: 9781317678823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance brings together an international cast of leading authorities to map out and display the disparate voices, traditions and professional communities engaged in social finance activity. With a clear societal or environmental mission, foundations, individual and group investors, as well as public bodies around the world have become increasingly eager to finance and support innovative forms of doing business. Together, founders and established businesses alike are embracing new sustainable business models with a distinct stakeholder approach to tackle social or environmental problems in what they see as a failed economic system in crisis. As a result, the topic of social and sustainable finance is at the forefront of financial economic thought. This Handbook is divided up into three parts. The first, "The Landscape of Social and Sustainable Finance and Investments", comprises of chapters from a multitude of perspectives in an effort to grasp the entirety of the landscape. The second, "Challenges, Suggestions, Critiques and Debates", focuses on areas ranging from sociological underpinnings to critical takes on markets, and the identification of specialized business models. Amongst ethical considerations, topics include the scaling of impact, an analysis of sustainability as risk prevention and comparative analyses of various methods of justification and measurement. In the third and final section, "Markets and Institutions", contributions range from various perspectives on sustainable banking to environmental marketplaces, and finally on to practical cases and country specific observations. This volume is essential reading for both academics and students in economics and finance. It is also of interest to those who study environmental economics, microeconomics and banking.

Handbook of Environmental and Sustainable Finance

Handbook of Environmental and Sustainable Finance
Author: Greg N. Gregoriou,Vikash Ramiah
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781786841070
ISBN 13: 178684107X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Delivers a comprehensive portrait of environmental finance, from presentations of empirical examples to explorations of theoretical and regulatory issues.

Handbook of Research on Climate Change and the Sustainable Financial Sector

Handbook of Research on Climate Change and the Sustainable Financial Sector
Author: Olarewaju, Odunayo Magret,Ganiyu, Idris Olayiwola
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 573
Release: 2021-06-25
ISBN 10: 1799879690
ISBN 13: 9781799879695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate change is a major problem, generating both risks and opportunities that will have a direct impact on the economy and the financial sector. In recent years, climate change has threatened both the survival of the financial system and economic development. The growing occurrence of extreme climate events combined with the imprudent nature of economic growth can cause unsustainable levels of harm to the financial sectors. On the other hand, it presents a range of new business challenges. In contrast to the most evident physical risks, companies are vulnerable to transformational risks that arise from the reaction of society to climate change, such as technological change, regulation and markets that can boost the cost of doing business, threats to the profitability of existing goods, or effects on the value of the asset. Climate change also offers new business opportunities, and it has made research in the context of a sustainable financial sector indispensable. The Handbook of Research on Climate Change and the Sustainable Financial Sector focuses on the impacts of climate change on various sectors of the world economy. This book covers how businesses can improve their sustainability, the impact of climate change on the financial sector, and specifically, the impacts on financial services, supply chains, and the socio-economic status of the world. Beyond focusing on the impacts to the financial industry itself, this book assesses how climate change in the financial sector affects the well-being of society in areas such as unemployment, economic recessions, decreases in consumer purchases, and more. This book is essential for stockbrokers, business managers, directors, fund managers, financial analysts, consultants and actuaries, institutional investors, policymakers, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in a comprehensive view of the impact of climate change on the financial sector.

Handbook on Sustainable Investments Background Information and Practical Examples for Institutional Asset Owners

Handbook on Sustainable Investments  Background Information and Practical Examples for Institutional Asset Owners
Author: Swiss Sustainable Finance
Publsiher: CFA Institute Research Foundation
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-12-27
ISBN 10: 1944960368
ISBN 13: 9781944960360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A fast growing share of investors have recently widened their scope of analysis to criteria regarded as extra-financial. They are driven by different motivations. Adoption of sustainable investment strategies can be driven, on the one hand by the sole motivation to hedge portfolios against knowable risks by expanding the conceptual framework to incorporate the latest best practice in risk management. Other investors focus rather on a long-term view and make an active bet on societal change. Recent empirical research has shown that considering sustainability factors within investment practices does not come at a cost (i.e. through a reduced opportunity set) but allows for competitive returns. Furthermore, the growing market and resulting competition in the wake of sustainable investing going mainstream has the welcome effect to compress fees for such products. Hence, staying informed about recent trends in sustainable investing is imperative no matter what the main motivation is.

Handbook of Green Economics

Handbook of Green Economics
Author: Sevil Acar,Erinc Yeldan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN 10: 0128166355
ISBN 13: 9780128166352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Handbook of Green Economics reveals the breadth and depth of advanced research on sustainability and growth while identifying opportunities for future developments. Through its multidimensional examination, it demonstrates how overarching concepts such as green growth, low carbon economy, circular economy, and others work together. Some chapters reflect on different discourses on the green economy, including pro-growth perspectives and transformative approaches that entail de-growth. Others argue that green policies can spark economic innovation, particularly in developing and emerging market economies. Part literature summary, part analysis, and part argument, The Handbook of Green Economics shows how the right conditions can stimulate economic growth while achieving environmental sustainability. The Handbook of Green Economics is a valuable resource for graduate students and academic researchers focusing on the green economy. With an increasing interest in the topic among researchers and policy makers, this book will set out different theoretical perspectives and explore the policy implications in this growing subject area. Covers the failures of the past, the challenges of the present, and the opportunities of the future Surveys 10 aspects of the green economy, including conceptualization, natural capital, poverty and inequality, employment, and finance Emphasizes the theoretical and empirical aspects of greening approaches that are policy-relevant

Sustainable Banking

Sustainable Banking
Author: Jan Jaap Bouma,Marcel Jeucken,Leon Klinkers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN 10: 1351282387
ISBN 13: 9781351282383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This comprehensive addition to the debate on sustainable development has been produced in order to take a global pulse on how the financial services sector is responding to the growing challenge of shareholder and stakeholder expectations on social and environmental performance. In the opinion of many commentators in this new book, given the intermediary role banks play within economies, their potential contribution toward sustainable development is enormous. Indeed, for banks, the conclusion that corporate sustainability has become an investable concept that increases long-term shareholder value is becoming difficult to deny.To date, banks have been relatively slow to examine their exposure to risk (the environmental and social performance of their clients) and the business opportunities of sustainable development (the products and services they offer). Not before time, Sustainable Banking concludes that this is beginning to change, with both risk and opportunity becoming established elements in banking policies towards environmental sustainability. In addition, banks have now begun to take notice of and address their own environmental performance. Through the use of case studies and detailed analysis, the book examines the environmental policies of banks, the importance of transparency and communication with their stakeholders, environmental and ethical investment funds, current practice by the providers of financial services with regard to environmental risk management and, finally, the key role of government, NGOs and multilateral banks in delivering sustainability.Sustainable banking has not, however, been achieved and nor will it be in the immediate future. As globalisation proceeds apace, Sustainable Banking argues that improvements are necessary in banks' attitudes toward transparency and accountability with regard to their lending policies. In addition, in order to promote best practice, the leading banks need to start measuring their customers' environmental performance in order to persuade polluting clients that minimum compliance to regulations will no longer suffice. The book finds many shining examples in the co-operative, mutual and social sectors for the big players to emulate. Environmental and ethical considerations in such loan portfolios have proven to be profitable and "best-in-class" larger banks are now also reaping benefits.The unprecedented scope of the book has attracted contributors from four continents including Deloitte & Touche, Rabobank, The World Bank, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, The United Nations Environment Programme, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development, UBS, Henderson Investors, KPMG, The World Resources Institute and SAM Sustainability.

Sustainable Finance and Banking

Sustainable Finance and Banking
Author: Marcel Jeucken
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-09-23
ISBN 10: 1849776261
ISBN 13: 9781849776264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Banking and finance play a fundamental role in public policy and economic performance as well as in all forms of commerce and industry. They are crucial in determining whether society - from governments to individual consumers - succeeds in following an environmentally sustainable path. However, those working in the financial sector are largely unaware of the rationale and pressures for sustainable development and its bearing on their work, while those in the relevant research and policy areas commonly overlook how vital the financial sector is for progress. Marcel Jeucken sets out to rectify this state of affairs, in a style which is accessible to those with no experience of environmental finance issues. He provides a comprehensive account of their interdependence: why the financial sector is crucial to achieving sustainability and why the triple bottom line of commercial, environmental and social success points the way forward for banking. From a systematic assessment of major banks around the world, he presents a comprehensive account of current best practice, an analysis of the differences in approach and performance, and recommendations of actions and policies for improved performance that will contribute to sustainable development.

Research Handbook of Investing in the Triple Bottom Line

Research Handbook of Investing in the Triple Bottom Line
Author: Sabri Boubaker,Douglas Cumming,Duc Khuong Nguyen
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2018-08-31
ISBN 10: 1788110005
ISBN 13: 9781788110006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The triple bottom line is an accounting framework with social, environmental and financial factors. This Handbook examines the nexus between these areas by scrutinising aspects of socially responsible investment, finance and sustainable development, corporate socially responsible banking firms, the stock returns of sustainable firms, green bonds and sustainable financial instruments.

Handbook of Research on Energy and Environmental Finance 4 0

Handbook of Research on Energy and Environmental Finance 4 0
Author: Abdul Rafay
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9781799882107
ISBN 13: 1799882101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"This book will summarize the latest trends and attitudes in Energy & Environmental Finance (EEF), balancing empirical research with theory, applications, and actual case studies and discussing the emergence, role, and current practices of EEF"--

Research Handbook on Environment and Investment Law

Research Handbook on Environment and Investment Law
Author: Kate Miles
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1784714631
ISBN 13: 9781784714635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Research Handbook on Environment and Investment Law examines one of the most dynamic areas of international law: the interaction between international investment law and environmental law and policy. The Research Handbook takes a thematic approach, analysing key issues in the environment–investment nexus, such as freshwater resources, climate, biodiversity, biotechnology and sustainable development. It also includes sections which explore regional experiences and address practice and procedure, and offers innovative approaches and critical perspectives, including the interface between foreign investment and the environment with human rights, gender, indigenous peoples, and economics.

The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy

The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy
Author: Robert Falkner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2016-09-26
ISBN 10: 1119250374
ISBN 13: 9781119250371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy presents an authoritative and comprehensive overview of global policy on climate and the environment. It combines the strengths of an interdisciplinary team of experts from around the world to explore current debates and the latest thinking in the search for global environmental solutions. Explores the environmental challenges we currently face, and the concepts and approaches to solving these Questions the role of global actors, institutions and processes, and considers the links between global climate and environment policy, and that of the global economy Highlights the connections between social science research and global policy Brings together authoritative coverage of recent research by internationally-renowned experts from around the world, including from North America, Europe, and Asia Provides an essential resource guide for students and researchers from across a wide range of related disciplines – from politics and international relations, to environmental sciences and sociology – and for global policy practitioners

Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing

Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing
Author: Alan S. Gutterman
Publsiher: Business Expert Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN 10: 163742003X
ISBN 13: 9781637420034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 impact ecosystem. The term impact investing first appeared in 2008. 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 wide range of individual and institutional investors that have already entered the impact investment marketplace and continued growing enthusiasm can be expected given that feedback from investors indicated that portfolio performance has generally met or exceed their expectations for both social and environmental impact and financial return. Established companies have been compelled to respond to calls by institutional investors to incorporate responsible environmental, social, and governance initiatives into their business models as a condition to continued support in public capital markets. Other companies seeking to demonstrate to impact investors their commitment to environmental and social responsibility have opted for emerging forms of legal entities, so-called social enterprises, which explicitly incorporate sustainability and multi-stakeholder interests into their governance and reporting frameworks. 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 impact ecosystem. The book also describes impact investment structures and instruments, social enterprises, and impact measurement and reporting.

Handbook of Environmental and Resource Economics

Handbook of Environmental and Resource Economics
Author: Jeroen C. J. M. Van den Bergh
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 1328
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 1843768585
ISBN 13: 9781843768586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This major reference book comprises specially commissioned surveys in environmental and resource economics written by an international team of experts. Authoritative yet accessible, each entry provides a state-of-the-art summary of key areas that will be invaluable to researchers, practitioners and advanced students.

The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment

The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment
Author: Tessa Hebb,James P. Hawley,Andreas G.F. Hoepner,Agnes L. Neher,David Wood
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2015-08-11
ISBN 10: 1136249745
ISBN 13: 9781136249747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment initiative has led to around a third of the world’s financial assets being managed with a commitment to invest in a way that considers environmental, social or governance (ESG) criteria. The responsible investment trend has increased dramatically since the global financial crisis, yet understanding of this field remains at an early stage. This handbook provides an atlas of current practice in the field of responsible investment. With a large global team of expert contributors, the book explores the impact of responsible investment on key financial actors ranging from mainstream asset managers to religious organizations. Offering students and researchers a comprehensive introduction to current scholarship and international structures in the expanding discipline of responsible investment, this handbook is vital reading across the fields of finance, economics and accounting.

Handbook on Growth and Sustainability

Handbook on Growth and Sustainability
Author: Peter A. Victor,Brett Dolter
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-06-30
ISBN 10: 1783473568
ISBN 13: 9781783473564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This Handbook assembles original contributions from influential authors such as Herman Daly, Paul Ekins, Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Jeroen van den Bergh, William E. Rees and Tim Jackson who have helped to define our understanding of growth and sustainability. The Handbook also presents new contributions on topics such as degrowth, the debt-based financial system, cultural change, energy return on investment, shorter working hours and employment, and innovation and technology. Explorations of these issues can deepen our understanding of whether growth is sustainable and, in turn, whether a move away from growth can be sustained. With issues such as climate change looming large, our understanding of growth and sustainability is critical. This Handbook offers a broad range of perspectives that can help the reader to decide: Growth? Sustainability? Both? Or neither?