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Research Handbook of Finance and Sustainability

Research Handbook of Finance and Sustainability

Author: Sabri Boubaker

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1789909279

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 680

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Sustainability is now an essential objective for all organizations, enabling them to resist adverse shocks and thrive in a disruptive world. This Research Handbook provides expert coverage and practical tips on a wide array of pertinent issues related to current finance and sustainability research.Comprising 31 chapters written by over 60 eminent experts, this Research Handbook provides readers with the latest ideas and propositions regarding finance and sustainability. This includes the significance of corporate social responsibility, environmental and entrepreneurial finance, crowdsourcing, governance and fraud. Despite ethical business practices and corporate social responsibility rules being adopted in various countries, the contributors demonstrate that further efforts are needed to motivate and empower actors to integrate ethical behavior into all business and managerial decisions. Multidisciplinary in reach, this comprehensive Research Handbook features forward-thinking academic and professional literature on corporate social responsibility, sustainability and finance for post-graduate students, researchers and practitioners to explore the forthcoming paths for research.

Research Handbook of Finance and Sustainability

Research Handbook of Finance and Sustainability

Author: Sabri Boubaker

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781786432636

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Page: 680

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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.

Research Handbook of Investing in the Triple Bottom Line

Research Handbook of Investing in the Triple Bottom Line

Author: Sabri Boubaker

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1839106301

Category:

Page: 520

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The triple bottom line has become the standard modus operandi for assessing the sustainability of financial markets, industries, institutions and corporations. This Research Handbook provides the most recent developments, current practices and new initiatives related to sustainable finance and impact investing. In doing so, it demonstrates how the triple bottom line principle can be used to design sustainable strategies for firms, markets and the economy as a whole. The Handbook covers aspects of socially responsible investment, finance and sustainable development, corporate socially responsible banking, green bonds and sustainable financial instruments. Comprising 20 topical chapters from experts in the field, this Handbook is a comprehensive investigation of financial services and products that help cope with sustainable investing and climate risk management. Chapters discuss the role of regulation framework in guaranteeing the stability and resilience of financial markets and offer insight into governance issues including the management of organizational risks, CSR culture, and social-impact investing culture. An essential reference for scholars and students, the multidisciplinary approach covers business, finance, accounting, management and entrepreneurship. Practitioners such as financial analysts, rating agencies and regulators will also find this an accessible read for exploring the possibilities the triple bottom line principle can provide.

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

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799879695

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 573

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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.

Research Handbook of Investing in the Triple Bottom Line

Research Handbook of Investing in the Triple Bottom Line

Author: Sabri Boubaker

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788110006

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

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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.

Research Handbook on Environment and Investment Law

Research Handbook on Environment and Investment Law

Author: Kate Miles

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784714623

Category:

Page: 576

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This Research Handbook examines one of the most dynamic areas of public international law: the interaction between environmental law and policy and international investment law. The multiplicity of forms that interaction takes is the core theme of this Research Handbook. The contributors are drawn from a variety of legal backgrounds to give a well-rounded view of this complex relationship.Taking a thematic approach, this Research Handbook provides analysis on key issues in the environment-investment nexus, including freshwater resources, climate, biodiversity and sustainable development. The expert contributors unpack the complexities of this field of research through investigating regional experiences, assessing practices and procedures, and offering innovative approaches and new critical perspectives on the issues involved. The Research Handbook demonstrates that the exact nature of the relationship between environmental law and investment law is still evolving and, in so doing, indicates directions for future research. This timely Research Handbook will be of great interest to scholars who are researching the interactions between environmental law, international investment law and sustainable development. More widely, those with a research interest in public international law will find this to be a compelling reference tool.

Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance

Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance

Author: Othmar M. Lehner

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138343773

Category: Finance

Page: 772

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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.

Research Handbook on Environmental Sociology

Research Handbook on Environmental Sociology

Author: Franzen, Axel

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781800370456

Category: Nature

Page: 360

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This Research Handbook presents the state of the art of empirical sociological research on the causes of, and solutions to, pressing environmental problems. It provides cutting-edge insights into some of the most urgent challenges facing humanity, including anthropogenic climate change and environmental pollution. The contributors argue that profound collective efforts to protect the environment are vital for sustainable development and offer practical solutions to specific contemporary issues.

American Reference Books Annual: 2019 Edition

American Reference Books Annual: 2019 Edition

Author: Juneal M. Chenoweth

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440869143

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 552

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Read professional, fair reviews by practicing academic, public, and school librarians and subject-area specialists that will enable you to make the best choices from among the latest reference resources. • Provides reviews of print and electronic resources, showcasing a wide spectrum for users to consider • Presents unbiased evaluations that allow users to make their own decisions on the suitability of a given resource for their patrons' needs • Gives users access to reviews containing critical, relevant, and timely information from librarians and subject-area specialists

Perspectives in Sustainable Equity Investing

Perspectives in Sustainable Equity Investing

Author: Guillaume Coqueret

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000536539

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 140

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Sustainable investing has recently gained traction throughout the world. This trend has multiple sources, which span from genuine ethical concerns to hopes of performance boosting, and also encompass risk mitigation. The resulting appetite for green assets is impacting the decisions of many investors. Perspectives in Sustainable Equity Investing is an up-to-date review of the academic literature on sustainable equity investing. It covers more than 800 academic sources grouped into six thematic chapters. Designed for corporate sustainability and financial management professionals, this is an ideal reference for ESG-driven financiers (both retail and institutional). Students majoring in finance or economics with some background or interest in ESG concerns would also find this compact overview useful. Key Features: Introduces the reader to terms and nomenclature used in the field. Surveys the link between sustainability and performance (including risk). Details the integration of sustainable criteria in complex portfolio optimization. Reviews the financial liabilities induced by climate change.

Research Handbook on Environment and Investment Law

Research Handbook on Environment and Investment Law

Author: Kate Miles

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781784714635

Category: LAW

Page: 576

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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.

Research Handbook on Law and Ethics in Banking and Finance

Research Handbook on Law and Ethics in Banking and Finance

Author: Costanza A. Russo

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781784716547

Category: Law

Page: 448

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The global financial crisis evidenced the corrosive effects of unethical behaviour upon the banking industry. The recurrence of misbehaviour in the financial sector, including fraud and manipulations of market indices, suggests the need to establish a banking culture that conforms to the highest standards of ethical and professional behaviour. This Research Handbook on Law and Ethics in Banking and Finance focuses on the role that law should play and the effectiveness of newly introduced regulations and supervisory actions as a driver for ethical conduct so as to reconnect the interests of bankers and financiers with the interests of society.