Designing A Sustainable Financial System - Walker Thomas (Curatore); Kibsey Stéfanie D. (Curatore); Crichton Rohan (Curatore) | Libro Palgrave Macmillan 06/2019 -

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Designing a Sustainable Financial System Development Goals and Socio-Ecological Responsibility

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Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 06/2019
Edizione: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018


This edited collection brings together leading theoretical and applied research with the intent to design a sustainable global financial future. The contributors argue that our world cannot move toward sustainability, address climate change, reverse environmental degradation, and improve human well-being without aligning the financial system with sustainable development goals like those outlined by the United Nations. Such a system would: a) be environmentally and socially responsible; b) align with planetary boundaries; c) manage natural resources sustainably; d) avoid doing more harm than good; and e) be resilient and adaptable to changing conditions. The overarching theme in this collection of chapters is a response to the worldwide, supranational sustainable finance discussions about how we can transition to a new socio-ecological system where finance, human well-being, and planetary health are recognized as being highly intertwined.


1. Introduction; Thomas Walker, Stéfanie D. Kibsey, and Rohan Crichton

Part I— System and Sector-level Transitions towards Sustainability

2. An Alternative Finance Approach for a More Sustainable Financial System; Rosella Carè, Annarita Trotta, and Alessandro Rizzello
3. Social and Environmental Responsibility in the Banking Industry: A Focus on Commercial Business; Beatriz Fernandez Olit, Marta de la Cuesta González, and Francisco Pablo Holgado
4. Seeking Greener Pastures: Exploring the Impact for Investors of ESG Integration in the Infrastructure Asset Class; Roy R. Sengupta, Tessa Hebb, and Hakan Mustafa
5. Pricing Carbon: Integrating Promise, Practice, and Lessons Learned from the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX); Paula DiPerna

Part II— Innovations in Best Practices, Tools, and Financial Products

6. Designing Carbon: Neutral Investment Portfolios; Gianfranco Gianfrate
7. Sustainability Stress Testing the Financial System: Challenges and Approaches; Dieter Gramlich
8. Responsible Investment Requires a Proxy Voting System Responsive to Retail Investors; Ian Robertson
9. The Creation of Social Impact Credits: Funding for Social Profit Organizations; Marcel Minutolo, John Stakeley, and Chloe Mills
10. Crowdfunding Sustainable Enterprises as a Form of Collective Action; Helen Toxopeus and Karen Maas
11. Palm Oil: Mitigating Material Financial Risks via Sustainability; Gabriel Thoumi

Part III— The Role of Regulation, Standards, and Policy

12. Towards a Theory of Sustainable Finance; Joakim Sandberg
13. Mobilizing Early-Stage Investments for an Innovation-Led Sustainability Transition; Friedemann H. J. Polzin, Ulrika Stavlöt, and Mark W. J. L. Sanders
14. Financial Sector Sustainability Regulations and Voluntary Codes of Conduct: Do They Help to Create a More Sustainable Financial System?; Olaf Weber
15. Why Self-Commitment Is Not Enough: On a Regulated Minimum Standard for Ecologically and Socially Responsible Financial Products and Services; Andreas Oehler, Matthias Horn, and Stefan Wendt


Thomas Walker is Full Professor in the Department of Finance, Associate Dean, Research and Research Programs, and Co-Director of the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, Canada. Prior to his academic career, he worked in the German consulting and industrial sector at firms such as Mercedes Benz, Utility Consultants International, and Telenet.

Stéfanie D. Kibsey coordinates the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification program at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, Canada, and she previously worked at the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise and La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. She specializes in connecting sustainability with finance.

Rohan Crichton is a faculty member at McGill University, Canada. He is also completing his Ph.D. in management at Concordia University, Canada. Rohan brings to both roles almost twenty years of work and consulting experience garnered from such organizations as, the United Nations, the Public Service of Canada, VSO International, and Bell Canada.

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Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: Palgrave Studies in Sustainable Business In Association with Future Earth
Dimensioni: 210 x 148 mm Ø 577 gr
Formato: Brossura
Illustration Notes:4 Illustrations, black and white
Pagine Arabe: 429
Pagine Romane: xiv

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