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Sustainability in Finance - Banking on the Planet

Banking and finance play a fundamental role in the development of society and sustainability. Sustainability in Finance is a retroductive explorative PhD study of this relationship. The book presents a model based on scientific theories of management and innovation (deductive track). From a systematic assessment of major banks around the world, interviews, participatory observation, content analysis and in-depth case studies (inductive track), the book presents an analytical framework to understand current and possible future steps of the financial sector towards sustainability issues. It provides a comprehensive account of best practices, an analysis of the differences in approach and performance, and recommendations of actions and policies for improved performance that will contribute to sustainable development. Reviews.

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Sustainable Finance and Banking - The Financial Sector and the Future of the Planet

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. This book sets out to rectify this state of affairs, in a style which is also accessible to those with no experience of environmental or finance issues. It 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. Reviews.

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Sustainable Banking - The Greening of Finance

In this book the international financial sector (and more specifically banks) and its stakeholders, presents its viewpoints and share experience on its role in sustainable development. The book contains papers from representatives from finance, banks, academia, businesses, NGOs and governments. The book consists of five parts. The contributions presented in the separate parts are clustered around a main theme of sustainable banking. Sustainable banking has no clear borders: the relationships of banks with its stakeholders makes the concept relevant to more actors than only the banks themselves. Reviews.

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Books in Dutch

These books were published in respectively 2002 and 1998. Please contact us for more information.

 

Review in Dutch of Duurzaam Bankieren.

 

Preview of Duurzaam Financieren en Bankieren.