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The Financial Ecosystem

The Role of Finance in Achieving Sustainability

  • Satyajit Bose
  • Guo Dong
  • Anne Simpson
Book

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Impact Finance book series (SIF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Satyajit Bose, Guo Dong, Anne Simpson
    Pages 1-18
  3. Satyajit Bose, Guo Dong, Anne Simpson
    Pages 19-46
  4. Satyajit Bose, Guo Dong, Anne Simpson
    Pages 47-81
  5. Satyajit Bose, Guo Dong, Anne Simpson
    Pages 111-136
  6. Satyajit Bose, Guo Dong, Anne Simpson
    Pages 137-159
  7. Satyajit Bose, Guo Dong, Anne Simpson
    Pages 161-180
  8. Satyajit Bose, Guo Dong, Anne Simpson
    Pages 181-203
  9. Satyajit Bose, Guo Dong, Anne Simpson
    Pages 205-224
  10. Satyajit Bose, Guo Dong, Anne Simpson
    Pages 225-251
  11. Satyajit Bose, Guo Dong, Anne Simpson
    Pages 253-282
  12. Satyajit Bose, Guo Dong, Anne Simpson
    Pages 283-310
  13. Satyajit Bose, Guo Dong, Anne Simpson
    Pages 311-338
  14. Satyajit Bose, Guo Dong, Anne Simpson
    Pages 339-368
  15. Satyajit Bose, Guo Dong, Anne Simpson
    Pages 369-391
  16. Satyajit Bose, Guo Dong, Anne Simpson
    Pages 393-397
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 399-427

About this book

Introduction

Long term asset owners and managers, while seeking high risk-adjusted returns and efficiently allocating scarce financial capital to the highest value economic activities, have the essential and formidable role of ensuring the sustainability of return. But generally accepted financial accounting methods are ill-equipped to provide clear signals of the risks and opportunities created by scarce natural and human capital. Hence many investment managers in global financial markets, while performing due diligence on portfolio companies, examine metrics of non-financial performance, especially environmental, social and governance (ESG) indicators.

Broken into three sections, this book outlines the rationale for and methods used in six areas where financial acumen has been harnessed to the goal of combining monetary return with long run sustainability. The first section offers an introduction to the role of finance in achieving sustainability, and includes an overview of the six areas—sustainable investing, impact investing, decentralized finance, conservation finance, and cleantech finance. The methods section of the book illustrates analytical tools and specialized data sources essential to those interested in increasing the level of social responsibility embedded in economic activity. The applications section describes and differentiates each of the six areas and their roles in advancing specific measures of sustainability. 


                            

Keywords

Sustainable investing Impact investing Energy efficiency finance Conservation finance Cleantech finance Social entrepreneurship Financial Accounting Financial Markets and Pricing Cost-Benefit Analysis Environmental Accounting

Authors and affiliations

  • Satyajit Bose
    • 1
  • Guo Dong
    • 2
  • Anne Simpson
    • 3
  1. 1.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.CalPERSSacramentoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05624-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05623-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05624-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-5105
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-5113
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