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Finance, Governance and Sustainability: Challenges to Theory and Practice


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Today’s developments within the field of sustainability and governance appeal to a growing audience in many aspects. While there are many studies on governance and finance, the focus to include sustainability is missed. The convergence between these three fields, Finance, Governance, and Sustainability, has a high potential for solutions providing a wider perspective to the issues and barriers encountered in sustainability. The aim of the Finance, Governance and Sustainability: Challenges to Theory and Practice series, edited by Güler Aras, is to fill this gap by bringing together the recent developments at the intersection of these three fields.

This series shares the studies of academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and government officers aiming to contribute to the progress and overcome the emerging barriers in sustainability. In addition, the linkage of the series’ studies, to the newly established Center for Finance, Corporate Governance and Sustainability, will provide the most current research and debate in this field along with a global perspective.

The series combines strong conceptual analysis, with wide ranging empirical focus, and a wealth of case material. Also included are summary points, suggestions for further reading, web resources, and an extensive bibliography. The level of presentation is for graduate students, academics, as well as policy and decision-makers around the world.

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Biolaw, Economics and Sustainable Governance Addressing the Challenges of a Post-Pandemic World

Biolaw, Economics and Sustainable Governance: Addressing the Challenges of a Post-Pandemic World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Erick Valdés, Jacob Dahl Rendtorff
November 19, 2021

This book offers an accurate and updated approach to the main contributions of cosmopolitan biolaw in relation to sustainability, global governance, organizational health care economics and COVID-19. Bringing together different robust and dense biojuridical epistemologies to analyze key ...

Foundations of a Sustainable Economy Moral, Ethical and Religious Perspectives

Foundations of a Sustainable Economy: Moral, Ethical and Religious Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Umar Burki, Toseef Azid, Robert Francis Dahlstrom
July 29, 2021

This book addresses current practices related to sustainable development, its challenges and the future. People belonging to different genders regardless of their age, social class and education should be equal as citizens and individuals, and identical in their rights and responsibilities. The ...

Ethics, Misconduct and the Financial Services Industry Towards a Theory of Moral Business

Ethics, Misconduct and the Financial Services Industry: Towards a Theory of Moral Business

1st Edition

By Barbara Fryzel
December 29, 2020

This book explores how ethics and the moral context of business have evolved historically in inf luential management theories and concepts. It looks at how managerial thought accommodates morality, values, and ethics and demonstrates the emerging patterns of ethical conduct to illustrate how moral ...

Management Scholarship and Organisational Change Representing Burns and Stalker

Management Scholarship and Organisational Change: Representing Burns and Stalker

1st Edition

By Miriam Green
January 21, 2019

Change is a crucial and inescapable process for many organisations. It remains a constant challenge for managers and many change management initiatives fail. Burns and Stalker’s seminal text on managing change, The Management of Innovation, has often been used as a basis for research in ...

Stakeholder Engagement and Sustainability Reporting

Stakeholder Engagement and Sustainability Reporting

1st Edition

By Marco Bellucci, Giacomo Manetti
July 19, 2018

In a context of growing social and environmental concerns, the role of large enterprises and corporations in encouraging sustainability has drawn increasing attention in recent years. Both academic debates and public-opinion research have called into question the extended responsibilities of firms ...

Women on Corporate Boards An International Perspective

Women on Corporate Boards: An International Perspective

1st Edition

Edited By Maria Aluchna, Güler Aras
April 18, 2018

Female presence and involvement on boards improves firm performance, transforms corporate governance and leads to the transition towards more responsible business. Corporate boards are essential bodies for governance and management and their efficiency determines a company’s performance. The board...

Sustainability Accounting and Integrated Reporting

Sustainability Accounting and Integrated Reporting

1st Edition

Edited By Charl de Villiers, Warren Maroun
November 08, 2017

Sustainability Accounting and Integrated Reporting deals with organizations’ assessment, articulation and disclosure of their social and environmental impact on various groups in society. There is increasingly an understanding that financial information does not sufficiently discharge ...

Cosmopolitan Business Ethics Towards a Global Ethos of Management

Cosmopolitan Business Ethics: Towards a Global Ethos of Management

1st Edition

By Jacob Dahl Rendtorff
September 01, 2017

In Cosmopolitan Business Ethics: Towards a Global Ethos of Management, Jacob Dahl Rendtorff maps the concept of global business ethics, related to sustainability and corporate governance, via an examination of the major theories of business ethics and the philosophy of management. The book is...

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Social Capital and Corporate Development in Developing Economies

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development: Social Capital and Corporate Development in Developing Economies

1st Edition

By Risa Bhinekawati
January 11, 2017

Many different companies can significantly contribute to the integrated goals and targets of the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, such as poverty reduction by 2030. Poverty is not only about people living on less than $1.25 per day, but more fundamentally, it is their lack of ...

Corporate Behavior and Sustainability Doing Well by Being Good

Corporate Behavior and Sustainability: Doing Well by Being Good

1st Edition

Edited By Güler Aras, Coral Ingley
October 13, 2016

Companies can no longer expect to engage in dubious or unethical corporate behaviour without risking their reputation and damaging, perhaps irrevocably, their market position. Irresponsible corporate behavior not only deprives shareholders of long-term returns but also ultimately imposes a cost on ...

Strategy, Structure and Corporate Governance Expressing inter-firm networks and group-affiliated companies

Strategy, Structure and Corporate Governance: Expressing inter-firm networks and group-affiliated companies

1st Edition

By Nabyla Daidj
July 13, 2016

Since the beginning of the 2000s, important changes in external environments have affected the corporate governance practices of firms all around the world. The corporate governance structure in each country develops in response to country-specific factors and conditions. Firms are currently ...

Sustainable Governance in Hybrid Organizations An International Case Study of Water Companies

Sustainable Governance in Hybrid Organizations: An International Case Study of Water Companies

1st Edition

By Linne Marie Lauesen
June 26, 2015

In Sustainable Governance in Hybrid Organizations the author Linne Marie Lauesen explores how businesses that have succeeded in conducting sustainable governance, manage and govern their sustainable performance: in other words, how they manage to be economically, socially, and environmentally ...

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