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Green and Social Economy Finance
A Review

Edited By

Karen Wendt

ISBN 9780367344399
Published July 22, 2021 by CRC Press
336 Pages 10 Color & 47 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Green and Social Economy Finance is a compilation of chapters by experts, linking research and practice. This anthology provides a new thinking on social economy green finance, showing emerging themes and trends. It spans from stock markets, green finance, innovations, digitalization to social finance, governance and theories of change. It concentrates on impact, opportunity recognition and development of financial products designed to finance the green and social economy. Without the attraction of capital, social entrepreneurship, and innovations, green finance can face difficulty in addressing business solutions. Green and social economy is a nascent field. The authors address the conceptualization of green and social solutions and identify new trends in the finance industry products and approaches. The book demonstrates that aligning finance and investment with the Paris Agreement, sustainable development goals and needs and interests of society are feasible.

Table of Contents



Is the EU Action Plan for Sustainable Finance: A Game Changer?

Karen Wendt

Environmental Social and Governance, Executive Remuneration, and Firm Performance

Will Mackay and Lei Xu

Is There a Growing Opportunity or a Widening Gap? On the Effectiveness of Voluntary Initiatives and Non-Regulatory Guidance Facing Science Based Targeting

Franz Knecht and Vera Calenbuhr

Internal Mechanism and Quality Of CSR Disclosure: Evidence from China

Lei Xu, Long Wu and Shidi Dong

Evolutionary Investment and Leadership as Agents for Rapid Transformation: Including the Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT, PBC Case

Michael Sonntag, Claire Mesesan and Arnold Lau

National Guidelines for Sustainable Finance and the Sustainable Development Goals

Truzaar Dordi and Olaf Weber

The Potential of the Islamic Financial Industry and its Role in Promoting Education: Value Based Financing for Sustainable Development

Oliver Wenczel

Finance as Public Good for Sustainability

Eberhard Schnebelvi


Integrating the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals into Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility: A Reflection on the Financial Sector

Amr ElALfy and Olaf Weber

Does Long-Term Investment Really Pay Off? Evidence from Listed Mining Firms in Canada

Ying Li and Lei Xu

Tax Reform, Tax Aggressiveness and Corporate Value: Evidence from China’s Enterprise Income Tax Law Reform

Guodong Yuan, Ron P. McIver and Lei Xu:

Smart Infrastructure Finance: Investment in Data-Driven Industry Ecosystems

Peter Adrians, Antti Tahvanainen and Matthew Dixon

Decarbonizing Finance—A Challenge or Business Opportunity?

Karen Wendt


Sustainability as a Driver of Innovation for the Banking Business-Business Policy Options of Social Impact Investing for German Banks

Henry Schäfer

Leapfrog Investing – Selecting Thriveable Investments for a Flourishing Future

Robin Lincoln Wood

Social Stock Exchanges: Democratization of Capital Investing for Impact

Karen Wendt


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Karen Wendt is an entrepreneur in impact investments, alternative conflict resolution and diversity. She is scientist and editor of a scientific sustainable finance series. She was awarded “investment banker” of the year 2020 by Prestige Awards, London and won the Financial Times “Sustainable Finance Award” in 2007. Karen has accumulated investment banking experience in leading positions over 20 years. She advises big corporations in transformation processes, impact creation and strategy, and teaches empirical investment.