Green and Social Economy Finance is a comprehensive compilation linking research and practice. It reviews concepts and research findings in the ever growing field of green and social economy finance. This anthology provides a new thinking on social economy green finance, showing emerging themes and trends. It spans from stocks 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, innovations, green finance can face difficulty in scaling 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 anthology demonstrates that aligning finance and investment with the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals and needs and interests of society is feasible.
Table of Contents
Is the EU Action Plan for Sustainable Finance: A Game Changer?
Environmental Social and Governance, Executive Remuneration, and Firm Performance
Is there a growing opportunity or a widening gap? On the effectiveness of voluntary initiatives and non-regulatory guidance facing science based targeting
Vera Calenbuhr and Franz Knecht
Building the Future Organization
Internal mechanism and quality of CSR disclosure: Evidence from China
Lei Xu, Long Wu and Shidi Dong
God doesn’t gamble
National Guidelines for Sustainable Finance and the Sustainable Development Goals
Truzaar Dordi and Olaf Weber
GREEN ECONOMY FINANCE
Amr ElALfy and Olaf Weber : Integrating the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals into Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility: A Reflection on the Financial Sector
Truzaar Dordi 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:
Bioeconomy: Investing in Big and Growing Markets
Smart Infrastructure Finance: Investment in Data-Driven Industry Ecosystems
Peter Adrians, Antti Tahvanainen and Matthew Dixon
Decarbonize Finance- A challenge or business opportunity?
Leapfrog Investing – Selecting Thriveable Investments for a Flourishing Future
Robin Lincoln Wood
III-MAGO Intelligent Impact Investment Management Game
Stefan Wolfgang Pickl
SOCIAL ECONOMY FINANCE
Sustainability as a driver of innovation for the banking business – business policy options of social impact investing for German Banks
Social Stock Exchanges – Democratization of Impact Investing?
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 has been 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. She teaches empirical investment.