1st Edition

Green and Social Economy Finance
A Review

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ISBN 9780367344399
March 15, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
325 Pages 8 Color & 75 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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?

Karen Wendt

Environmental Social and Governance, Executive Remuneration, and Firm Performance

Will Mackay

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

Peter Mathies

Internal mechanism and quality of CSR disclosure: Evidence from China

Lei Xu, Long Wu and Shidi Dong

God doesn’t gamble

Michael Sonntag

National Guidelines for Sustainable Finance and the Sustainable Development Goals

Truzaar Dordi and Olaf Weber


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

Manfred Kirchner

Smart Infrastructure Finance: Investment in Data-Driven Industry Ecosystems

Peter Adrians, Antti Tahvanainen and Matthew Dixon

Decarbonize Finance- A challenge or business opportunity?

Karen Wendt

Leapfrog Investing – Selecting Thriveable Investments for a Flourishing Future

Robin Lincoln Wood

III-MAGO Intelligent Impact Investment Management Game

Stefan Wolfgang Pickl


Sustainability as a driver of innovation for the banking business – business policy options of social impact investing for German Banks

Henry Schäfer

Social Stock Exchanges – Democratization of Impact Investing?

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 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.