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Sustainable Financial Innovation

1st Edition

Edited by Karen Wendt

CRC Press

308 pages | 7 Color Illus. | 15 B/W Illus.

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Innovations and consequently future-fitness must form new models and address existing hurdles and new forms of collaborations. They must enable faster innovation cycles and "intelligence mining" by combining open and closed source systems, organic communities, open space techniques and cross-fertilization. Innovations must apply to and integrate incubation and acceleration networks. This book explores new concepts for future-fitness with five capitals: financial, ecological, social/cultural, human/personal, and manufactured/technological. It offers a new integral framework bringing researchers and business leaders together in one volume.

Table of Contents

The purpose of doing business is not business - it is flourishing

Diego Hangartner

PART 1: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FINANCE

Investment Turn Around – A new way of investing based on SDGs.

Karen Wendt

Innovation in the financing of energy efficiency: The Investors Confidence project

Steve Fawkes

Green bonds: For you to advertise only? A compact guide through the current state of the green bond market and the conditions for its further development

Stefan Klotz & Sabine Pex

Pensions in a time of climate change: The inconvenient truth about Fiduciary Duty

Bethan Livesey

Innovative 21st century water utilities

Robert C. Brears

 

PART 2: SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTING

Social Impact Incentives (SIINC): Enabling high-impact social enterprises to improve profitability and reach scale

Bjoern Struewer, Dr. Rory Tews & Christina Moehrle

Social Impact Bond: Beyond financial innovation

Rosella Carè

Swiss Investments for Development: characteristics of a market with strong growth dynamics

Julia Meyer & Kelly Hess

 

PART 3: SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND TECHNOLOGY

Sitting at the Edge Looking for a Way to Create Scaled and Meaningful Impact

Tanya Woods

STRIDE, UnSchool for Entrepreneurs: From Doing well to doing good

Anais Saegesser

Triple Purpose: Social Capitalism: How capitalism can be transformed and make the world a better place

Jim Bignal

PART 4: REGIONAL FOCUS ESG IN CHINA

Regulating CSR Disclosure: Quantity or Quality in Practice?

Shidi Dong, Lei Xu & Ron McIver

Political Connections, Ownership Structure and Performance in China’s Mining Sector

Lei Xu, Ron P. McIver, Shiao-Lan Chou & Harjap Bassan

Addressing corporate income tax avoidance in China: using regulatory change to encourage corporate tax sustainability

Guodong Yuan, Ron P. McIver, Lei Xu & Sang Hong Kang

About the Editor

Karen Wendt is the editor of the Sustainable Finance Series with Springer Science and Business Media, a series dealing with new concepts in Economy, Leadership, Investment, Finance, Strategy, Management, Exponential Tech, and Behavior. Karen is also a serial entrepreneur. Her mission is to merge economy and business with purpose and passion to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (#SDGs) using Choice Architecture and applying Theories of Change. She combines investment, strategy, ideation and mediation knowledge with investment and finance as well as network and movement building skills. She pioneered in the creation of the Equator Principles, the Gold Standard in investment banking for achieving human rights assessments and respect in business, de-risking assets from extra-financial risks and crafting a more integral approach towards decision making, opportunity recognition and positive impact creation.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS027000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Finance
BUS042000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science