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
PART 1: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FINANCE
Investment Turn Around – A new way of investing based on SDGs.
Innovation in the financing of energy efficiency: The Investors Confidence project
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
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
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
STRIDE, UnSchool for Entrepreneurs: From Doing well to doing good
Triple Purpose: Social Capitalism: How capitalism can be transformed and make the world a better place
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
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..