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Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance

Edited by: Othmar M. Lehner

Print publication date:  June  2016
Online publication date:  June  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138777545
eBook ISBN: 9781315772578
Adobe ISBN: 9781317678830

10.4324/9781315772578
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Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance brings together an international cast of leading authorities to map out and display the disparate voices, traditions and professional communities engaged in social finance activity.

With a clear societal or environmental mission, foundations, individual and group investors, as well as public bodies around the world have become increasingly eager to finance and support innovative forms of doing business. Together, founders and established businesses alike are embracing new sustainable business models with a distinct stakeholder approach to tackle social or environmental problems in what they see as a failed economic system in crisis. As a result, the topic of social and sustainable finance is at the forefront of financial economic thought.

This Handbook is divided up into three parts. The first, "The Landscape of Social and Sustainable Finance and Investments", comprises of chapters from a multitude of perspectives in an effort to grasp the entirety of the landscape. The second, "Challenges, Suggestions, Critiques and Debates", focuses on areas ranging from sociological underpinnings to critical takes on markets, and the identification of specialized business models. Amongst ethical considerations, topics include the scaling of impact, an analysis of sustainability as risk prevention and comparative analyses of various methods of justification and measurement. In the third and final section, "Markets and Institutions", contributions range from various perspectives on sustainable banking to environmental marketplaces, and finally on to practical cases and country specific observations.

This volume is essential reading for both academics and students in economics and finance. It is also of interest to those who study environmental economics, microeconomics and banking.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Landscape and Scale of Social and Sustainable Finance Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Sustainable Finance Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Architecture of Social Finance Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Emergence and Institutionalization of The Field of Social Investment in The United Kingdom Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Academic Research into Social Investment and Impact Investing Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Impact Investing Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Social Impact Investing Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Impact Investing Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Crowdfunding Social Ventures Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Social Impact Bonds Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Lending To Social Ventures Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Social responsibility in Islamic Finance Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Seeing Ourselves As Others See Us Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Socially Responsible Investment As Emergent Risk Prevention and Means to Imbue Trust In The Post-2008/2009 World Financial Crisis Economy Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Socially Responsible Investments and Islamic Investments Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Social Investment and Fiduciary Responsibilities Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Corporate Social Responsibility and Financial Performance in Italian Co-Operative Banks Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Integral Sustainability or How Evolutionary Forces are Driving Investors’ Trust and The Integration of People, Planet, and Profit Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Studying Crowdfunding Through Extreme Cases Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Institutional Analysis of Venture Philanthropy Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Convergence Paradox of Islamic Finance Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Joint Social-Financial Value Creation In Social Enterprise And Social Finance And Its Implications For Measurement Creation And Measurement Of Profit And Impact In Social Financing Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Organizational Hybridity In Social Finance Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Measuring And Comparing Social Value Creation Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Sustainable Institutional Investment Models And The Human Capital Analytics Approach Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Opening The Market For Impact Investments Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Social Banks’ Mission and Finance Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Growing Social Banking Through (Business) Associations Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Common Good Disclosure Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The Quality Of Bank Capital In Cooperative Banks Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The Recent Development And Performance Of Ethical Investments Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The Evolution Of Regulations In Banking Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Evolving Roles Of Regulators In The Implementation Of Environmental And Social Governance In The Financial Institutions Of Emerging Markets Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Trading Under Uncertainty Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Credit Risk And Ecosystem Services Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Evolution Of The Eu Emissions Trading System Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Climate Change Mitigation Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The Landscape Of Social And Sustainable Finance In Visegrad (V4) Countries Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Government-Sponsored Venture Philanthropy And Social Entrepreneurship In China Download PDF
Chapter  40:  The Role Of Social Investors In Developing And Emerging Economies Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Building The Impact Investing Market Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Formative Dynamics In The Uk Social Investment Market, 2000–2015 Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Regional Impact Investing For Institutional Investors Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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