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Sustainable finance and banking: the financial sector and the future of the planet

Author: Jeucken, Marcel Publisher: Earthscan, 2001.Language: EnglishDescription: 318 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1853837660Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary List(s) this item appears in: SDG Week 2021
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Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary


Sustainable Finance and Banking The Financial Sector and the Future of the Planet Contents List of boxes, figures and tables Foreword by Jan Pronk Foreword by Hans Smits Acknowledgements List of acronyms and abbreviations 1 Introduction Trends Paradigm shift General structure of the book Structure by chapter Part I Sustainability: A General Introduction 2 Environmental Consciousness and Sustainable Development Introduction Environmental issues Environmental consciousness Sustainable development Environmental policy Conclusion 3 Sustainability: The Challenges for Companies Introduction Corporate governance and sustainable development Sustainable business Accountability and reporting Conclusion 4 Sustainability: A Special Role for Banks Introduction Banks and their function in an economy The drive behind sustainability at banks Intermediation and sustainability Sustainable banking Conclusion vi ix xi xiii xv 1 1 3 3 5 11 11 12 16 21 27 34 37 37 38 41 45 48 52 52 53 61 67 71 74 Part II Banking and Sustainability 5 Sustainability, Markets and Banking Products Introduction Sustainable investment funds Fiscal green funds New, more sustainable financial products: Committed resources New, more sustainable financial products: Investments Sustainability and advice from banks The financial sector and the Kyoto Protocol Conclusion 6 Sustainability and Financing Risks Introduction Environmental risks for clients Indirect environmental risks for banks Direct environmental risks for banks Risks to banks' reputations Instruments for analysing environmental risk Conclusion 7 Internal Environmental Care Introduction Energy Waste Sustainable building Supply and distribution chain management Conclusion 8 Organization and Communication about Sustainability Introduction The organization of sustainability within banks The role of internal communication The role of external communication External accountability and the risks of external communication Conclusion Part III In Reflection 9 Sustainable Banking in Perspective: The Cases of 34 International Banks Introduction Codes of conduct, environmental reporting and environmental management systems (EMSs) Environmental care in practice: Reported policy, objectives and data 83 83 84 92 97 102 109 111 116 118 118 120 129 135 139 143 146 148 148 149 153 154 155 156 160 160 161 169 172 178 181 185 185 188 190 Environmental care in practice: Products and risk management Socioeconomic activities and sponsoring Integral score of sustainable banking Conclusion 10 Sustainable Development: A Paradigm Shift Introduction Are incremental steps sufficient? The existing economic system Are there shortcomings associated with the current economic paradigm? Sustainable development as a paradigm shift Sustainable development: Another way of seeing 11 Towards sustainable banking Introduction The trends: A summary A link to the future The role of banks in a sustainable future Conclusion Appendices I Environmental Performances of Developed Countries II Sectoral Changes in the Pursuit of Sustainability: A Dutch Scenario III IFC Project Classification for Environmental Assessments IV Example of an Environmental Risk Checklist V The ICC Business Charter for Sustainable Development: Principles for Environmental Management VI UNEP Statement by Financial Institutions on the Environment and Sustainable Development VII List of Signatories to the UNEP Statement by Financial Institutions on the Environment and Sustainable Development VIII Overview of Characteristics of Selected Banks IX An Integral Score for Sustainable Banking X Ecological Economics XI Zero Growth and Other Solutions? XII The Prisoner's Dilemma Glossary Notes References Index 192 197 199 200 204 204 206 207 211 213 216 220 220 221 223 226 228 231 233 235 237 239 242 244 251 255 258 259 261 263 267 295 310

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