Finance For A Better World: The Shift Toward Sustainability by Henri-Claude de BettigniesFinance For A Better World: The Shift Toward Sustainability by Henri-Claude de Bettignies

Finance For A Better World: The Shift Toward Sustainability

byHenri-Claude de Bettignies

Hardcover | April 15, 2009

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What has prompted the shift toward sustainability in numerous financial areas? Can investors' mindsets be changed to embrace a long-term view? Can shareholders and activists play a greater role in encouraging financial actors to behave more responsibly? These are some of the relevant topics that are explored in this forward-looking set of essays.
HENRI-CLAUDE DE BETTIGNIES is the EU Chair Distinguished Professor of Global Governance and China-Europe Business Relations at CEIBS, Shanghai, China, where he has created the Euro-China Centre for Leadership and Responsibility (ECCLAR). He is also the AVIVA Chair Emeritus Professor of Leadership and Responsibility and Emeritus Profess...
Title:Finance For A Better World: The Shift Toward SustainabilityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:258 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230551300

ISBN - 13:9780230551305


Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors Introduction PART I: MICROFINANCE AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT: EVOLUTION AND IMPACT ON HUMAN RIGHTS Microfinance, Financial Inclusion and Social Responsibility; I.Guérin, M.Roesch & J-M.Servet Explaining the Take-Off of Socially Responsible Investment; P. Arena Socially Responsible Investment: Global Convergence or Local Divergence?; C.Louche The Use of Shareholder Proposals to Address Corporate Human Rights Performance; A.Kanzer PART II: ADOPTING A SUSTAINABLE PERSPECTIVE IN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND MARKETS Sustainable Banking: The Banco Real Model; L.Johnson & C.Scholten Insurers' Corporate Responsibility Policies: A Response to the Industry's Bad Image?; H-C. de Bettignies, F.Lépineux & C.K.Tan The Relative Valuation of Socially Responsible Firms: An Exploratory Study; A.Fatemi, I.Fooladi & D. Wheeler Building the Case for Long-Term Investing in Stock Markets: Breaking Free from the Short-Term Measurement Dilemma; S. Lydenberg PART III: IS A PARADIGM SHIFT UNDERWAY? THREE PIONEERING REFLECTIONS Financing Agriculture in Developing Countries: Governance Models Promoting Sustainability; S. Morvant-Roux Innovative Investments for Sustainability: Solutions for the 21st Century; A. White Financialization: Limits and Ways Out; P.Dembinski & F.Vigano Conclusion: Manifesto of the Observatoir de la Finance References Index