Finance For A Better World: The Shift Toward Sustainability

Hardcover | May 15, 2009

EditorHenri-Claude de Bettignies

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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.

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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 ...

HENRI-CLAUDE DE BETTIGNIES is the Distinguished Professor of Globally Responsible Leadership at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), in 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 Responsibilit...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.8 × 5.62 × 1 inPublished:May 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230551300

ISBN - 13:9780230551305

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Table of Contents

Explaining the Take-Off of Socially Responsible Investment--P.Arena
Insurers Corporate Responsibility Policies: A Response to the Industrys Bad Image?--H-C.de Bettignies
Is Financial Pressure for Sustainability, Sustainable?--P.Dembinski
The Relative Valuation of Socially Responsible Firms: An Exploratory Study--A. Fatemi, I. Fooladi and D.Wheeler 
Microfinance, Financial Inclusion and Social Responsibility--I. Gurin, M. Roesch and J-M. Servet
The future of finance? Sustainable Banking and the Banco Real Model--L. Johnson and C. Scholten
Putting Human Rights on the Agenda: The Use of Shareholder Proposals to Address Corporate Human Rights Performance; 
A. Kanzer 
Socially Responsible Investment: Global Convergence or Local Divergence?--C.Louche
Building the Case for Long-Term Investing in Stock Markets: Breaking Free from the Short-Term Measurement Dilemma--
S.Lydenberg
Financing Agriculture in Developing Countries: Governance Models Promoting Sustainability--S.Morvant-Roux
Disarming Finance: the Case of the Financing of a Human Right, Access to Water Resources--R.Petrella 
Investments for Sustainability: The Business Case in Support of Innovation, Development and Implementation of Sustainable Development Solutions in the 21st Century--A.White