Handbook Of Environmental And Sustainable Finance

Hardcover | November 3, 2015

byVikash RamiahEditorGreg N. Gregoriou

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The use of financial concepts and tools to shape development is hardly new, but their recent adoption by advocates of sustainable environmental management has created opportunities for innovation in business and regulatory groups. The Handbook of Environmental and Sustainable Finance summarizes the latest trends and attitudes in environmental finance, balancing empirical research with theory and applications. It captures the evolution of environmental finance from a niche scholarly field to a mainstream subdiscipline, and it provides glimpses of future directions for research. Covering implications from the Kyoto and Paris Protocols, it presents an intellectually cohesive examination of problems, opportunities, and metrics worldwide. Introduces the latest developments in environmental economics, sustainable accounting work, and environmental/sustainable finance Explores the effects of environmental regulation on the economy and businesses Emphasizes research about the trade-environmental regulation nexus, relevant for economics and business students

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The use of financial concepts and tools to shape development is hardly new, but their recent adoption by advocates of sustainable environmental management has created opportunities for innovation in business and regulatory groups. The Handbook of Environmental and Sustainable Finance summarizes the latest trends and attitudes in enviro...

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The use of financial concepts and tools to shape development is hardly new, but their recent adoption by advocates of sustainable environmental management has created opportunities for innovation in business and regulatory groups. TheHandbook of Environmental and Sustainable Financesummarizes the latest trends and attitudes in environm...

Dr Vikash Ramiah is an Associate Professor in Applied Finance at University of South Australia. He has a Diploma of Management, B. Sc. (Hons) Economics, Master of Finance program & Doctor of Philosophy from RMIT University. He has received numerous awards for outstanding performance in teaching, research and supervision. Vikash has bee...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:510 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 3, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:012803615X

ISBN - 13:9780128036150

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Environmental Regulations Post the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change

1. Climate Change and Kyoto Protocol: an Overview

2. Environmental Policies Post the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change: Evidence from US and Japan

3. Efficiency of U.S. State EPA Emission Rate Goals for 2030: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach

Section 2: Environmental Economics

4. Environmental Water Governance in the Murray-Darling Basin of Australia: The Movement from Regulation and Engineering to Economic-Based Instruments

5. Damages Evaluation, Periodic Floods, and Local Sea Level Rise: The Case of Venice, Italy

6. Corporate Social Responsibility and Macroeconomic Uncertainty

7. A Fool on Green Hills?

8. What Holds Back Eco-Innovations? A "Green Growth Diagnostics" Approach

9. Trade Openness and Co2 Emission: Evidence from a SIDS

10. Will TAFTA be Good or Bad for the Environment?

11. Feminism, Environmental Economics, and Accountability

Section 3: Environmental/Sustainable Finance

12. Does National Culture Affect Environment Practices?

13. The Economic and Financial Effects of Environmental Regulation

14. Environmental Challenges and Financial Market Opportunities

15. Environmental Investment Strategies

16. The Relationship between Screening Intensity and Performance of Socially Responsible Investment Funds

17. Using CO2 Emission Allowances to Equity Portfolios

18. The returns from Investing in Water Markets in Australia

19. Product Market Competition and Corporate Environmental Performance

Section 4: Funding and Accounting Systems

20. The Costs and Benefits of Cost-Benefit Analysis as Applied to Environmental Regulation

21. The Crowdfunding of Renewable Energy Projects

22. From Environmental Economics to Accounting System Design: Weighing Up the Costs and Benefits of Sustainability

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"Believably the first collection after the Paris climate summit, this handbook fills a gap of reference materials by combining sustainability and finance issues. It examines some of the most pressing challenges in green investment in the Kyoto era, while provides interesting insights into possibly new paradigms for post-Kyoto days. I highly recommend this resource guide to intellectuals who work to make sustainable finance truly sustainable."  --Alastair Marke, Shantalla Inc. "This is a timely publication that addresses climate change, water rights and innovative ways to manage and sustain our environment. These issues are covered from a financial and economic perspective, addressing regulation, culture and geography ranging from crowd funding to the role that women play in protecting our global resources."  --Christine Helliar, UniSA Business School "The breadth of coverage in the handbook underscores the multi-faceted - and heartening - development of this field, in both research and application. From Venice to the Australian Outback, this book locates examples of broader and balanced financial approaches to the valuation and preservation of scarce resources. An essential resource for the field." --Marie Wilson, University of South Australia Business School