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Designing a Sustainable Financial System

Development Goals and Socio-Ecological Responsibility

  • Thomas Walker
  • Stéfanie D. Kibsey
  • Rohan Crichton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Thomas Walker, Stéfanie D. Kibsey, Rohan Crichton
    Pages 1-13
  3. System and Sector-Level Transitions Towards Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Rosella Carè, Annarita Trotta, Alessandro Rizzello
      Pages 17-63
    3. Beatriz Fernández-Olit, Marta de la Cuesta-González, Francisco Pablo Holgado
      Pages 65-88
  4. Innovations in Best Practices, Tools, and Financial Products

  5. The Role of Regulation, Standards, and Policy

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 423-429

About this book

Introduction

This edited collection brings together leading theoretical and applied research with the intent to design a sustainable global financial future. The contributors argue that our world cannot move toward sustainability, address climate change, reverse environmental degradation, and improve human well-being without aligning the financial system with sustainable development goals like those outlined by the United Nations. Such a system would: a) be environmentally and socially responsible; b) align with planetary boundaries; c) manage natural resources sustainably; d) avoid doing more harm than good; and e) be resilient and adaptable to changing conditions. The overarching theme in this collection of chapters is a response to the worldwide, supranational sustainable finance discussions about how we can transition to a new socio-ecological system where finance, human well-being, and planetary health are recognized as being highly intertwined.

Keywords

Sustainability Development Goals environmental regulation greenwashing sustainable finance sustainable investing financial innovation climate change sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Walker
    • 1
  • Stéfanie D. Kibsey
    • 2
  • Rohan Crichton
    • 3
  1. 1.David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable EnterpriseConcordia University, John Molson School of BusinessMontrealCanada
  2. 2.David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable EnterpriseConcordia University, John Molson School of BusinessMontrealCanada
  3. 3.David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable EnterpriseConcordia University, John Molson School of BusinessMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66387-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-66386-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-66387-6
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