Sustainable Banking

Sustainable Banking : Managing the Social and Environmental Impact of Financial Institutions

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Sustainable Banking introduces business leaders and students to the many ways in which financial institutions can manage their environmental and social impact and meet the needs of the current generation without compromising the needs of future generations. Olaf Weber and Blair Feltmate go beyond the business case for sustainability: how managing environmental, social, and governance risk can contribute to a bank's bottom line - to make the sustainability case for banking: how banks and other financial institutions can make a positive impact on society. In their book, Weber and Feltmate discuss the key aspects involved in making a financial institution sustainable: how to manage the direct and indirect impacts of banking activities on the community and the environment, how to minimize and mitigate the environmental footprint of internal operations, and how to account for various types of environmental and social risk in lending and project finance. They also introduce sustainable banking products and strategies being adopted by industry leaders, such as responsible investing, social finance, and impact lending.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 20mm | 510g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • 25 figures
  • 1442645024
  • 9781442645028
  • 2,594,250

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Table of contents

Preface Chapter 1: Introduction to Sustainable Banking Chapter 2: History of Sustainable Banking Chapter 3: The Business Case for Sustainability Chapter 4: The Direct and Indirect Impacts of Banking on Sustainable Development Chapter 5: Internal Processes Chapter 6: Sustainable Lending and Project Finance Chapter 7: Responsible Investment Chapter 8: Social Finance and Impact Investing Chapter 9: The Sustainability Case for Banking
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About Olaf Weber

Olaf Weber is an associate professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development at the University of Waterloo. Blair Feltmate is head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo.
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