The Sustainable Economy

The Sustainable Economy : How Financial Services Can Respond and Benefit

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The Sustainable Economy describes the current sustainability landscape for decision-makers in financial services. The first book of its kind, The Sustainable Economy devotes significant time to the guiding principles, applications, and trends of the green economy as the world confronts issues of fossil fuel dependence, pollution and climate change, poverty, resource scarcity, and more. It also reviews international and national laws, regulations, protocols, and good practice frameworks, arguing that the business and finance sectors should intensify their collaboration on the green economy, working with advocacy groups and movements such as Greenpeace and Oxfam. Finally, to explain compliance standards and methods, the book includes case studies and data from the United Kingdom, United States, and Europe. * Describes the interactions between advocacy groups and the financial services sector* Covers law and regulation of trans-national issues including carbon emission, reporting by public companies, and aviation and transport* Examines products and services in the new economy, including derivatives, carbon markets, and the financing of renewable energy projects
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Product details

  • Hardback | 275 pages
  • 150 x 210 x 22mm | 381g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0124200737
  • 9780124200739

About Catherine Turner

Catherine is Group Compliance Officer for Maitland ( and also an Associate Lecturer in Financial Services at the Isle of Man College of Further Education. Prior to her current position she was Head of Legal, Compliance and Risk - Global Fund Services, Bank of Bermuda (Isle of Man) Ltd. She has been in the financial services industry for 20 years. She has also held positions as Manager, Marketing and Product Development for an international financial services provider, and was a Policy Adviser to the Isle of Man Government Financial Supervision Commission specialising in the development of the regulatory framework for collective investment schemes. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, a Member of the Securities Institute, a Member of the Society of Financial Advisers and an Associate of the Life Insurance Association by Diploma.She lectures internationally on subjects including fund management, regulation and compliance, insider dealing, investor protection regimes, and mortgage lending, and is Associate Lecturer, Financial Services at the Isle of Man College of Further Education. She has been engaged by the Africa Centre for Investment Analysis to deliver a 3-day course in November 2003 covering Insider Dealing Regimes, Investor Protection Regimes and International Funds.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1. The sustainability agenda Chapter 2. An introduction to Earth-friendly movements and their interactions with the financial services sector Chapter 3. International protocols for country and economic change Chapter 4. National laws and regulations - the US, the EU, the UK Chapter 5. Operational compliance Chapter 6. Products and services for the new economy Chapter 7. Financing the future - funding the necessary changes Chapter 8. Carbon Markets Chapter 9. Some wider thinking: towards a new economic framework
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