Principles of Sustainable Finance

Principles of Sustainable Finance, Oxford University Press, 2019

35 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2018 Last revised: 28 Jan 2019

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Dirk Schoenmaker

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University; Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Willem Schramade

NN Investment Partners; RSM Erasmus University

Date Written: November 11, 2018

Abstract

Finance is widely seen as an obstacle to a better world. Principles of Sustainable Finance explains how the financial sector can be mobilized to counter this and provides many examples and tools. Using finance as a means to achieve social goals we can divert the planet and its economy from its current path to a world that is sustainable for all.

Written for undergraduate, graduate, and executive students of finance, economics, business, and sustainability, this textbook combines theory, empirical data, and policy to explain the sustainability challenges for corporate investment. It shows how investors and bankers can steer funding to sustainable companies and projects without sacrificing return and thus speed up the transition to a sustainable economy.

Keywords: sustainable development, environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, sustainable finance, corporate governance, short-termism, long-term investment, catastrophe risk models

JEL Classification: G11, G21, H23, H41, Q01

Suggested Citation

Schoenmaker, Dirk and Schramade, Willem, Principles of Sustainable Finance (November 11, 2018). Principles of Sustainable Finance, Oxford University Press, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3282699

Dirk Schoenmaker (Contact Author)

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RSM Erasmus University ( email )

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Netherlands

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