Handbook on Sustainable Investments  Background Information and Practical Examples for Institutional Asset Owners Book

Handbook on Sustainable Investments Background Information and Practical Examples for Institutional Asset Owners


  • Author : Swiss Sustainable Finance
  • Publisher : CFA Institute Research Foundation
  • Release Date : 2017-12-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781944960360

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Handbook on Sustainable Investments Background Information and Practical Examples for Institutional Asset Owners Excerpt :

A fast growing share of investors have recently widened their scope of analysis to criteria regarded as extra-financial. They are driven by different motivations. Adoption of sustainable investment strategies can be driven, on the one hand by the sole motivation to hedge portfolios against knowable risks by expanding the conceptual framework to incorporate the latest best practice in risk management. Other investors focus rather on a long-term view and make an active bet on societal change. Recent empirical research has shown that considering sustainability factors within investment practices does not come at a cost (i.e. through a reduced opportunity set) but allows for competitive returns. Furthermore, the growing market and resulting competition in the wake of sustainable investing going mainstream has the welcome effect to compress fees for such products. Hence, staying informed about recent trends in sustainable investing is imperative no matter what the main motivation is.

Sustainable Investing Book

Sustainable Investing


  • Author : Hanna Silvola
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Bank marketing
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030714895

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"Sustainable Investing offers practical advice to market participants, with a variety of examples from investors and corporates who have dealt with the challenge of integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) aspects into their operations. The authors anchor these case studies in emerging research from academic finance, while providing readers with a critical lens to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of what may sometimes appear to be contradictory conclusions. Sustainable Investing is an excellent resource for international investors, advisors, and corporates." --Annie Bersagel, Portfolio Manager - ESG, Folketrygdfondet, Government Pension Fund Norway "A must-read to understand the tectonic shift of sustainable finance and how to be a part of it- through detailed case-studies and first-hand practitioners' input, this book takes on the challenge of making sustainable investments clear and actionable." --Carole Crozat, CFA, Head of Thematic Research for Sustainable Investments, BlackRock Most of what is described as sustainability investing today is very far from the mark. If we are to build a truly regenerative economy, across all dimensions of value creation, we must transform not just financial markets but economics itself. This timely book by Hanna Silvola and Tiina Landau is a welcome guide to an increasingly complex landscape of risk and opportunity." --John Elkington, Author of Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism "Pension investors want to make sure that their pension funds are able to provide their participants with a good pension. At the same time, they also want to contribute to a sustainable world with good quality of life, for current and future generations. Sustainable Investing provides a comprehensive overview with many practical cases that inspire to take action." --Els Knoope, Senior Portfolio Manager, APG Asset Management "This book provides excellent advice for beginners in sustainable investing and also for those

Global Handbook of Impact Investing Book

Global Handbook of Impact Investing


  • Author : Elsa De Morais Sarmento
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-12-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 1328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119690641

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Discover how to invest your capital to achieve a powerful, lasting impact on the world. The Global Handbook of Impact Investing: Solving Global Problems Via Smarter Capital Markets Towards A More Sustainable Society is an insightful guide to the growing world-wide movement of Impact Investing. Impact investors seek to realize lasting, beneficial improvements in society by allocating capital to sources of impactful and sustainable profit. This Handbook is a how-to guide for institutional investors, including family offices, foundations, endowments, governments, and international organizations, as well as academics, students, and everyday investors globally. The Handbook´s wide-ranging contributions from around the world make a powerful case for positive impact and profit to fund substantive, lasting solutions that solve critical problems across the world. Edited by two experienced and distinguished professionals in the sustainable investing arena and authored by two dozen renowned experts from finance, academia, and multilateral organizations from around the world, the Global Handbook of Impact Investing educates, inspires, and spurs action towards more responsible investing across all asset classes, resulting in smarter capital markets, including how to: · Realize positive impact and profit · Integrate impact into investment decision-making and portfolio · Allocate impactful investments across all asset classes · Apply unique Impact Investing frameworks · Measure, evaluate and report on impact · Learn from case examples around the globe · Pursue Best Practices in Impact Investing and impact reporting While other resources may take a local or limited approach to the subject, this Handbook gathers global knowledge and results from public and private institutions spanning five continents. The authors also make a powerful case for the ability of Impact Investing to lead to substantive and lasting change that addresses critical problems across the world.

Research Foundation Review 2017 Book

Research Foundation Review 2017


  • Author : CFA Institute Research Foundation
  • Publisher : CFA Institute Research Foundation
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781944960421

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Research Foundation Review 2017 Excerpt :

The Research Foundation Review 2017 summarizes the offerings from the CFA Institute Research Foundation over the past year—books, literature reviews, workshop presentations, and other relevant material.

Investment Governance for Fiduciaries Book

Investment Governance for Fiduciaries


  • Author : Michael E. Drew
  • Publisher : CFA Institute Research Foundation
  • Release Date : 2019-04-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781944960704

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Governance is a word that is increasingly heard and read in modern times, be it corporate governance, global governance, or investment governance. Investment governance, the central concern of this modest volume, refers to the effective employment of resources—people, policies, processes, and systems—by an individual or governing body (the fiduciary or agent) seeking to fulfil their fiduciary duty to a principal (or beneficiary) in addressing an underlying investment challenge. Effective investment governance is an enabler of good stewardship, and for this reason it should, in our view, be of interest to all fiduciaries, no matter the size of the pool of assets or the nature of the beneficiaries. To emphasize the importance of effective investment governance and to demonstrate its flexibility across organization type, we consider our investment governance process within three contexts: defined contribution (DC) plans, defined benefit (DB) plans, and endowments and foundations (E&Fs). Since the financial crisis of 2007–2008, the financial sector’s place in the economy and its methods and ethics have (rightly, in many cases) been under scrutiny. Coupled with this theme, the task of investment governance is of increasing importance due to the sheer weight of money, the retirement savings gap, demographic trends, regulation and activism, and rising standards of behavior based on higher expectations from those fiduciaries serve. These trends are at the same time related and self-reinforcing. Having explored the why of investment governance, we dedicate the remainder of the book to the question of how to bring it to bear as an essential component of good fiduciary practice. At this point, the reader might expect investment professionals to launch into a discussion about an investment process focused on the best way to capture returns. We resist this temptation. Instead, we contend that achieving outcomes on behalf of beneficiaries is as much about managing risks a

Research Foundation Review 2018 Book

Research Foundation Review 2018


  • Author : CFA Institute Research Foundation
  • Publisher : CFA Institute Research Foundation
  • Release Date : 2019-04-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN 10 : 9781944960728

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Research Foundation Review 2018 Excerpt :

The Research Foundation Review 2018 summarizes the offerings from the CFA Institute Research Foundation over the past year—books, literature reviews, workshop presentations, and other relevant material.

Sustainability Rating Agencies vs Credit Rating Agencies Book

Sustainability Rating Agencies vs Credit Rating Agencies


  • Author : Daniel Cash
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-04-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030716936

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Sustainability Rating Agencies vs Credit Rating Agencies Excerpt :

This book details the difference between the two rating industries, but this difference is converging all the time. The concept of investing in a more responsible and sustainable manner is drawing in some of the world’s leading investors and, with it, regulations and policies are developing at the highest levels. However, the market is not getting what it needs to fully submit to the concept of responsible investing. It has called for more to be done from those tasked with injecting information into their processes, and two industries in particular have been identified as being natural partners. It has been suggested that they are on a collision course to serve the mainstream investor, and in this book, that collision course is contextualised, explained, presented, and finally its outcome predicted.

The Rise of Green Finance in Europe Book

The Rise of Green Finance in Europe


  • Author : Marco Migliorelli
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030225100

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The Rise of Green Finance in Europe Excerpt :

This book offers a comprehensive discussion of how green finance has been growing thus far and explores the opportunities and key developments ahead, with particular emphasis on Europe. The main features of the market, the key products, the issue of correctly defining green finance, the main policy actions undertaken, the risk of green washing and the necessary steps to mainstream green finance are discussed in depth. In addition, the book analyses some highly relevant aspects of the market that so far have not been sufficiently explored in the policy, industry and academic debate. This includes the potential role of digitalisation and blockchain in fostering green finance, the crucial role of the effective financing of the agriculture to reach climate and environmental targets and the possible relationship between sustainable finance and other forms of "alternative" finance. This book will be of interest to academics, practitioners, financial institutions and policy makers involved in green finance and to the finance industry in general.

The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment Book

The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment


  • Author : Tessa Hebb
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-08-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 740
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136249730

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The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment Excerpt :

The UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment initiative has led to around a third of the world’s financial assets being managed with a commitment to invest in a way that considers environmental, social or governance (ESG) criteria. The responsible investment trend has increased dramatically since the global financial crisis, yet understanding of this field remains at an early stage. This handbook provides an atlas of current practice in the field of responsible investment. With a large global team of expert contributors, the book explores the impact of responsible investment on key financial actors ranging from mainstream asset managers to religious organizations. Offering students and researchers a comprehensive introduction to current scholarship and international structures in the expanding discipline of responsible investment, this handbook is vital reading across the fields of finance, economics and accounting.

Global Handbook of Impact Investing Book

Global Handbook of Impact Investing


  • Author : Elsa De Morais Sarmento
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-12-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 1328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119691082

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Global Handbook of Impact Investing Excerpt :

Discover how to invest your capital to achieve a powerful, lasting impact on the world. The Global Handbook of Impact Investing: Solving Global Problems Via Smarter Capital Markets Towards A More Sustainable Society is an insightful guide to the growing world-wide movement of Impact Investing. Impact investors seek to realize lasting, beneficial improvements in society by allocating capital to sources of impactful and sustainable profit. This Handbook is a how-to guide for institutional investors, including family offices, foundations, endowments, governments, and international organizations, as well as academics, students, and everyday investors globally. The Handbook ́s wide-ranging contributions from around the world make a powerful case for positive impact and profit to fund substantive, lasting solutions that solve critical problems across the world. Edited by two experienced and distinguished professionals in the sustainable investing arena and authored by two dozen renowned experts from finance, academia, and multilateral organizations from around the world, the Global Handbook of Impact Investing educates, inspires, and spurs action towards more responsible investing across all asset classes, resulting in smarter capital markets, including how to: · Realize positive impact and profit · Integrate impact into investment decision-making and portfolio · Allocate impactful investments across all asset classes · Apply unique Impact Investing frameworks · Measure, evaluate and report on impact · Learn from case examples around the globe · Pursue Best Practices in Impact Investing and impact reporting While other resources may take a local or limited approach to the subject, this Handbook gathers global knowledge and results from public and private institutions spanning five continents. The authors also make a powerful case for the ability of Impact Investing to lead to substantive and lasting change that addresses critical problems across the world.

Social Impact Investment 2019 The Impact Imperative for Sustainable Development Book

Social Impact Investment 2019 The Impact Imperative for Sustainable Development


  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-01-17
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9789264311299

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Social Impact Investment 2019 The Impact Imperative for Sustainable Development Excerpt :

This publication is a sequel to the OECD 2015 report on social impact investment (SII), Building the Evidence Base, bringing new evidence on the role of SII in financing sustainable development.

The Responsible Investor Handbook Book

The Responsible Investor Handbook


  • Author : Thomas Croft
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351283625

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The Responsible Investor Handbook Excerpt :

For decades, workers’ capital stewards have invested wisely to provide a secure retirement for millions of people around the world. This money – our money – represents an enormous share of economic and capital market wealth. It has seeded and grown innumerable innovative industries that have had far-reaching impacts. However, the 2008 financial crisis has seriously threatened these trusted assets and drained away prosperity.In response, a growing number of investors are moving towards responsible investment policies and strategies, addressing the rising expectations of consumers and benefiting from the financial advantages such strategies bring. Everyday citizens now want to see their investments not only do well, but do good. But, what constitutes responsible investment, and how can it be undertaken in practice? What is the impact of responsible investment strategies on investment performance? How can trustees, managers and advisors implement these strategies in line with their fiduciary responsibilities? How can plan trustees and staff members convince all stakeholders of the need to invest in resilient growth?The Responsible Investor Handbook, commissioned by the AFL-CIO and global progressive investors, is a lay-friendly “how-to” manual, sharing the best in responsible investment practice with capital stewards and other policy leaders who want to do the right thing with our common wealth.This invaluable toolkit enables readers to: Understand the pioneering role of workers’ capital in building infrastructure and vital services Devise a responsible investment strategy Select and monitor service providers Bring on board stakeholders with conflicting interests Avoid short-termism The Responsible Investor Handbook is the first book devoted to aligning the long-term investment priorities of working people with capital stewards and the financial complex that manages their assets. It is an essential read for trustees and capital stewards seeking the positive

Corporate Sustainability  Social Responsibility and Environmental Management Book

Corporate Sustainability Social Responsibility and Environmental Management


  • Author : Mark Anthony Camilleri
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-02-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319468495

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Corporate Sustainability Social Responsibility and Environmental Management Excerpt :

This book provides a concise and authoritative guide to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and related paradigms, including environmental responsibility, corporate sustainability and responsibility, creating shared value, strategic CSR, stakeholder engagement, corporate citizenship, business ethics and corporate governance, among others. It is primarily intended for advanced undergraduate and / or graduate students. Moreover, it is highly relevant for future entrepreneurs, small business owners, non-profit organisations and charitable foundations, as it addresses the core aspects of contemporary strategies, public policies and practices. It also features case studies on international policies and principles, exploring corporate businesses’ environmental, social and governance reporting. “Mark Camilleri’s new book provides an excellent overview of the eclectic academic literature in this area, and presents a lucid description of how savvy companies can embed themselves in circular systems that reduce system-wide externalities, increase economic value, and build reputation. A valuable contribution.” Charles J. Fombrun, Founder of Reputation Institute and a former Professor of Management at New York University and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA “I am pleased to recommend Dr. Camilleri’s latest book, Corporate Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Environmental Management. The book is a rich source of thought for everyone who wants to get deeper insights into this important topic. The accompanying five detailed case studies on a wide array of corporate sustainable and responsible initiatives are helpful in demonstrating how theoretical frameworks have been implemented into practical initiatives. This book is a critical companion for academics, students, and practitioners.” Adam Lindgreen, Professor and Head of Department of Marketing, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark “This book is an essential resource for students, practi

OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2020 Sustainable and Resilient Finance Book

OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2020 Sustainable and Resilient Finance


  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9789264544536

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OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2020 Sustainable and Resilient Finance Excerpt :

The OECD Business and Finance Outlook is an annual publication that presents unique data and analysis on the trends, both positive and negative, that are shaping tomorrow’s world of business, finance and investment.

Central Bank Reserve Management Book

Central Bank Reserve Management


  • Author : Age Bakker
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782541677

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This book addresses the welfare gains and costs of accumulating foreign exchange reserves and the implications for the functioning of the global financial system. The tremendous growth of central bank reserves has led to an increased focus on raising returns in addition to the traditional preference central banks have for maintaining liquid portfolios. Issues such as asset and currency diversification, the impact of new accounting rules and the profit distribution agreements with the government are analysed, adding new insights to the current debate on the optimal size of central bank reserves. This book brings together a wide range of experts from central banks, investment banks and the academic community.