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Green and Sustainable Finance
Principles and Practice in Banking, Investment and Insurance
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Simon Thompson has produced an outstanding and essential read for anyone in finance and banking who needs to better understand green and sustainable finance. . The book helps the reader understand how to begin to align, embed, measure, and use green finance and grapple with making the green transition as individuals, firms, and communities. It is accessible, clear, well-constructed and addresses a myriad of complex issues while treating the reader with respect, without jargon.
If you need to understand how to operationalise a firm's profitable pathway to net zero, you should buy this book and digest its lessons.
Simon Thompson is to be commended for leading the UK banking sector's green transition. His superb book demonstrates how finance can be a powerful green lever; how banks and markets can pull forward the speed of the necessary green tomorrow; and how banking and finance firms can help renewably construct a more liveable future for us all. This book will be a great help for finance students, professionals, and bankers who wish to build an economy of fifty shades of green, and a more sustainable future for us all.
- Stuart P.M. Mackintosh, Executive Director, G30, and author of 'Climate Crisis Economics'