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Green and Sustainable Finance

Principles and Practice in Banking, Investment and Insurance

Apply green and sustainable finance principles and best practice in banking, investment and insurance to aid the transition to a low-carbon world and maximize new opportunities.
EAN: 9781398609242
Edition: 2
Format: 240 x 172
664 pages

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About the book

To achieve society's goals, as set out in the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, the finance sector has a crucial role to play in driving sustainable business and the transition to a net zero economy.

To achieve this change, it is vital for the finance sector to allocate capital to the firms, investments and activities looking to create a more sustainable world. Green and Sustainable Finance offers a comprehensive guide to green and sustainable principles and practice in banking, investment and insurance to help finance professionals manage sustainability risks and support their clients and customers in transition. Given the need for urgent, rapid and sustained change, it is essential that all finance professionals understand and apply these principles so that every professional financial decision takes account of sustainability.

Written by the CEO of the Chartered Banker Institute this fully updated second edition includes the most recent assessments of climate science from the IPCC, extended coverage of sustainability reporting and carbon accounting, and regulatory and market developments in sustainability risk management. It also features material on the rapid growth of sustainable lending and investment and the latest finance sector alliances and initiatives. Endorsed by the Chartered Banker Institute as the core text for the global benchmark Certificate in Green and Sustainable Finance, this book is essential reading for finance professionals, university students and individuals working to embed sustainability in business, finance, policy and regulation.

About the authors

Simon Thompson is Chief Executive of the Chartered Banker Institute. He leads the UK's Green Finance Education Charter initiative and is a former Vice President of the European Bank Training Network. Simon is a Fellow of the Chartered Banker Institute, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and holds an MBA from the University of Edinburgh.
  • 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'

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