Tom Cantillon

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Delivering the green economy through financial policy

By |2019-09-11T18:37:20+01:00September 11th, 2019|Digital library|

According to the UNEP FI the absence of policy and regulatory measures related to internalizing externalities is a key barrier to private sector investments in sustainable assets. Hence, this report suggests that further finance sector regulation could incentivise financial institutions to supply capital for sustainable development. This paper therefore maps out the financial regulatory landscape,
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The practice of responsible investment principles in larger-scale agricultural investments Implications for Corporate Performance and Impact on Local Communities

By |2019-09-11T18:32:42+01:00September 11th, 2019|Digital library|

Agriculture as a focus of investment is viewed by some as a promising and long-awaited opportunity to promote the sector. For others, it raised the concerns about the potential negative environment, social and economic impacts. This report adds to the growing body of literature by examining 39 mature agribusiness investments in Africa and Southeast Asia,
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The value of responsible investment The moral, financial and economic case for action

By |2019-09-11T18:27:56+01:00September 11th, 2019|Digital library|

The momentum on responsible investments have been building up, over the last years - showcased for example by the numerous signatories of the PRI. This report explores the moral, financial and economic justification for responsible investment, linking it to the academic evidence. It concentrates on how ESG factors materially impact investment risk and returns.

Integrated Governance A new model of governance for sustainability

By |2019-09-11T18:24:02+01:00September 11th, 2019|Digital library|

This report aims to identify corporate governance practices that could promote a durable culture of sustainability within corporations, proposing the "Integrated Governance" model. This model and its implementation in practice are explained within the report. Overall the authors wish institutional investors with insights and suggestions that they could consider when engaging with companies, and exercising
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New Investment Approaches for Addressing Social and Economic Challenges

By |2019-09-11T18:10:42+01:00September 11th, 2019|Digital library|

This paper aims to provide an introduction to and overview of the social investment market for policy makers in OECD and non-OECD countries. Social investment is the provision of finance to organisations with the explicit expectation of a social, as well as financial, return. Social investment has become increasingly relevant in today’s economic environment as
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Overview of the “Green” Swiss Financial Market

By |2019-09-11T18:02:04+01:00September 11th, 2019|Digital library|

This report is based on a request of the Swiss Federal Office of the Environment (FOEN). FOEN wants to receive a comprehensive overview of the green and sustainable financial market landscape in Switzerland, based on a desktop research and the experience of PwC subject matter experts. Overview of the sustainable and ‘green’ financial market in
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Stability and Sustainability in Banking Reform: Are Environmental Risks Missing in Basel III?

By |2019-09-11T17:58:03+01:00September 11th, 2019|Digital library|

International Banking regulations (i.e. Basel Capital Accord) have gained much attention in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Simultaneously, interest in environmental risks for banking and their potential systemic impacts are also on the rise. The author highlights some initial programs (i.e. Brazil, China, Peru), where banking regulation and governance practices address environmental risks. This
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