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With climate change now clearly on the horizon, the imperative of sustainability is starting to transform the world's capital markets. Already billions of dollars, pounds, euro and yen are being managed with a view to environmental, social and governance factors. Evolving out of the ethical, socially responsible investment (SRI) and responsible investment waves, sustainable investment involves the conscious integration of extra-financial factors into strategies for generating long-term financial returns. In essence, sustainable investment is fast becoming the smart way of generating long-term returns. With conventional investors now scrambling to factor in issues such as climate change, business ethics and human rights, sustainable investment represents a turning point in the evolution of global finance. Written by international leaders in SRI, ethical and sustainable investment from Wall Street and the City, this accessible, fast-moving, information-packed book covers the full breadth and depth of sustainable investment. Topics include a thorough explanation of sustainable investment, its history, evolution and mainstreaming; how to select sustainable companies and investments including screening criteria, indices and indicators; investment analysis and performance; the changing corporate landscape towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and environmental sustainability; and changes in capital markets. A final section looks at future risk, and the possibilities for sustainable investment to actually encourage corporate survival-as well as potential investor returns going forward-in this era of pending climatic change. Invaluable reference sections provide further information including: a fluency guide to terms and acronyms such as SRI and Cleantech, key international initiatives for corporate sustainability, international rating agencies, a directory of SRI funds and firms, sustainability indices on the DOW and FTSE and more.This is the essential insider guide for thoughtful investors, fund managers, business leaders and consultants seeking to lead the front end of the sustainability curve for both superior returns and a positive constructive future in this new era of climate and global environmental change.

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Sustainable investing is an approach to investing driven by the long- term economic, environmental, and social risks and opportunities facing the global economy. It can also encompass elements of ethical investing, responsible investing, and clean technology investing. In this book, international contributors chart the emergence, evolution, and future prospects of sustainable investing, and look at sustainability across other asset classes. Some specific topics discussed are fixed income and microfinance, sustainable and responsible property investing, the global agenda (with focus on China and India), and lessons learned from the carbon emissions markets. A glossary is included. Appendices collect various initiatives and resources on sustainable and responsible investing. Krosinsky is vice president, North America, of Trucost Plc. Robins is head of the HSBC Climate Change Center of Excellence. The book is distributed in the US by Stylus. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Krosinsky, Cary
Earthscan Publications
Robins, Nick
Environmental economics
Development - Sustainable Development
Investments & Securities - General
Social responsibility of business
Investment analysis
Business - General
Environmental Markets Insight
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9.20x6.20x1.00 in. 1.25 lbs.

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