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Finance and Sustainability: Towards a New Paradigm? A Post-crisis Agenda Vol: 2

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06 Oct 2011
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
325 pages - 156 x 234 x 36mm
Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability


The recent global financial crisis has indicated that the conventional dominant paradigm in finance is unable to cope with the problems of financial systems, markets, and behaviour of financial institutions, and failed to understand the proper role of finance in society and the economic system as a whole. Drawing on the recent movements of corporate social responsibility, socially responsible investing and sustainable development, this volume goes further to examine the ongoing making of financial reality towards social responsibility and sustainability, and aims at a better understanding of finance as a collective construct and endeavour embedded in societal context. Bringing together leading scholarly thinking, this collection opens new avenues of comprehending corporate social responsibility, reveals mechanisms and strategies in shaping the reality of responsible finance, searches alternative approaches towards financial sustainability, and explores new thinking of coping with complex financial choice and financial risks. Moving away from the conventional financial paradigm, this volume demonstrates paradigm shifting in the financial world and provides fresh insights on how we may reshape the financial reality to enable societal betterment and prevent any future financial crisis.
List of Tables. List of Figures. List of Contributors. Editorial Advisory and Review Board. Acknowledgements. Finance and Sustainability: Exploring the Reality we are Making. Towards a Fiduciary Capitalism Perspective on Business Ethics. ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’: A New Regulation of Capitalism? An Institutionalist Interpretative Framework of CSR, Based on the French Experience. CSR and ‘Best Interests of the Corporation’: New Purpose for Corporations and Managers? A Comparative View from North American and European Corporate Law. Changing the Dominant Convention: The Role of Emerging Initiatives in Mainstreaming ESG. Activism in European Pension Funds: Exerting Pressure on Intermediaries. Drivers of Socially Responsible Investment in the French Financial Market. The Experimental Approach to Trust in Socially Responsible Investment Funds. The Strategy and Fundamentals of Sustainable Finance Serving Sustainable Development. In what Conditions can Venture Capital and Social Justice Co-Exist? A Case Study of a French Venture Capital Fund Investing Ethically in Africa. Cooperative Finance and Sustainability After the Financial Crisis. Effects of Financialization on Restructuring and Sustainable Development Policy: The Accor Group Case. Dynamic Systems, Matching Complexity, Contributions to Corporate Financial Choice. The New Paradigm in Risk Management. Actual Risk Sharing Measurement in Islamic Banks. Systemic Risk in Structured Finance: Lessons from the Ongoing Financial Crisis. Finance and Sustainability: Towards a New Paradigm? A Post-Crisis Agenda. Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability. Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability. Copyright page.

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