by Marcel Jeucken
finance play a fundamental role in public policy and economic
performance as well as in all forms of commerce and industry. They
are crucial in determining whether society - from governments to
individual consumers - succeeds in following an environmentally
working in the financial sector are largely unaware of the rationale
and pressures for sustainable development and its bearing on their
work, while those in the relevant research and policy areas commonly
overlook how vital the financial sector is for progress.
This book sets
out to rectify this state of affairs, in a style which is also
accessible to those with no experience of environmental or finance
issues. It provides a comprehensive account of their interdependence:
why the financial sector is crucial to achieving sustainability and
why the triple bottom line of commercial, environmental and social
success points the way forward for banking.
systematic assessment of major banks around the world, the book
presents a comprehensive account of current best practice, an
analysis of the differences in approach and performance, and
recommendations of actions and policies for improved performance
that will contribute to sustainable development.