Banking and finance play a fundamental role in society public policy 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 a sustainable development path.
However, those 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 towards sustainability.
Sustainability in Finance attemps to fill this gap and gives a theoretical foundation for current best practices among banks in developed countries. The book presents a wealth of practical cases and examples and analyses developments at major mainstream banks in the world.
Marcel Jeucken works at the Triodos Bank and Dutch Sustainability Research (DSR), and has previously been working at Rabobank Group, in the Netherlands.