CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance

Responsible Investment Banking

Risk Management Frameworks, Sustainable Financial Innovation and Softlaw Standards

Editors: Wendt, Karen (Ed.)

  • Provides a structured overview of the main investment banking initiatives, softlaw standards, risk management and impact investing strategies
  • Discusses new products, the role of investment and finance in the creation of climate –friendly markets, positive social impact and fundamental ethical values in business such as Human Rights
  • Showcases practical examples and solutions
  • Provides guidance on how environmentally and socially responsible investment banking cascades down from leadership commitment to strategic positioning, state of the art risk management, opportunity creation, value chain management and good governance
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About this book

This book provides evidence on the relevance of environmental and social factors in decision making. It discusses the Gold Standard Frameworks for integrating extra-financial risks into the philosophy, culture, strategies, products and value chain management procedures of investment and banking and highlights the current emergence of global administrative law. New emerging topics like positive impact investing and finance, climate friendly markets, human rights, the enhanced role of fiduciary duties and shared values are approached with a lot of examples for practical application. Steps towards a new banking culture, a new climate for double loop learning and sustainable financial innovation are outlined and the additional benefits of robust stakeholder engagement explained. The anthology paves the way from robust impact and risk management to positive impact creation and a new investment culture. As well, challenges for the implementation and ways to overcome them are broadly discussed. The book is rooted in the fact that institutions and investors which fail to professionally integrate the management of extra-financial risk into their whole lending and investment chain and fail to move to positive impact creation may well loose positions and mandates and finally the trust of their clients, partners and stakeholders.  The contributing authors of this anthology are internationally renowned experts in the field of ESG and impact investing. The compendium brings together practitioners and academics to allow a confluence of thoughts, concepts and viewpoints. This huge variety of perspectives and approaches makes this volume a comprehensive compendium on responsible investment and banking.

About the authors

Karen Wendt is head of the Equator Principles Team of a top tier global bank, where she introduced the Equator Principles, an environmental and social risk management framework. Karen started her career at Deutsche Bank after achieving her Bachelors Degree from the University of Regensburg and working for the European Commission. She holds an MBA from the University of Liverpool. Karen Wendt has been one of the initiators of the Equator Principles and is a Member of the Steering Committee of the Equator Principles Financial Institutions Association since its inception. She has undertaken research on investment banking culture, the role of alignment of interests and values and the impact of leadership behavior on trust and value identity. She has more than 20 years experience in investment banking. In addition she is editor of scientific books on the subject of responsible investment banking and positive impact investment and finance.

Table of contents (44 chapters)

  • Editor’s Contribution

    Wendt, Karen

    Pages 1-42

  • Fit-for-Purpose and Effective Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Management: ESG Implementation Challenges, Concepts, Methods and Tips for Improvement

    Cox, Alexander

    Pages 43-58

  • Challenges and Advantages of IFC Performance Standards: ERM Experience

    Amirkhanova, Elena (et al.)

    Pages 59-69

  • EBRD Environmental and Social Governance Standards and Their Impact on the Market

    Prasek, Dariusz

    Pages 71-79

  • Implementing Environmental and Social Risk Management on the Ground: Interfaces Between Clients, Investment Banks, Multi-laterals, Consultants and Contractors: A Case Study from the EBRD

    Cousins, Debbie

    Pages 81-107

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-10311-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-10310-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37533-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Responsible Investment Banking
Book Subtitle
Risk Management Frameworks, Sustainable Financial Innovation and Softlaw Standards
Editors
  • Karen Wendt
Series Title
CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-10311-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-10311-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-10310-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37533-5
Series ISSN
2196-7075
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LI, 674
Number of Illustrations and Tables
140 b/w illustrations
Topics