Business and Society

Financing the transition towards sustainability

August 31, 2011 | 1 min read

Sustainability thinking is rapidly gaining traction. It o­ffers an inspiring vision for the future of the world and provides significant business and investment opportunities. Based on insights from over 300 empirical studies, this book explores the possibilities in the field of renewable energy finance, carbon trading, and sustainable investing. In addition, it describes innovative finance mechanisms – such as green bonds and peer-to-peer lending – that may further spur environmental and social sustainability. By taking an empirical, fact-based approach, this book aims to provide investors, business executives, and policymakers with a more thorough understanding of how sustainable finance can create value for business and society.


Financing Sustainability, Insights for Investors, Corporate Executives, and Policymakers. Authors: Marco Kerste, Nicole Rosenboom, Bernd Jan Sikken, Jarst Weda, Hardcover; 223 pages; July 2011; VU University Press; ISBN 978 90 8659 559 4.

Hard copies of the book can be ordered on and This book is a co-production between Duisenberg School of finance and SEO Economic Research and was commissioned by the Holland Financial Centre

Update Nov 23, 2011: description & PDF download to second edition

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