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Aligning Social Investing with Nature's Timescales


Richardson, Benjamin, Aligning Social Investing with Nature's Timescales, The Cambridge Handbook on Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Sustainability, Cambridge University Press, B Sjafjell and C M Bruner (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 566 - 580. ISBN 9781108658386 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/9781108658386.047


his chapter focuses on the concept of time to evaluate the barriers and opportunities to environmentally responsible finance, and to assess existing governance reforms. With the sustainability discourse increasingly penetrating the financial economy, some investors and lenders profess to be more mindful of the value of long term and patient financial decisions, both for their own economic returns and environmental responsibility. However, the system of global finance capitalism, with its myopic and frenetic tempo, clashes with this aspiration. The movement for socially responsible investing, and the associated 'slow money' movement, are helping to inculcate more eco-friendly time-scales into the financial world. These movements are emerging agents of environmental governance, helping to overcome the lacunae and deficits in official regulation of the financial sector's environmental performance.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:finance, sustainability, investment, regulation
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Public law
Research Field:Public law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Community services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Richardson, Benjamin (Professor Benjamin Richardson)
ID Code:135736
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2019-11-12
Last Modified:2020-03-03

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