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Will There be Such a ‘Think’ as Responsible Investment Banking One Day?

September 30, 2015 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Governance & Regulation, Personal FinanceComments (1)

By Karen Wendt In this article, Karen Wendt, the editor of Responsible Investment Banking: Risk Management Frameworks, Sustainable Financial Innovation and Softlaw Standards, gives our readers an introduction to her latest body of work which is a collection of authoritative essays on the role of investment and finance in the creation of climate – friendly

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The Origins of Business

June 4, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Personal FinanceComments (1)

By Keith Roberts This essay outlines how business entities began and grew to become the recognizable ancestors of modern business. It suggests that deliberate innovation and marketing are the principal distinctions between modern and ancient business, and

From Hubris to Disgrace: The End of Finance as we Know it…

March 26, 2015 • FINANCE & BANKING, In-depth, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Governance & Regulation, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Mark Esposito and Terence Tse In this article, Mark Esposito (co-editor with O’Sullivan and Allington of the book From Hubris to Disgrace) and Terence Tse, take a closer look at the economic and philosophical domain of finance in order to understand the

Transformation of Financial Services in Northeast Asian Banks: An Unexpected, but Pleasant, Cultural Surprise

January 25, 2015 • FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Asia - Pacific, Banking Innovation, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Jung Kee Hong and You-il Lee   Below Dr. Jung Kee Hong and Dr. You-il Lee explore the new emergence of financial market trends shown in Northeast Asia, such as the rapid growth in bancassurance in Korea and Taiwan. The authors offer an analysis on a

Leverage For Good: The New World of Social-Purpose Finance

November 26, 2014 • FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Banking Innovation, Climate Change & Society, Global Capital Markets, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Lester M. Salamon A revolution is underway on the frontiers of philanthropy. New charitable models hold the promise of leveraging for social and environmental purposes not just billions of dollars of charitable grants but hundreds of billions, indeed

Making Sustainable Attainable

September 26, 2014 • FINANCE & BANKING, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Banking Innovation, Personal Finance, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Ian Brooks From its early beginnings as a financially risky and purely philanthropic venture, Sustainable Investing has evolved into not only a viable but also a financially rewarding sector. Below, Ian Brooks makes the case for Sustainable Investment and

How Finance is Shaping the Economies of China, Japan, and Korea

July 28, 2014 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Asia - Pacific, Banking Innovation, China, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Yung Chul Park, Hugh Patrick, and Larry Meissner In what ways, and to what degree, has the financial system mattered, and what roles has it played, in the Japanese economy since about 1990, in the Korean economy since about 1980, and in the Chinese economy

Can Financial Innovations Mitigate Civil and Ethnic Conflict?

March 14, 2013 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, Banking Innovation, Unprotected PostComments (1)

By Saumitra Jha The failure to align the incentives of self-interested groups in favor of beneficial reform is often considered a major cause of civil conflict and persistent underdevelopment around the world. However, much less is known about strategies that

Financial Transformation to Sustain the Arab Firestorm

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, In-depth, Banking Innovation, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Nasser Saidi The Arab world needs to undertake major structural transformations if it is to effectively address the challenges laid bare by the Arab Firestorm. Greater regional economic & financial integration, the development of local currency

From A Niche Market To The Mainstream: What Has Driven Islamic Banking Growth?

January 4, 2012 • FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, Banking Innovation, Middle East & Africa, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Patrick Imam and Kangni Kpodar Despite the rapid growth in Islamic banking during the past decade, challenges remain, pointing to the need for further reforms and greater harmonization in the interpretation of what is Shariah compliant between Islamic