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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 trillions, of dollars of private investment capital.   You might also like: From Hubris to Disgrace:

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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

Changes at the top in Chinese Banking

January 4, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, China, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Violaine Cousin At the end of October 2011, the heads of the three financial sector regulators were rotated. It is time to ask what are the rules behind the scenes and what the future holds for the Chinese financial sector. You might also like: Decrypting

Putting Mind into Markets

January 4, 2012 • FINANCE & BANKING, SPECIAL FEATURES, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, Banking Innovation, Personal Finance, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By David Tuckett The 2008 financial crisis showed that human emotion has a critical impact on financial markets. The newly established discipline of ’emotional finance’, pioneered by David Tuckett, draws on principles of psychoanalysis to enable

Too systemic to fail: Consequences, causes, and potential remedies

December 28, 2010 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Americas, Banking Innovation, Europe, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Raghuram Rajan Perhaps the single biggest distortion to the free enterprise system is when a number of private institutions are deemed by political and regulatory authorities as too systemic to fail. Resources are trapped in corporate structures that have

Islamic Finance: Is the Time Ripe for a Private Sector Trade Association?

December 28, 2010 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Robert B Gray The growing significance of Islamic finance has brought into sharp focus the similarities and the potential for convergence with respect to market practices between conventional modes of financing and the market for Shariah-compliant