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Advanced Analytics for Green and Sustainable Economic Development

Book Description

Trends in green and sustainable development have and will continue to influence all major economies. Identifying the risks and opportunities associated with sustainable economic development and green analysis for sustainability warrants the use and study of advanced analytics. Advanced Analytics for Green and Sustainable Economic Development: Supply Chain Models and Financial Technologies focuses on the development of innovative techniques and tools that answer urgent questions in the global trend of sustainable economic development. This book will be useful to professionals, researchers, and policymakers working in various disciplines including business and economy, science and engineering, social sciences, government policy, and legal studies. Chapters in this work also provide a valuable resource for business managers concerned with the development of green business and application of low carbon practices.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Enterprises in Transition
    3. Supply Chain Relationship Management for Sustainable Development
    4. Advanced Analytics with Supply Chain Models and Financial Technologies
  5. Chapter 1: Low Carbon Economy-Finance and Technology Models
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ACCELERATING INVESTMENT IN LOW-CARBON TECHNOLOGIES
    4. ACCOUNTING AND MARKET MECHANISMS
    5. THE FINANCING CONTINUUM
    6. INFRASTRUCTURE AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES
    7. CONCLUSION
  6. Chapter 2: Carbon Markets and Investments
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE PROJECT ENVIRONMENT AND CONTEXT
    4. PROJECT APPRAISAL AND THE FINANCIAL SITUATION
    5. THE INVESTMENT DECISION
    6. THE MAIN FACTORS AFFECTING THE INVESTMENT
    7. A BRIEF LOOK AT ECO’S PROJECT PORTFOLIO
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. APPENDIX
  7. Chapter 3: Firms’ Banking and Pooling in the EU ETS (2005-2007)
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE EU ETS
    4. EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE ON BANKING AND POOLING IN THE EU ETS
    5. POLICY IMPLICATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 4: Mind the Gap Please!
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WORLD BANK’S COMPLEX INVESTMENT STRATEGIES IN RENEWABLE ENERGY
    4. CASE STUDIES AND RESEARCH METHODS
    5. GAPS IN INVESTMENT STRATEGIES
    6. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 5: Alternatives to the Global Financial Sector
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Non-Banks and Their Role in the Banking Sector
    4. Background to Money Concepts
    5. A Social Revolution and New Economics
    6. Complementary Currencies and LETS
    7. Time Bank Type Systems
    8. Conclusion
  10. Chapter 6: Low Carbon Economy and Developing Countries
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LOW CARBON ACTIVITIES IN NEPAL
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. ESTIMATION AND DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 7: Transition to Low-Carbon Hydrogen Economy in America
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. Transition management: ROLE, DEFINING FEATURES and experiences
    4. Transition management of THE low-carbon HYDROGEN ECONOMY: The case of the United States
    5. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 8: Operational Hedging Strategies to Overcome Financial Constraints during Clean Technology Start-Up and Growth
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Background
    4. Clean Technology Financing
    5. Operational Hedging
    6. Research Opportunities
    7. Conclusion
  13. Chapter 9: Warehouse Financing Risk Analysis and Measurement with Case Study in Carbon Trading
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. Background
    4. Activities identification
    5. Analyzing risk
    6. Cost of implementing the measures
    7. Case study: carbon trading
    8. Conclusion
  14. Chapter 10: Modeling Closed Loop Supply Chain Systems
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. Background
    4. Model building
    5. simulation of scenarios
    6. case studies
    7. FuTURE rESEARCH dIRECTIONS
    8. Conclusion
  15. Chapter 11: Bike Transportation System Design
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. BICYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE and INTEGRATION
    4. BICYCLE FACILITY DESIGN and LITERATURE REVIEW
    5. CASE CONTEXT
    6. CASE DESCRIPTION
    7. MATHEMATICAL MODELLING APPROACH
    8. DISCUSSION ON APPROACH AND RESULTS
    9. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 12: Data Center Technology Roadmap
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Literature Review
    4. Methodology
    5. Market Drivers
    6. Products
    7. Technologies and its Components
    8. Data Center Roadmap Overview
    9. Recommendations, Emerging Trends and Inferences
    10. Conclusion
    11. Appendix
  17. Compilation of References
  18. About the Contributors
  19. Index