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Green Finance and Sustainability

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The green movement refers to an emphasis on goods and services considered to inflict minimal or no harm on the environment, that have provided a low carbon roadmap to economic growth disassociated from greenhouse gas and other polluting emissions.Green Finance and Sustainability: Environmentally-Aware Business Models and Technologies is devoted to examining a range of major issues concerning green finance and sustainability clustered  into five sections on emerging environmentally aware business models, regulation and standard development, green ICT for sustainability, green finance and the carbon market, green manufacturing, logistics and SCM, and regional low carbon development. This book appears at the right time for field and is written to bring insights and enlarge researchers' view into this urgent and import field.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  5. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. SUPPLY CHAIN CARBON MANAGEMENT
    3. CARBON IMPACT MANAGEMENT
    4. ABOUT THIS BOOK
  6. Section 1: Business Models, Regulation and Standard for Sustainability
    1. Chapter 1: Towards the Transition to a Post-Carbon Society
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FRAMING THE CONDITIONS FOR A LOW CARBON FUTURE
      5. CASE STUDY: OUTDOOR SPORTSWEAR
      6. CASE STUDY ENERGY
      7. CAR INDUSTRY CASE STUDY
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Environmental Standardization for Sustainability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TYPES OF STANDARDS
      5. LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS
      6. CHARACTERISTICS OF STANDARDS
      7. REGULATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDIZATION
      8. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & ANTITRUST ASPECTS OF SDA
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Promoting Technological Environmental Innovations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECHNOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION AND REGULATIONS
      4. CHARACTERISTICS OF TEI PROMOTING REGULATIONS
      5. CASE STUDIES
      6. COMPARING TEI PROMOTING REGULATIONS IN CALIFORNIA AND HONG KONG
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Quantifying Sustainability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE 2002 ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY INDEX (ESI)
      4. CICA FOR DETERMINANTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
      5. THE FUTURE FOR (ENVIRONMENTAL) INDEXING
      6. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 2: Green ICT for Sustainability
    1. Chapter 5: Greener Data Centres in the Netherlands
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEFINITIONS
      4. THE PROCESSES FOR ARRIVING AT MORE SUSTAINABLE DATA CENTRES AND THEIR POSSIBILITIES
      5. SET-UP OF THE STUDY
      6. THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY
      7. THE STATUS OF THE PROCESSES TO ACHIEVE MORE SUSTAINABLE DATA CENTERS
    2. Chapter 6: Information Technology Resources Virtualization for Sustainable Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: GENERAL PERSPECTIVE OF VIRTUALIZATION
      3. BACKGROUND - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE VIRTUALIZATION
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER: FROM VIRTUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY TO VIRTUALIZATION MANAGEMENT
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS AND CONCLUSIONS
    3. Chapter 7: An Introduction to the Green IT Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic IT Management System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SO, WHAT IS THE GREEN IT BALANCED SCORECARD, AND WHY?
      5. 2 BASIC PILLARS
      6. IT GOVERNANCE AND IT BALANCED-SCORECARD
      7. TECHNOLOGY PERFORMANCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE
      8. MEASURING GREEN IT SCORECARD (ENVIRONMENT AS THE CORE PERSPECTIVE)
      9. CAUSE-AND-EFFECT RELATIONSHIPS
      10. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      11. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      12. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 8: A New Recommendation for Green IT Strategies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. RESOURCE-BASED VIEW OF THE FIRM
    5. Chapter 9: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Building Knowledge Processes in Vulnerable Ecosystems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AS SUSTAINABILITY TOOLS IN BUILDING KNOWLEDGE PROCESSES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 10: MSP430 Microcontroller
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NEED FOR LOW POWER
      4. STRATEGIES FOR LOW POWER
      5. NEED FOR UNDERSTANDING
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 11: Toward a Conceptual Model for Sustainability and Greening through Information Technology Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: SUSTAINABILITY AND GREENING
      4. GREENING THROUGH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
      5. GOVERNMENT’S ROLE IN SUSTAINABILITY AND GREENING
      6. SUSTAINABILITY AND GREENING IN ORGANIZATIONS
      7. TOWARD DEFINING A MODEL FOR GREENING THROUGH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (GITM)
      8. CHARACTERISTICS OF GITM 1.0
      9. GITM TOOL
      10. DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE WORK
  8. Section 3: Green Finance and Carbon Market
    1. Chapter 12: Price Relationships in the EU Emissions Trading System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RISK FACTORS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 13: Carbon as an Emerging Tool for Risk Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DEVELOPMENT OF CARBON INTO A TOOL FOR RISK MANAGEMENT
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 14: Voluntary Emissions Reduction
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSIONS
      7. Appendix A
      8. Appendix B
    4. Chapter 15: GHG Emissions from the International Goods Movement by Ships and the Adaptation Funding Distribution
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MARITIME TRANSPORTATION AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE
      5. THE IMPACT OF GHG REDUCTION COST ON TRANSPORATION COST AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE
      6. THE CO2 FUND COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX
    5. Chapter 16: Emissions Trading at Work
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN EMISSIONS TRADING
      3. FOUNDATIONS AND ECONOMICS OF CAP-AND-TRADE MARKETS
      4. SECONDARY MARKET ARCHITECTURE
      5. SECONDARY MARKET FUNCTIONING
      6. DESIGN CHALLENGES WITH LARGE-SCALE AUCTIONING
      7. FINAL REMARKS
    6. Chapter 17: A Pragmatic Profile Approach to Evaluating Environmental Sustainability Investment Decisions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 4: Green Manufacturing, Logistics and SCM
    1. Chapter 18: Green Logistics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: BASICS OF GREEN LOGISTICS
      3. GREEN LOGISTICS PRACTICES: STRATEGIC, TACTICAL, AND OPERATIONAL
      4. GREEN LOGISTICS IN EMERGING MARKETS: CHARACTERISTICS, IMPACT, AND CASES
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 19: The Impact of Sustainability-Focused Strategies on Sourcing Decisions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. VERTICAL INTEGRATION MEASUREMENT WITH FAN & LANG METHOD
      5. SAMPLE, DATA COLLECTION, AND MEASUREMENT
      6. DISCUSSIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. Appendix A-1.
      10. Appendix A-2.
      11. Appendix B. List of Sustainability-Focused Companies in the Sample
      12. Appendix C.
    3. Chapter 20: Green Logistics and Supply Chain Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT IS LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT?
      4. GREEN INITIATIVES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 21: Greener Transportation Infrastructure
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CHALLENGES OF AN EFFECTIVE EVALUATION PROCESS
      5. PROPOSED METHODOLOGY
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 22: A Conceptual Model for Greening a Supply Chain through Greening of Suppliers and Green Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: A REVIEW OF KEY FACTORS
      4. THE PROPOSED MODEL AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 23: An Environmentally Integrated Manufacturing Analysis Combined with Waste Management in a Car Battery Manufacturing Plant
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE ENVIRONMENTALLY INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING SYSTEM ANALYSIS
      5. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTALLY INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING SYSTEM ANALYSIS IN A CAR BATTERY MANUFACTURING PLANT
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 5: Regional Development
    1. Chapter 24: The Impact of Electricity Market and Environmental Regulation on Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) Development in China
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IMPACT OF ELECTRICITY MARKET ESTABLISHMENT
      4. ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION'S IMPACT ON CCS IN CHINA
      5. POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 25: A Critical Assessment of Environmental Degeneration and Climate Change
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE UNDERLINING COMPLEXITY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE: SCIENTIFIC PROBABILITIES; POLITICAL AGENDAS AND THE CONCRETENESS OF SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
      4. CHINA’S ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES
      5. DEVELOPMENT, POLITICS AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL: A MULTIFACETED RELATIONSHIP WITHIN A SPECIFIC HISTORICAL AND SOCIAL CONTEXT
      6. THE NATIONAL ELEVENTH FIVE-YEAR-PLAN FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (2006-2010)
      7. THE SECURITY DIMENSION
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 26: Study on Low-Carbon Economy Model and Method of Chinese Tourism Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. OUTLINE
      3. INTRODUCTION
      4. CONNOTATION OF LOW-CARBON ECONOMY
      5. STUDY ON LOW-CARBON FRAMEWORK AND DEVELOPMENT MODEL IN TOURISM
      6. RECOMMENDATION FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 27: Government Policies and Private Investments Make for a Bright Cleantech Future in India
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. INDIA PAVES A WAY TO A CLEAN FUTURE
      4. FROM A PRIVATE EQUITY PERSPECTIVE…
      5. PROGRESSIVE POLICES IN A CLIMATE CHANGE CONTEXT
      6. CONCLUSION: THE FUTURE IS HERE
    5. Chapter 28: Building a Sustainable Regional Eco System for Green Technologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND / LITERATURE REVIEW
      3. SELECTION OF SUPPLY CHAIN COMPONENTS
      4. CASE STUDY OF PACIFIC ETHANOL
      5. CONCLUSION
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors