Green Investment and Finance Book: Invitation to Write

Green Investment and Finance Book: Invitation to Write:Call for Papers

We are delighted to announce our latest book project

The book will  be launched at our Official Side Event at UNFCC United Nations Climate Conference on 15th November 2017 in Bonn.

If you would like to send in a paper or chapter- please email us as soon as possible,

The information for writers is:

Green Economics Institute Publishing House


Invitation to Write


Progressive Economics

Reclaiming economics for all people everywhere, nature, other species, the planet and its systems



An Introduction to the Challenges of

Ethical, Sustainable, Green Investment and Climate Finance and Divestment

Call for Book Papers and Chapters

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Section I – Financial innovations

Assets and risk management after the global crisis

Capital markets, shadow banking and the investment/divestment dynamics

The rationale of private equity funds

Banking structures and futures

The role of shares and shareholders

Technology of Investment mathematical models

Bitcoin and other digital innovations, The expansion of fintechs Cashless society

Human trafficking

Abuse of Debt

Money laundering

International criminality

Investment cycles literature

Global financial instruments

The United Nations Financial Instruments


Section 2.  Business strategies

Investment and divestment decisions under uncertainly: a theoretical framework

Mergers & acquisitions: key-drivers of investment and divestment

Economic implications of divestment

 Perverse incentives stopping sustainable investment


Section 3. Ethics and Sustainability challenges

Divestment and Degrowth

Energy decisions, divestment and reinvestment

New issues in corporate sustainability

Ethics- what does it mean today?

Exploring the ethics literature

Exploring the ethical investment literature

Exploring the green ethical investment literature

The challenges


Section 4 Climate  finance

Global carbon budgets

Carbon usage

Carbon distribution questions

Life style, incentives, regulation ?

What does climate finance look like today:private and public sources and actors

What would climate finance look like if it was successful in stopping runaway global warming and climate instability?

Uses of climate finance: mitigation and adaptation actions

How can the Green Economics Institute offer ground breaking climate economics solutions?

How does Green Economics help with climate stabilization?

What are the elements of climate finance?

Zero carbon

Negative carbon

Other greenhouse gasses


Section 5 Todays topical investment strategies


Green Accounting

Green Reporting

Green Investment

Green Divestment – The moves to divest from unsustainable or unethical investment

Green Economics- Green Economics structures and critiques of todays investment methodology and Green  Economics Pathways for reform


Global Codes


Life cycle of investments

Circular economy


Section 6 Investment for the 21st century and its challenges


Effects of investments

Effects of finance

Effect of technological methodology (The role of algorythms, bitcoins, algebra, calculus and lack of human involvement in investment patterns, machine learning, illiterate economists who only understand calculus but not the impact of their activities and decisions)

Artificial intelligence and robotization: Labor challenges

Effects of investment patterns

Property and the economy

Ethics in the property market and its effect

Corporations- their role in an ethical world

Corporate transformations

Corporate incentives

Corporate regulation

Corporate effects

Distribution of corporate assets


Section 7 The Investment/Finance Literature and Theories



Decision models for investment decisions

Valuation and cost of capital

Market imperfections and investment decisions

Foreign Direct Investment

Corporate finance: a reform agenda

Trends in financial regulation

Financial education




Section 8 Geographies of Investment and Finance


Investment and divestment: case studies

Assets: local performance

Role of BRICS

European Union


Entrepeneurship: case studies


Section 9  Patterns of Investment and Finance


Market-oriented financial systems

Bank-oriented financial systems

Hybrid financial systems

Financial-led investment

Export-led growth

Consumption-led growth




Section 10 Investment and Finance in an Ethical and Reformed world

Sustainability- what will it look like?

Drivers to sustainable investment

Patterns of sustainable investment

Ethical investment – what does it mean?







Who are we?


The Green Economics Institute is very active in spreading the concept of green economics around the world. We are keen in hearing voices from all walks of life that will serve as an inspiration, developing and implementing environmental and economic policies, assisting campaigning, advocacy and academic movements. Our Green Economics Institute Publishing House has published over 50 books, and 30 academic proceedings volumes as well as many other pieces of writing and other publications around the world in many different languages and communities.

We are very pleased to invite you to participate in this important analytical and exploratory project. and Our academic Journal The International Journal of Green Economics is now in its 12th year.


What are the requirements for a chapter?


We especially welcome contributions from new writers and new ideas as well as from more experienced and or mid career writers from all around the world from all kinds of economies from indigenous forest peoples, to people in Asia, South America, Africa rainforests, as well as in more developed countries with huge sovereign wealth funds to invest. All perspectives make up the whole.. Chapters can be from 800 to 4000 words.. The book will reflect the views (in simple or more complex writings) of practitioners, academics, gender, institutional, research, political, NGOs, governmental,bankers, financiers, finance houses, economists, auditors, campaigning, institutional or historical and many others. We believe that such a mix of styles, registers and experiences makes a book much more exciting to read.



Please ensure you give citations for any items you have not written yourself and photos must all be attributed to the person who took them. References must be Harvard style and we do not accept footnotes. Please ask for further information or guidance if you need it. Please ensure you do not infringe anyone else’s copyright.



When and where will the book be launched?


We will launch the book at our official COP 23 United Nations Side Event  1 Day Conference on 15th November 2017, Conference in Bonn at the University. COP23 will be at  Chaired by Bonn and Fiji in November 2017   If you are going to submit a chapter, please let us know by emailing or We will need to have papers in by 10th September 2017.


We look forward to hearing from you very soon and to your writing for this exciting project. We are very happy to advise you about your possible contribution, so do not hesitate to contact us.


Editors:  Miriam Kennet (UK), Professor Maria Madi (Brazil and Argentina) with additional material by Koryo Suzuki (Japan),  Jane Reynolds and Jack Easton

Click below to download the Call for Papers

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