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Environmental Opportunities and Risks in Finance

Environmental Opportunities and Risks in Finance Outlines environmental opportunities for the finance sector, whichinclude environmental investment funds investment in new environmentaltechnologies and services and brokering tradeable environmental rights.The rapidlygrowing market in environmental technology and services iscurrently around 0.5 trillion globally, largely in wastemanagement, and 60 per cent in Europe and North America. Argues thatbrokerage opportunities are currently limited but could expand quicklyto trilliondollar totals if international climatechange andbiodiversity agreements come into effect. Warns that environmental risksfor the finance sector derive largely from the transfer of cleanupliabilities to lenders and insurers, although this varies greatlybetween nations. Cleanup costs may reach 2 billion for a singlesite. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Environmental Management and Health Emerald Publishing

Environmental Opportunities and Risks in Finance

Environmental Management and Health , Volume 3 (2): 4 – Feb 1, 1992

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0956-6163
DOI
10.1108/09566169210010879
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Abstract

Outlines environmental opportunities for the finance sector, whichinclude environmental investment funds investment in new environmentaltechnologies and services and brokering tradeable environmental rights.The rapidlygrowing market in environmental technology and services iscurrently around 0.5 trillion globally, largely in wastemanagement, and 60 per cent in Europe and North America. Argues thatbrokerage opportunities are currently limited but could expand quicklyto trilliondollar totals if international climatechange andbiodiversity agreements come into effect. Warns that environmental risksfor the finance sector derive largely from the transfer of cleanupliabilities to lenders and insurers, although this varies greatlybetween nations. Cleanup costs may reach 2 billion for a singlesite.

Journal

Environmental Management and HealthEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1992

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