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Relationship between sustainable development and green economy: Emphasis on green finance and banking

By Munitlak-Ivanović Olja, Zubović Jovan and Mitić Petar


In this paper authors review the issue of relationship between economy, society and environmental protection. This could not be done without the three sustainability principles being incorporated in the concept of sustainable development and later in the concept of green economy. Many definitions of both concepts refer to the fact that these relationships are complex, as economic well-being and environmental protection cannot 'reconcile' in the short run. The aim of green economy is to even economy, society and environment. Green finance was developed within this new economic concept. One instrument of green finance, i.e. socially responsible finance is the Equator principles. This thesis shows the mechanism of action of financial institutions which accepted these new principles, but also points out disadvantages that must be removed over time so that these principles could have a positive impact on society and environment

Topics: Concept of sustainable development, Green economy, socially responsible behaviour, environment, the Equator principles, Agriculture, S
Publisher: Naučno društvo agrarnih ekonomista Balkana, Beograd; Institut za ekonomiku poljoprivrede, Beograd i Akademija ekonomskih nauka, Bukurešt
Year: 2017
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