Environmental finance: a research agenda for interdisciplinary finance research

Linnenluecke, Martina K., Smith, Tom and McKnight, Brent (2016) Environmental finance: a research agenda for interdisciplinary finance research. Economic Modelling, 59 124-130. doi:10.1016/j.econmod.2016.07.010

Author Linnenluecke, Martina K.
Smith, Tom
McKnight, Brent
Title Environmental finance: a research agenda for interdisciplinary finance research
Journal name Economic Modelling   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0264-9993
Publication date 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.econmod.2016.07.010
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 59
Start page 124
End page 130
Total pages 7
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Environmental Finance is an emerging and rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of research, concerned with the financial implications of environmental change for industries and firms, and the need to transition to a sustainable economy. The field brings together research in finance and the natural sciences to develop financial and market solutions to some of humanity's most pressing concerns; namely, climate change and shifts in other Earth system processes. Firms need to adjust to these environmental changes, which offer many opportunities for wealth and growth. There are various historical examples of technological breakthroughs over the history of modern markets that have driven growth and wealth; such as, railways, electricity, automobiles, radio, microelectronics, personal computers, biotechnology, and the internet. The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement has given the green light to clean technology firms worldwide to start commercializing their patents. This will create the next technological breakthrough – a clean tech revolution that will drive growth and wealth in the same way as earlier breakthroughs. This article summarizes the state of this newly formed interdisciplinary field and sets out avenues for future research.
Keyword Environmental Finance
Planetary Boundaries
Climate Change
Asset Impairment
Clean Tech
Real Options
Future Research Directions
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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