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The Resource Capital and the common good : how innovative finance is tackling the world's most urgent problems, Georgia Levenson Keohane

Capital and the common good : how innovative finance is tackling the world's most urgent problems, Georgia Levenson Keohane

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Capital and the common good : how innovative finance is tackling the world's most urgent problems
Title
Capital and the common good
Title remainder
how innovative finance is tackling the world's most urgent problems
Statement of responsibility
Georgia Levenson Keohane
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Language
eng
Summary
Despite social and economic advances around the world, poverty and disease persist, exacerbated by the mounting challenges of climate change, natural disasters, political conflict, mass migration, and economic inequality. While governments have committed to addressing these challenges-- with such efforts as the Paris Agreement on Climate Change or the Millennium Development Goals-- our aspirations run deeper than our pockets. Traditional public and philanthropic dollars are not enough. Innovative finance brings governmental, commercial, and philanthropic resources to bear on the common good: meeting the needs of the poor and underserved, solving global problems, and building a more sustainable and inclusive prosperity. Innovative finance has provided polio vaccines to children in the DRC, crop insurance to farmers in India, pay-as-you-go solar electricity to Kenyans, and affordable housing and transportation to New Yorkers. Capital and the Common Good shows how market failure in one context can be solved with market solutions from another: an expert in securitization bundles future development aid into bonds to pay for vaccines today; an entrepreneur turns a mobile phone into an array of financial services for the unbanked; and policy makers adapt pay-for-success models from the world of infrastructure to human services like early childhood education, maternal health, and job training. Surveying the successes and missteps of these efforts, Keohane argues that innovative finance is as much about incentives and sound decision making as it is about money. When it works, innovative finance gives us the tools, motivation, and security to invest in our shared future
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Keohane, Georgia Levenson
Dewey number
174/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
HG101
LC item number
.K46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Columbia Business School publishing
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  • Finance
  • Finance
  • Capitalism
  • Social responsibility of business
  • Common good
  • Finanzinnovation
  • Gemeinwohl
  • Kreditmarkt
  • Risikokapital
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Capital and the common good : how innovative finance is tackling the world's most urgent problems, Georgia Levenson Keohane
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-232) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: innovative finance and the visible hand -- REDD forests, green bonds, and the price of carbon -- Health: medicine for market failure -- Financial inclusion and access to capital -- Toward a new disaster finance: redefining risk, response, and resilience -- Innovative finance in communities across the United States -- Conclusion: financing the future: the lessons of innovative finance and the TIES that bind -- Epilogue: the road ahead
Control code
ocn942744899
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780231178020
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016002655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026598434
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231178020
  • (OCoLC)942744899
Label
Capital and the common good : how innovative finance is tackling the world's most urgent problems, Georgia Levenson Keohane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: innovative finance and the visible hand -- REDD forests, green bonds, and the price of carbon -- Health: medicine for market failure -- Financial inclusion and access to capital -- Toward a new disaster finance: redefining risk, response, and resilience -- Innovative finance in communities across the United States -- Conclusion: financing the future: the lessons of innovative finance and the TIES that bind -- Epilogue: the road ahead
Control code
ocn942744899
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780231178020
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016002655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026598434
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231178020
  • (OCoLC)942744899

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