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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
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Capital and the common good
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how innovative finance is tackling the world's most urgent problems
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Georgia Levenson Keohane
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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 commit to addressing these challenges, traditional public and philanthropic dollars are not enough. Here, innovative finance has shown a way forward: by borrowing techniques from the world of finance, we can raise capital for social investments today. 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. It has helped governmental, commercial, and philanthropic resources meet the needs of the poor and underserved and build a more sustainable and inclusive prosperity. 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. Revisiting the successes and missteps of these efforts, Georgia Levenson 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
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illustrations
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Columbia Business School publishing
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  • Finance
  • Finance
  • Capitalism
  • Social responsibility of business
  • Common good
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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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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction: innovative finance and the visible hand -- Climate change: REDD forests, green bonds, and the price of climate finance -- Health care: medicine for market failure -- Financial inclusion and access to capital -- Redefining risk, response, and resilience towards a new disaster finance -- US community and economic development -- Conclusion: financing the future: innovative finance and the ties that bind -- Epilogue: the road ahead
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ocn942744899
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24 cm
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xi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780231178020
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)942744899
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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 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: innovative finance and the visible hand -- Climate change: REDD forests, green bonds, and the price of climate finance -- Health care: medicine for market failure -- Financial inclusion and access to capital -- Redefining risk, response, and resilience towards a new disaster finance -- US community and economic development -- Conclusion: financing the future: innovative finance and the ties that bind -- Epilogue: the road ahead
Control code
ocn942744899
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780231178020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)942744899

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