By Christoph Böhringer, Andreas Lange
Sustainable improvement, weather coverage, and biodiversity conservation are examples of concerns at the present political time table in lots of nations. those issues also are topic to monetary learn, and financial insights are more and more discovering their approach into the layout of environmental coverage. nonetheless, the reception of educational findings by means of coverage makers in addition to the well timed identity of policy-relevant questions by means of fiscal researchers usually appear to be not easy. This quantity makes an attempt to vitalise the alternate among coverage makers and lecturers. It deals a image of environmental fiscal examine on a number policy-relevant difficulties. educational contributions are complemented by way of perspectives of coverage makers on precedence fields in environmental coverage, the usefulness of educational learn for selection making, and necessities to utilized learn within the future.
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When data are derived from sample surveys these surveys should comply with the best practices and highest standards of survey research methodology. Indicators should also be reliable over time in the sense that its values are comparable over time and fluctuations can be generally explained. 3. An indicator should be responsive to policy interventions but not subject to manipulation. Indicators should reflect the impact of policies, but not be conceived in a way that they can be manipulated in order to show a better score.
Chapter 4 describes possible ways of quantifying the hypothesised links between corporate sustainability performance and corporate financial performance and highlights one particularly promising approach. The research agenda is set. Chapter 5 summarises this research agenda and gives an outlook on what needs to be done to make SRSI research a formidable competitor in the field of investment management and research. I use the acronym SRSI ('Socially Responsible and Sustainability Investing') to denote the entire range of ethical, ecological, socially responsible, and sustainability research and investment approaches.
Analytical framework, concepts, definitions and classifications Organisation of the data Statistical concept Indicators (official definitions) Classification system adopted, conformity with official standards 2. Scope of the data Geographical coverage Time coverage Sector coverage, including exceptions Statistical population 3. Accounting conventions Time of recording Reference period (period to which the indicator refers) Valuation principles Unit of account A Framework for Indicators to Monitor the EU Sustainable Development Strategy 4.