Sustainability thinking is rapidly gaining traction. It offers an inspiring vision for the future of the world and provides
significant business and investment opportunities. Based on insights from over 300 empirical studies, this book explores the
possibilities in the field of renewable energy finance, carbon trading, and sustainable investing. In addition, it describes
innovative finance mechanisms - such as green bonds and peer-to-peer lending - that may further spur environmental and social
sustainability. By taking an empirical, fact-based approach, this book aims to provide investors, business executives, and
policymakers with a more thorough understanding of how sustainable finance can create value for business and society. Key
words: Sustainable finance, renewable energy finance, cleantech, green investing, sustainable investments, responsible investments,
carbon trading, carbon finance, ESG, impact investing.