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Design options for a sustainable financial sector: Lessons from inclusive banking experiments

dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programme
dc.coverage.spatialKenya
dc.coverage.spatialSouth Africa
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T20:15:39Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T20:15:39Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttps://wedocs.unep.org/20.500.11822/9741
dc.descriptionOver 200 years ago, Adam Smith put forward the notion that individuals seeking to benefit themselves through trade were led as if by an invisible hand to a situation in which society as a whole could benefit. It can be argued, however, that social objectives such as sustainability, and inclusiveness, do not emerge spontaneously through market forces. Such outcomes have to be designed through legal structures and institutions. In other words, for the invisible hand to operate, there needs to be a visible hand behind it. The financial inclusion experiment in South Africa provides lessons for the design of the type of financial sector required for the transition from greed to green. "
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUNEP
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectFinance
dc.subjectSustainable Development
dc.subjectInquiry
dc.subjectSustainable Finance
dc.subject.classificationResource Efficiency
dc.titleDesign options for a sustainable financial sector: Lessons from inclusive banking experiments
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.old-id11789
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000046


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