Environmental Finance Compendium

Environmental Finance: Value and Risk in an Age of Ecology

This article, by University of Virginia Professor Mark White, introduces the concept of environmental finance, reviewing how organizations "are responding to environmental threats and opportunities" in corporate finance, investments, and financial institutions.
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Resource List

The "Educational Tools" section lists 12 case studies, two case books, and one exercise. The "Reference Materials" section lists 90 articles, 44 books, five Internet site, and four faculty involved in pollution-prevention education.
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Annotated Bibliography

Alphabetically lists and describes all books, articles, and case studies cited in the Resource List.
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Case Study:
"Crotalus Circuits"

Sets up a situation where a bank must decide whether to increase a loan for a company considering a more environmentally sound method of production. Gives students the opportunity to analyze a pollution prevention project from several different perspectives: the company, bank, and society.
Case: 36K Acrobat file
Teaching note: 40K Acrobat file
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Case Study:
"Replacing Ozone-Depleting Chemicals: Taxes and Decisions for a Manufacturer"

Asks the student, as financial analyst, to analyze options and recommend a strategy for handling current inventory of ozone-depleting chemicals. Includes discussion questions and financial tables.
Case: 23K Acrobat file
Teaching note: 18K Acrobat file
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Case Study:
"Green Lights: Graphic Design Considers a Lighting Upgrade"

The owner of a small business is approached by an EPA-trained energy specialist about upgrading his five-year-old lighting system to be more energy efficient. Students must decide whether this is worthwhile, financially and otherwise. Case includes financial tables, discussion questions, and an answer key.
Case: 28K Acrobat file
Teaching note: 90K Acrobat file
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