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Environmental Finance and Socially Responsible Business in Russia : Legal and Practical Trends - Fiona M. Mucklow

Environmental Finance and Socially Responsible Business in Russia

Legal and Practical Trends

By: Fiona M. Mucklow (Editor), Wybe Th. Douma (Editor)

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Published: 1st April 2010
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This book focuses on the legal and practical aspects of environmental finance and socially responsible business practices in Russia since the 1990s. Related publications to date, tend to give a rather one-sided and negative picture. The authors in this book, however, provide a more positive and balanced outlook. Over half of them are from Russia, and most of the non-Russian authors have worked there extensively.

As experts in their respective fields, they discuss a myriad of separate, but interrelated issues from an economic, legal or practical perspective. Topics include environmental law, pollution abatement, climate change and the Kyoto Protocol, renewable energy opportunities, NPAF, TACIS and EBRD projects, corporate social responsibility, environmental management systems, intergration of EU environmental standards and adherence to the European Principles of Environmental Protection, environmental education and philanthropy.

Giving a valuable introductory insight into the progress of environmental and Socially responsible business practices in Russia, this book is essential reading for investors, academics, practitioners and those interested in sustainable development in Russia.

Forewordp. V
Acknowledgementsp. VII
List of Abbreviationsp. XI
Environmental finance and socially responsible business in Russia - An Introductionp. 1
Overview and First Comments
The Russian economy in perspectivep. 19
Environmentally and socially responsible business in Russia: why bother?p. 29
The importance of socially responsible investing to promote sustainable investments in Russiap. 35
Legal and Policy Perspectives
Russian environmental law - An overview for businessesp. 45
Russian NGOs and public participation - Legal and practical perspectivesp. 69
Harmonisation of Russian law environmental standards with EU legislationp. 85
Mechanisms to promote green business in Russiap. 101
Environmental policy and the international competitiveness of the Russian economyp. 121
Environmental education and capacity building in Russiap. 133
Green public procurement: Using European experiences in Russiap. 145
Can Russia become a 'Green Investor' in Southern Africa?p. 157
The EBRD and Russia: Stimulating European Principles for the Environmentp. 169
Practical Trends and Synergies
Business, NGOs and environmental projects
Involving Russian business in Kyotop. 189
The changing context for investment in green projects in Russiap. 203
Russian National Pollution Abatement Facility: Practice and resultsp. 213
Environmental management systems in Russia: The delayed wavep. 225
Renewable energy opportunities on the Kola Peninsulap. 235
Investments in Murmansk Oblast and Pomor Region - Some reflectionsp. 249
CSR & philanthropy
Developing corporate social responsibility in Russia: The role of the United Nations Development Programmep. 267
Russia: Corporate social responsibility in a post-socialist statep. 283
Socially responsible business: Helping children in Russiap. 289
List of Contributorsp. 297
Bibliographyp. 313
Useful websitesp. 323
The Equator Principlesp. 329
UN Global Compact Principlesp. 337
Russian Code of Corporate Behaviourp. 339
European Principles for the Environmentp. 343
Detailed Table of Contentsp. 345
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ISBN: 9789067043304
ISBN-10: 9067043303
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 1st April 2010
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.38 x 17.02  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.71