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By Olaf Weber, Sven Remer

Social Banking describes a fashion of value-driven banking that has a good social and ecological effect at its middle, in addition to its personal fiscal sustainability. even though it has an extended and profitable historical past, it has arguably by no means been extra topical than it really is now within the aftermath of the newest monetary drawback. such a lot Social Banks got here out of this predicament not just unscathed yet a lot enhanced and larger than they have been ahead of. And opposite to their traditional friends, not one of the Social Banks needed to be bailed out with public cash. This more and more draws the curiosity not just of consumers trying to find secure and brilliant how one can deposit their cash but in addition of traditional banks that start to comprehend the possibility of a extra socially orientated method in the direction of banking.

Social Banks and the way forward for Sustainable Finance is the 1st booklet to bring a finished and distinct assessment in regards to the earlier, current and attainable way forward for Social and Sustainable Banking for researchers, scholars and a pro viewers. The authors are specialists from learn and perform and feature bee desirous about Social Banking for a few years. therefore they mix cutting-edge services with useful insider knowledge.

The e-book covers the next subject matters: the heritage of Social Banking, the necessity for Social Banking within the present financial system, the actual problems with dealing with a Social financial institution as agency, Social Banking services and products, the detailed position of donations and foundations for financing switch, the possibilities and demanding situations for Social Banks mendacity forward, and urban instructions for the way forward for Social Banking. as well as those respective analyses are many real-world examples and interviews with representatives of Social Banks. As such, this complete assortment offers important insights for lecturers, scholars and pros who're attracted to the growing to be box of Social Banking.

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In Velletri, even before 1477, the first Monte di Pietà was formed without the Franciscans’ involvement and was one of the first in central Italy. 17 Monte di Pietà is a compound name: Monte meant (in the financial language in Europe) a combination of loans, while Pietà refers to an image of the Passion of Christ. The poor were a real symbol of Christ’s suffering: it is the meaning of Pietà. The widest proliferators of the Monti were Bernardino da Feltre (Monti di pietà pecuniari) and Andrea da Faenza (Monti frumentari).

Generally she sees social banks as business enterprises and not as social projects. Based on this view guiding principles of managing social banks are developed on the basis of transparency, communication and participation. Christina von Passavant shows that social banks have to use management principles and management systems to fulfil their goals. Furthermore she points out that there are areas of conflicts in personnel recruitment, compensation policies and leadership that have to be solved.

Milano’s chapter closes with the statement that social banking will be able to create a cultural change in the banking business, just like these banks were able to in the past. Why do we need social banks and social banking? In Chapter 3, Leonardo Becchetti tries to find the answer to this question by illuminating the role of social banks in the economy. He presents social banking as one important example of the development of successful and sustainable models of the creation of economic, social and environmental value.

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