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The banking and financial services sector touches everyone's lives and every part of the economy. With such influence, banks, lenders, sureties, insurers, and financial service providers have tremendous opportunity to broadly drive sustainability innovation. The vision of sustainable banking @ stanford (SB@S) is to conduct research that leads to the development and implementation of theories, tools, and methods to enable banking and financial services transactions that promote environmental sustainabiltiy, social well-being, and economic viability.

To realize this vision, the way in which depositors, banks, borrowers interact with one another must change. The information present in our money, the way in which underlying value is accounted, and the validation of our personal values in our financial identify are examples of innovative theories and concepts under study.

This initiative brings together researchers from across campus, including faculty from the School of Engineering, the Graduate School of Business, the School of Humanities and Sciences, the Law School, and the School of Earth Sciences. Additionally, numerous independent centers, institutes, and research laboratories also support this broad effort.


SB@S Recent News Events

INET

Michael Lepech Participates in Green Economy Panel hosted by Institute for New Economic Thinking

Sustainable Banking faculty co-director Mike Lepech participated in the Institute for New Economic Thinking's panel on China's Green Economy and Sustainable Development. This international event, organized by INET and Tsinghua University's Gradaute School at Shenzhen, was held in Shenzhen, China on September 9, 2013. More information on the panel can be found here. Mike's presentation can be downloaded from the SB@S Presentation page.

 

Stanford University

Michael Lepech and Bruce Cahan wrap up Stanford Sustainable Banking Seminar Course

The Sustainable Banking Seminar Course (CEE 244A) ran during Spring Quarter 2012-2013 and hosted speakers including the California Commissioner of Financial Institutions, the Head of Global Citizenship and Rebranding at Barclays, and speakers from Silicon Valley Bank, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, and FinTech Innovators. More information on the seminar course can be found here.

 

Vatican Coat of Arms Bruce Cahan participates in Vatican Bank (IOR) Colloquium

Sustainable Banking lead Visiting Scholar Bruce Cahan participated in the Vatican's Colloquium on Banking for the Common Good. This international event, organized by His Eminence Peter K. A. Cardinal Turkson was held in Vatican City on May 12-13, 2013. More information on the colloquium can be found here.

Bruce Cahan Bruce Cahan presents at Future of Finance Conference on May 29-30, 2013 at Oxford

Sustainable Banking lead Visiting Scholar Bruce Cahan presented at the Future of Finance Conference on May 29-30, 2013 in Oxford, England. More information on the conference can be found here. Bruce's poster presentation can be downloaded from the SB@S Presentation page.


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