Banking for a Better World
Nanno Kleiterp in Conversation with Marijn Wiersma
Distributed for Amsterdam University Press
We only need to read the news to find public outrage at tales of short-sighted greed in the financial world. But what happens when banks invest in long-term sustainability? Readers will find a fascinating example in the journey of FMO. At times global in perspective, at other moments intimately personal, Banking for a Better World weaves candid anecdotes with development history, as well as banking lessons with client interviews, to deliver a powerful argument for a business model that generates profit through impact, and impact through profit.
This is an important and accessible must-read for anyone involved in banking, business, policy making, and civil society as a whole. Banking for a Better World challenges us to start finding overlaps in our own lives and bridge the distance between our personal benefits and the benefits to our planet.