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A Green New Deal : joined-up policies to solve the triple crunch of the credit crisis, climate change and high oil prices. /

by Elliott, Larry | Hines, Colin | Juniper, Tony.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: The first report of the Green New Deal Group The report is published on behalf of the Green New Deal Group by New Economics Foundation (NEF). July 2008 Bibliography: p. 42-44Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A widening gap : the financial benefits of delaying retirement /

by Schofield, Deborah | National Seniors Australia Productive Ageing Centre | Callander, Emily | Shrestha, Rupendra | Kelly, Simon.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2013 Includes appendicesSummary: Using longitudinal data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) project, in this study Deborah Schofield of University of Sydney and colleagues quantify the household wealth of people who work from their early 60s through to 65 and beyond, and compare it those who do not work through these ages. The wealth of people who remain employed is significantly greater than that of those not employed, even after adjusting for different education, gender and family type. The detrimental impact on savings of not working beyond their early 60s is shown in the small decline in financial assets of such people.Availability: (1)

Access to financial services and the financial inclusion agenda around the world : a cross-country analysis with a new data set /

by Ardic, Oya Pinar | The World Bank | Heimann, Maximilien | Mylenko, Nataliya.

Publisher: Washington, DC World Bank 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2011. "Policy Research Working Paper 5537" (WPS5537).Summary: "Recent empirical evidence highlights that access to basic financial services can make a substantial positive difference in improving poor people?s lives. Accordingly, financial sector reforms that promote financial inclusion are increasingly at the core of policymakers? agendas. The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor and the World Bank Group, in response, launched the Financial Access project, including a cross-country database on financial inclusion topics and an annual report to inform the policy debate. Using this database, this paper (i) counts the number of unbanked adults around the world at 56 percent, (ii) analyzes the state of access to deposit and loan services as well as the extent of retail networks, and (iii) discusses the state of financial inclusion mandates around the world"Availability: (1)

Client-based funding and housing assistance. /

by Darcy, Michael.

Publisher: 1992Description: p.13-19.Notes: Rec. no for book: B5352 indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community Options : a brokerage model. /

by Graham, Sara.

Publisher: 1992Description: p.25-28.Notes: Rec. no for book: B5352 indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Economics as a social science : financial regulation after the crisis /

by Quiggin, John | University of Queensland. Schools of Economics and Political cience.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. University of Queensland 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The temptation to put off until calmer times questions about our financial vulnerability has proved irresistible so far. Looking at the current global scene, however, it seems unlikely that economic calm will return any time soon. A careful examination of the vulnerabilities in our financial system is an urgent task for Australia and the worldAvailability: (1)

Evidence versus emotion : how do we really make financial decisions? /

by Australia Institute.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia Institute 2010Description: 38 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010Summary: Around one in three Australians are regularly putting one or more everyday bills like utilities, car registration and groceries on their credit card but not paying the balance off in full each month. Categorised as 'playing catch-up', these people face higher rates of interest on household bills, due to lack of cash flow. The Australia Institute conducted an online survey of 1,180 adult Australians in October 2010. Respondents were sourced from a reputable online panel provider, and quotas were applied to ensure a representative sample of the broader Australian population by gender, age and household income. Respondents were provided with a small incentive (Availability: (1)

Farewell to growth /

by Latouche, Serge.

Publisher: Wiley 2009Description: viii, 124 p. ; 22 cm.Notes: Translated from the FrenchAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Financial inclusion and development : a cross country analysis /

by Sarma, Mandira | Pais, Jesim.

Publisher: New Delhi, India Madras School of Economics 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2008 Presented at the Annual Conference of the Human Development and Capability Association, New Delhi, 10-13 September 2008 Bibliography : p. 26-27Summary: This paper presents a cross country empirical analysis of the relationship between financial inclusion and development. Using the index of financial inclusion developed in Sarma (2008), the paper attempts to identify the factors that are significantly associated with financial inclusion. Levels of human development and financial inclusion in a country move closely with each other, although a few exceptions exist. Among socioeconomic factors, as expected, income is positively associated with the level of financial inclusion. Going beyond income, inequality, literacy and urbanisation are other important factors. Further, physical infrastructure for connectivity and information are also significantly associated with financial inclusion. Among the banking sector variables, NPA and CAR are negatively associated with financial inclusion. Government ownership of banks is not significantly associated with financial inclusion while foreign ownership is found to be negatively associated. Interest rate does not seem to be significantly associated with financial inclusion.Availability: (1)

Financial intelligence : a manager's guide to knowing what the numbers really mean. /

by Berman, Karen | Knight, Joe.

Publisher: Boston, MA Harvard Business School Press 2006Description: xiv, 255 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Financial Services and Credit Reform : Improving, Simplifying and Standardising Financial Services and Credit Regulation : Green paper /

by Australia. The Treasury.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2008Description: PDF.Other title: Treasury's National Credit Reform Green Paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2008Summary: The purpose of this Green Paper is to consult stakeholders about the following range of financial services and credit reform initiatives: the development of a comprehensive approach to the regulation of mortgages and mortgage broking advice; the regulation of margin lending; the creation of a national market for trustee corporations through the implementation of Commonwealth legislation; reforms to improve the existing regulation of debentures; the investigation of issues relating to property investment advice, including property spruikers; and the consideration of the most appropriate regulation of a range of remaining credit products, such as credit cards, personal loans and micro-lending. The Green Paper sets out key issues for consideration and in some cases high level alternatives are put forward as options for addressing the issues. These issues form key initiatives included on the Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) reform agenda. Comments received in response to this paper will assist in informing COAG and its decision making about the regulation of these key financial services.Availability: (1)

Financialization at work : key texts and commentary /

by Erturk, Ismail (ed.).

Publisher: Abingdon, U.K. Routledge 2008Description: xvii, 365 p.Notes: Includes indexAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Impact of the economic downturn on not-for-profit organisation management /

by The Centre for Corporate Public Affairs.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centre for Corporate Public Affairs 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs commissioned the Centre for Corporate Public Affairs to undertake research into the impact of the current economic downturn on the operations of not-for-profit community organisations. ; The report provides a snapshot of the magnitude of the impact on NFP organisations, covering funding, services, management and operations, and relationships. ; The report was produced in June 2009. This follows a report completed in 2008, ?Relationship Matters: Not-for-profit community organisations and corporate community investment?. ; In the report some charities stated that that the number of people asking for crisis accommodation and food parcels has increased by up to 50 per cent.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Insufficient funds : savings, assets, credit, and banking among low-income households /

by Blank, Rebecca M. (Ed.) | Barr, Michael S.

Publisher: New York, NY Russell Sage Foundation 2009Description: x, 326 p. ; 25 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Investing in civil society : a framework for a bespoke regulatory regime /

by Fletcher, Luke | Bates, Wells and Braithwaite London.

Publisher: London, U.K. NESTA 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011Summary: To date, there has been no attempt on the part of government to create a tailor-made regime for community and social finance activity. This position paper sets out how a proportionate social finance legal and regulatory regime could be established, to enable the Government to achieve its policy objectives of growing the social investment market and making the Big Society Bank a success.Availability: (1)

Investing in clean energy : how can developed countries best help developing countries finance climate-friendly energy investments /

by Global Climate Network.

Publisher: London, U.K. Global Climate Network 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Global Climate Network discussion paper ; no. 4.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2010 Bibliography : p. 33-36Summary: Finance is central to international negotiations on climate change. The 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) obliges industrialised countries to help the developing world meet the costs of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, no agreement has yet been reached concerning the overall sum of developing country climate costs or how finance should be raised and spent. This paper summarises four separate, national studies, examining and making estimates of the costs of installing renewable and low-carbon electricity generation capacity in China, India, Nigeria and South Africa. Specific sectors examined are: hydro, wind and solar in China; solar in India; gas and small-scale hydro in Nigeria, and solar and wind in South Africa. These have been identified as priority sectors for each nation by the respective governments.Availability: (1)

Managing financial impacts and reporting of carbon emissions : a guide for CFOs : Australia /

by Westacott, Jennifer.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. KPMG 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The pricing of carbon emissions will impact organisations of all shapes and sizes. As the introduction of the proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme and requirements of the National Greenhouse and Energy (NGER) Act 2007 will impact organisations differently, the activities required of CFOs and their finance teams will also vary.Availability: (1)

Net social expenditure : more comprehensive measures of social support. /

by Adema, Willem | Ladaique, Maxime.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/56/2/35632106.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:28:29 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Our ageing generation. /

by Donnellan, Craig, (ed.).

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Independence Educational Publishers 1995Description: 40 p.Notes: Title change. missing 2006Summary: Examines the economics of ageing, age discrimination and retirement.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Place-based impact investment in Australia : building blocks for action /

by Burkett, Ingrid.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 2012Description: PDF.Other title: Place based impact investment in Australia.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "April 2012"--Cover verso. This is a companion document to "Place-based Impact Investment in Australia - a Literature Review" Includes bibliographical references. Includes appendicesSummary: "This document outlines the building blocks for Place-based Impact Investment in Australia, including possibilities for some early funds. The intent is both to illustrate the potential and also to serve as a call to action to explore and develop the opportunities for this type of approach to produce genuine financial, economic and social outcomes. The approach deliberately provides both a financial perspective and the conditions for successfully achieving impact in communities."Availability: (1)

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