Green finance has two meanings: one is how the financial industry can promote environmental protection and sustainable economic and social development, and the other is the sustainable development of the financial industry itself. The former points out that the role of "green finance" is mainly to guide the flow of funds to the development of resource-saving technologies and ecological and environmental protection industries, to guide enterprises to focus on green environmental protection, and to guide consumers to form a green consumption concept; The latter makes it clear that the financial industry must maintain sustainable development and avoid excessive speculation that focuses on short-term interests.
As a corporate economic behavior for "profit-seeking", it is necessary to make profits, gain more profits, and gain long-term profits. On the one hand, we must use altruism as a means to continuously improve technology, improve management, save production costs and transaction costs, increase labor productivity, and strive to produce or provide products or services that can meet the needs of others, so that one’s own private labor can be successfully transformed work for the society, realize your own value creation and maximize profits. On the other hand, enterprises must be based on the sustainable development of society, consciously assume their due responsibilities to other stakeholders and the society as a whole, and strive to internalize the negative external effects that may be generated by the enterprise, and prevent their own costs from "grafting out", devote themselves to creating a social atmosphere in which enterprises can make long-term profits.
How companies use green finance to improve their economic behavior is a hot topic of current research. The discussion of this issue has great theoretical and practical significance. The focus of this special issue is generally on how firm economic behavior is affected by green finance. Papers that examine issues regarding the relationship between green finance and climate change and firm economic behavior at either micro- or macro- levels are invited to be submissions in this special issue.
- Firm Economic Behavior
- Green Finance
- Sustainable Economics
- Financial Economics
- Real Estate Economics
- Health Economics