Financing Global Environmental Futures: Using Financial Markets and Instruments to Advance Environmental Goals

Creating optimal capital structures of instruments that will finance environmental growth and maximize the shareholder value of environmentally based enterprises is long overdue. Building the bridge to an adequate pricing mechanism for the environment requires mobilizing proven financial innovations for creating and developing environmental markets. The evolution of these markets promises great hope for emerging countries whose natural resource base, under adequate stewardship, provides them with a comparative advantage in attracting capital flows to support environmental and economic sustainability.