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Thailand’s Commercial Banks’ Role in Financing Dams in Laos and the Case for Sustainable Banking

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  • Carl Middleton

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    This paper puts forward the case for Thailand’s commercial banks to move towards more sustainable banking practices that proactively contribute towards socially and environmentally sustainable and just societies. It argues that such reforms would also benefit the banks themselves by ensuring that social and environmental investment risks are quantified and therefore minimized, whilst at the same time opening the door to previously unidentified “green” investment opportunities.

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    Paper provided by eSocialSciences in its series Working Papers with number id:3223.

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    Date of creation: Nov 2010
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    Keywords: sustainable; commercial banks; Asian financial crisis; dams; banking; banks; Laos; Thailand; social; environmental investment; investment opportunities;

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