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Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation

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Harnessing financial innovation to combat the world's environmental problems

In this book, Richard Sandor explains the process of creating new financial products and the equally important process of "pioneering" products to achieve widespread usage in the financial industry. Describing both his successes and failures, he offers unique insights into financial innovation, the

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Hardcover, 640 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Wiley (first published December 6th 2011)
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Brian
Jan 25, 2013 Brian rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: AIG
The problems of Good Derivatives begin with the title: the book does not discuss derivatives at length, nor is there a coherent thesis proposing that they are "good." Equally misleading is the subtitle; financial innovation is merely referenced within the larger story, and environmental innovation is not even mentioned until late in the book. Only at the byline do we truly understand the crux of this tome. What lies within is a retelling of the life and times of Richard L. Sandor, replete with ...more
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Jul 16, 2013 Beth rated it really liked it
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I wrote this for Southeast Green but wanted to share here too.

Climate Exchanges a missed opportunity

Good Derivatives - a tale of missed opportunity both financially and environmentally

I was asked to read Good Derivatives about 18 months ago to provide a review. Well I may be late but I will eventually get to what I am asked to do even if everyone gives up on me by the time I do it.

I recently finished the book and was struck by the fascinating, exciting and yet so disappointing rise and fall of
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