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Call for Papers: Sustainable finance in Australasia: Fad, niche, or new paradigm?

Day and Time: Saturday 1 July 2023 - 9:30pm to 3pm

Context: This year the AFAANZ Finance SIG will host a workshop on sustainable finance. Sustainable finance and managing climate risk are becoming two of the most important issues facing investors and financial regulators. The financial risks and opportunities associated with climate change are particularly acute in Australasia. The aim of the workshop is to encourage community building among researchers interested in sustainable finance in Australasia. The focus of the research need not necessarily be on Australasia though (global studies and those focusing on other regions are welcome). Preference will be given to ECRs. We take a broad definition of sustainable finance-related topics (see list of topics below) and we welcome submission from a range of methodological approaches (empirical analyses, theoretical, macroeconomic/monetary-environment models, case studies, policy analyses etc.).

Paper Submission: Submit full papers by Monday 5th of June 2023 to putting ‘AFAANZ Sustainable Finance SIG  Workshop – Paper Submission’ in the subject line.

Notification: Accepted papers will be notified on Monday 12th of June 2023.

Indicative Topics: Paper topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Transition risk in equities, bond, derivative and sovereign markets
  • Physical risk such as sea level rise, extreme temperatures, drought and wild fires
  • Climate and environmental accounting
  • Climate disclosures – accounting standards, TFCD implementation, taxonomies
  • Liability risk – insurance claims and litigation associated with climate change
  • Carbon markets and carbon taxes
  • ESG investing
  • Green bonds and impact investing
  • Green public finance and guarantees (incl. green investment banks and funds)
  • Financial innovation to meet financing gaps (e.g. securitising green loans)
  • Monetary policy and climate change

Scientific committee

  • Ivan Diaz-Rainey, Workshop Chair (Griffith University)
  • Joey Yang, Finance SIG Chair (UWA)
  • Henk Berkman (University of Auckland)
  • Robert Bianchi (Griffith University)
  • Martina Linnenluecke (UTS)
  • Tom Smith (Macquarie University)
  • Muhammad Nadeem (University of Queensland)
  • Dan Daugaard (University of Tasmania)
  • Shireenjit Johl (Griffith University)
  • Helen Roberts (University of Otago)

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